Decorative Glass Blocks

Decorative Glass Blocks

Crafting Time:
  • 1-2 Hours
Skill Level:
  • Beginner
Project Courtesy of: Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores
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Additional Information



  • Craft knife
  • Scissors
  • Glass cleaner, alcohol & paper towels


  • Small deco glass block
  • Ribbon: 1 bolt each,
    • 1-1/2" brushed sheer wire-edge, copper
    • 5/8" wire-edge, silver
    • 5/16" sheer, moss
  • Jewelry pendant
  • 50 bridal lights, super bright clear
  • Cloth-wrapped wire, brown
  • Wire cutters


  • Large deco glass block
  • 4 pkgs sparkling diamond yellow mix crystals
  • 3 holiday glitter champagne ferns stems
  • 1 holiday glitter grass bush
  • 2 bottles Delta Air-Dry Perm Enamel Paint: gold, bronze
  • Small sponge brush
  • Acrylic flat paintbrush
  • Disposable plate
  • Paper


Clean both glass blocks with glass cleaner.


  1. Stuff lights into block; place plug through the round plastic insert provided in package. Place inside oval plastic insert to cover the top on block.
  2. Make bow with sheer copper ribbon. Make 6 large loops with silver ribbon; attach underneath bow. Make 6 smaller loops with silver ribbon and place in the center of copper bow. String 16" of sheer moss ribbon through jewelry pendant. Attach to front side with a knot around the plug coming out of the insert on top of the block.
  3. Cut 18" of sheer moss ribbon; tie the bow on top of knot from jewelry pendant. Make medium size loops with sheer moss ribbon and place in the center of the bow. Use the bow tails to secure the loops in the center. Cut all tails on an angle at different lengths.


  1. Wipe area to be painted with alcohol prior to painting.
  2. Cut paper to fit inside the glass block. Draw design and lightly tape to the inside of the block.
  3. Squeeze gold and bronze paint on disposable plate. Dip sponge brush into bronze paint. Press loaded sponge brush onto the glass block, following paper design. Spounce some gold paint, for contrast.
  4. Allow paint to dry. Scrape some off with craft knife to create a star shape on each tree.
  5. Remove the paper pattern; fill the block with 3 to 4 bags of the sparkling diamond yellow mix crystals.
  6. Insert champagne fern and grass down into crystals.