Glass block crafting is a quick and easy DIY that you can customize for any season. Download the free fall printable and let’s create!
Whether you’re looking to create a festive centerpiece for Thanksgiving or spruce up your living room with a unique decoration, this decorative glass block idea is perfect.
Plus, with my handy free fall truck printable, you can transform ordinary glass blocks into stunning works of art in no time.
So keep reading for the step-by-step tutorial. Happy crafting!
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If you haven’t tried crafting with glass blocks yet, you are in for a treat!
I also have several glass block Christmas ideas planned in the coming weeks, so I will be sure to share pics of the finished projects soon!
They make great gifts, but keep one for yourself to add to your own Christmas decor.
Glass Block Crafting
The great thing about this craft is you can find glass blocks at your local craft store like Michaels or JoAnn Fabric and Crafts. I scored mine for 60% off at Hobby Lobby.
You will find a printable how-to card at the bottom of this post to make it easy for you, but I will share some tips.
Supplies for glass block craft
- Glass Block – check Walmart, Lowe’s, Home Depot or any craft stores
- Free Fall Printable – print on scrapbook paper or cardstock
- Mod Podge
- Foam Brush
- Paper Cutter
- Fall Ribbon
- Fall Leaves and Acorns (or any fall embellishments)
When looking for a glass block, be sure to buy one that has an opening to add lights or other decorations.
This one is perfect because it has an amber glass color perfect for fall and it has a large rectangular opening.
Clean the glass block
Start by wiping the glass block down with a bit of rubbing alcohol to remove any fingerprints, dust or grime.
Print the image
Print out the fall truck printable on scrapbook paper or cardstock.
Copy paper will be a little too thin for this project.
We are going to be using mod podge to decoupage the image onto the glass block.
Cut to size
Carefully cut the image to fit the back of the glass block. You can use scissors, but a paper cutter is the best way to get an even cut.
Cover glass block with mod podge
Use your foam brush to cover the back of the glass block with mod podge. Let it sit for about a minute or so.
Be sure that the hole opening is on the bottom.
Add a very light coat of mod podge directly to the image and secure it to the glass block.
Make sure the photo is upright with the glass hole on the bottom.
I chose to add the image to the back of the glass called a “reverse decoupage”. Let dry.
The image looks more realistic and you can create a 3-d scene with fall acorns and moss as you’ll see in the next step.
Add fall embellishments to glass block
Remove the plastic cover for the hole and begin hot gluing moss to the top of the cover.
Once the moss is done, add pinecones, acorns, fall leaves or other embellishments.
I tried adding lights, but it covered the pretty image, so I left them out.
However, if you want lights, now is the time to add them. Secure the cover back on the craft block.
Make a pretty bow
Use wired ribbon to create a bow for the top of the glass block. Mine is a 2.5″ fall pumpkin ribbon.
A simple bow can be made by cutting ribbon pieces to about 6″ and layering them in a crisscross pattern.
Secure them in the middle with a zip tie. Easy peasy! Attach to the top with a dab of hot glue.
You can also hot glue a few fall flowers to cover the center and give it a bit more texture and dimension.
I’m so happy with how it turned out and it took only about 45 minutes to make.
It looks so pretty in a fall vignette on an entryway table, or on shelves.
I hope you enjoyed this easy glass block craft. How would you decorate with yours?
Let me know if you give this a try.
It totally makes my day!
I’d love it if you would share this with your friends by saving the below image to your favorite Fall/Halloween or home decorating board on Pinterest.
Download Your Fall Truck Printable
I’ve had several questions about downloading my printables. When you click the download button below the image, it will immediately show as a full size image.
Simply right click on the image and save it to your computer. Hope this helps! 🙂
Thank you for stopping by. Happy Fall!
- Glass Block
- Free Fall Printable
- Mod Podge
- Foam Brush
- Fall Ribbon
- Fall Leaves and Acorns
- Paper Cutter
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- Clean the glass block.
- Print the image and cut to fit the back of the glass block.
- Use your foam brush to cover the back of the glass block with mod podge.
- Add a very light coat of mod podge directly to the image and secure it to the glass block.
- Use a credit card or squeegee tool to remove any bubbles. Let dry.
- Remove the plastic cover for the hole and begin hot gluing moss to the top of the cover.
- Add pinecones, acorns, fall leaves or other embellishments.
- Create a simple bow with wired ribbon and hot glue it to the top of the block.
- Finish with a few fall flowers.
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Google Web Story: DIY Glass Block Craft with Free Fall Printable
You may also like these fall DIY wreath ideas and home decor:
- Thrift Store Fall Wreath Makeover
- Rustic Glam Fall Wreath
- Fall Watercolor Printables
- Neutral Fall Decorations
- Fall Balcony in Classic Autumn Colors
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