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Friday, October 14, 2011

Fall Favorites Blog Hop ~ Glass Block


Welcome to the Fall Favorites Blog Hop!! 


If you are looking for the Fall Decor Blog Hop, please go HERE!

If you are looking for the Memories in Tyme Halloween Blog Hop, please go HERE!

You should have arrived her from CONNIE.  If not, please go to the BEGINNING!  Here is a complete listing just in case you get lost along the way!


Now on to my project!!

I purchased this glass block at Michaels about a month ago and I have had a total block (no pun intended) on what Halloween image to put on it.  Finally, I was looking through my gypsy for something else and came across this image on Holiday Cakes.
I put the layers of the haunted house on my mat sized at 7 inches.  I put the witch (sized at 1 inch) and the bat (sized at .65 inch) from Happy Hauntings on my mat.  I put the bat and witch on the same half of the mat as the black layer of the house.
I put black and yellow vinyl on my mat.  I set my cricut at 3-3-3, Pressure 3, Speed 3 and Blade Depth 3.  This gives a nice kiss cut.  It will cut through the vinyl only, not the paper backing.
I take my dental tool and pull (weed) away the extra pieces.  It is helpful to roll up the extra vinyl as you peel it off so it doesn't stick to your project pieces.
Then you weed out the inner cuts (door, windows, etc.). I take clear contact paper cut to size and de-stick it a bit by sticking it on my pants.  Then I smooth it over my image.  I want to stick my black vinyl on top of the yellow layer first.
I use my scraper tool to burnish the vinyl on my contact paper.
I start at one corner and peel it up.  Then I place it over the yellow piece.
Here are the two layers on the glass.
I added ribbon around the edge of the block.
I put the bat and witch on the block.  I put white tulle and a set of 35 white lights (found at Hobby Lobby) inside the block.
Here is my block all lit up.  The stand also came from Hobby Lobby.

For my blog candy today, you just need to be or become a follower or subscriber or both, and leave me a comment about your favorite Fall activity.  Mine is going to the pumpkin patch!!  I will pick a winner on the 24th when I am back in town!

Thank you for stopping by!!  Your next stop on the hop is HERE!

87 comments:

Connie Layman said...

Lori, I just became a new follower and I'm totally in love with this project! I see this in my future! Happy to be on this blog hop with you, TFS!

Shelly Lynn said...

Awesome project Lori! I love all your detailed instructions!!! This is such a clever idea!! Thanks so much for sharing it with us! My favorite fall activity is... spending the day with two of my bff's (we all three share Oct. as our bday month)... we go to the pumpkin patch with the kiddos and lunch somewhere fun... then back to one of our houses for cake and icecream. We always have a great time doing this every year!

Eva said...
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Eva said...

super duper gorgeous project!!! Love that ribbon too, looks perfect!!! I already a follower. My favorite is to decorate for our annual Halloween Party!!!
Eva :0)
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http://evasscrapsncards.blogspot.com
I have a giveaway on my blog

Courtney Larson said...

I cannot tell you how much I love this. Wish I had the courage to try Vinyl out. This is fantabulous idea for Christmas decor. Thank you!

Laurie said...

Love it! I totally understand your "block". I have 2 of them that need decorations and can't figure out what to do!

Marianne said...

I absolutely lve your project! Thank you fornshowing how to do the vinyl. I am new to vinyl and you showed me how to use it.

jennyplace2 said...

What a awesome spooky Halloween Home decor item, this is just beautiful!!!! and I love the instuctions that you kindly posted with it, I also can see one in my future! TFS!
jennyplace26@gmail.com

gshrader said...

Love this!!!! Great idea for decorating the block! Thanks so much for sharing! Follower of your blog, and my favorite fall activity is definitely going to the pumpkin patch with my kids!
Thanks for the chance to win
gayle_shrader at yahoo dot com

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Great project. Wodking with vinyl is always awesome. TFS

Denise said...

Gorgeous glass block! I love it! May have to make myself one of these! Thanks so much for sharing! Denise queenbee.speigle@gmail.com

My Cricut Craft Room said...

I am happy your "block" went away! Great project and I love the detailed steps how to make it.

Babe O'Mara said...

Great decorating idea. Your project is fabulous. My favorite thing to do in the fall is the corn maze. We always get lost, it's so much fun. I'm already a follower.

Babe
youiesmom@att.net

smyiow said...

Fabulous! This is so cute! I love it!!

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smmyiow@gmail.com

Pink Polka Dot Scrapping said...

Lori I am a new follower and my favorite thing to do in the fall is going on the hayride and drinking apple cider and eating candy apples. Your project is super awesome, and I appreciate you giving us the step by steps to make this ....I have to scraplift this now...Thanks for taking the time to share!

CRAZY4CHRIST said...

This is so cool, thanks for sharing how made it!! My favourite thing to do in the fall, is make a pile of leaves for my daughter and take pictures of her playing in them!! Thanks for the chance to win
Kristan (follower)
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

Rosa said...

This is so pretty and I want one. TFS

Jenny R said...

Wow...I love love love this project. The cuts are so fun and I love the beautiful ribbon! TFS

Amy E said...

I LOVE this project!!! I saw some glass blocks at a garage sale this summer but didn't know what to do with them so I didn't get them. Boy, am I ever kicking myself now!

amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com
scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

Audrey Frelx said...

Lori, I love this, sister-friend!!! You did an amazing job, it looks terrific!!!

Congrats for winning over at Sheila's too!

MissScrapAlot said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!!! TFS!!!!!
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Newbie2crafting said...

WOOOOOOW!! I'm in LOVE with your glass block!!!!!

Dana
Danascraftycorner.blogspot.com

Basteltriene said...

This is really great, I'm thrilled! Great idea.

S`andra said...

How freaking cool is this. Love the look. I am so looking forward to playing with a block I got months ago. I may not do Halloween though..Got my mind set on a Winter Scene. Just have to find the right cricut cart. for it...just started with the Cricut Expression, I only have a few carts. at the moment.
My FAVORITE FALL thing to do...I collect pinecones from the property, make up a delicious scented wax to pour over them. bake it in the oven for about 5 min.. then let dry. Bundle them or string them. The scents last a good little bit. Then its off to the pumpkin farm to pick that just right spooky pumpkin for my front door. Kids are grown, but it is something we do together still.
Thanks for sharing your wonderful lighted block. I am a follower too!
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Sarah Bella said...

The glass block is gorgeous and I haven't worked with vinyl yet, so I'm excited to try this!

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Sherry said...

I became a follower and I just love your project. I'm finding there are lots of items to be used in different projects besides paper. Thanks for sharing
SHerry
sherrystrother@hotmail.com

quietjournals said...

the glass block is amazing. quiethearts@verizon.net....Rosemary Woodruff

the purple muse said...

Fabulous project! I love vinyl and home decor projects with the Cricut! TFS:-)

~Tammy S

tammy dot schmitt at mac dot com

Brittney said...

Great Project!

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Valetta Pelata said...

Love the block. Is there a candle for light in the block or an electric tea light?

Josie0602 said...

This block is just the cutest!! I need to get my Holiday Cakes cartridge out because that house is just awesome on your block!
Tracy

Laura (tweetyb) said...

Ok this is GORGEOUS!!! LOVE it!!! Will def have to try this!!
♥ Laura ♥
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Colin said...

Wonderful idea! I think I have been inspired to try vinyl. This project you could do for any season. Thanks for the idea.

Colin
penpalcolin@hotmail.com

Theresa said...

What a wonderful project..I can't wait tor try my hand at making one. Thanks so much too, for the clear instructions and photos.
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Mad Crafter said...

Lori, amazing as always:) This project ROCKS!! You picked a perfect cut to put in the block. It looks great! TFS!
~Madison funkycards @ charter dot net

Liz said...

this is beautiful, I want to try this so badly now. I think I'm off to Hobby Lobby!!

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gypsyrps said...

There block looks fantastic. Love that ribbon. TFS

Evelyn said...

A awesome light block!! After halloween it can be transformed in a X-mas deco. and so on.

jennyrb78 said...

I love this idea, it is so cute. It would also be cute to do a jack-o-lantern on the glass block and light it up too!
jrfurlong@gmail.com

Creative Craft Corner said...

Great idea!! I may have to try this myself!

Karey

Holly said...

I love this glass block and image. So cute. The ribbon and bow are the perfect touch! Thanks for sharing!

Holly

hollyshobbie at gmail dot com

Patricia said...

Thank you for sharing such a unique project----- I will see blocks in a new light now!! TFS

Scrapbooking and Stamping with Michelle said...

I LOVE it! That looks so cool. Now I have to go buy some glass blocks and try something with them! Great job!

I have become a follower!

mcoleman9641@wideopenwest.com

Diana said...

WOW!!!! This is awesome!!!

Jenny said...

Love your Halloween block....so cute :)

Jenny
jennykingham at att dot net

Momma's Blog said...

I love this idea! I was just looking at these blocks at Lowe's today...I will check out Hobby Lobby for them for sure.

Angie said...

I haven't seen these blocks used for anything but Christmas. I like your twist on Halloween!

SherriC. said...

this is beautifully spooky....I Love it!!!!!
thank you so much for sharing!!!
brodiec88 at hotmail dot com

tgclifton said...

Love it!!!

Henson Creations said...

Stunning. I Love it. I must try this out. Would be a great gift for a mpther to be (not halloween of course :P )
_Maritza

Suz said...

the glass block looks fabulous thanks for sharing a tutorial how to I'll be making one

Suni Smith Brandt said...

i am a new follower and so pleased to hve the chance to see tyour blog!!!!! great projects, what a treat
i will be back, marked you as a great find thanks

callyannc said...

Thinking outside the box! I have one for christmas but never thought of making a Halloween lighted box! Perfect! TFS CallyAnn(follower) CallyAnn
callyannc@live.com

Amanda said...

Wow-wee! Luv it! I've been wondering what 2 do w/ those blocks that I've seen at A.C. Moore's (usually on sale 2!) Now I have some ideas;) Following via email! Thanx~prhmangel at gmail dot com

Amanda said...

Hi again! I meant 2 say follower via GFC & email(I think~lol)! Definitely GFC! Thankx~prhmangel at gmail dot com

Angela said...

LOVE this project!!! May attempt one of my own this week! And I just became a new follower too!

Jojo Moore said...

soooooooooo cut, i just love your
Halloween light box,great idea,its fabulous! i will have to try one .for Christmas. Thanks for sharing with us.

Happy Hoping to ever one!
jojo_moore62@yahoo.com

Southern Scrapper said...

I love it..such a great job!! My fave fall activity would be taking my 2 lil boys to the pumpkin patch..they had a blast there last weekend!!

Yvette said...

Wow! I love it! Thanks for showing us how to make one. I have been wanting to make one of these.

sky41053 said...

You really came up with the perfect project with that glass block lol I think it is so awesome and cant wait to try it maybe for thanksgiving or xmas wih santa and reindeer. Thanks for sharing it was appreciated. My favorite time of fall is like your's watching the grandkids in the pumpkin patch picking theirs out. sky41053@yahoo.com

Roseanne said...

What a fabulous idea and it looks gorgeous! I can see the uses for Christmas as well! Thanks for sharing.

Bunnyfreak said...

Love how the block looks lit up. My favorite fall activity is corn mazes.

Vicki said...

Your block is outstanding. Love all the details. My favorite activity is raking leaves and watching kids jump in the piles.


Vicki
vwilson577 at yahoo.com

Brit K. Designs said...

Love this! And thanks for the detailed instructions! I haven't attempted vinyl yet, but I sure want to! My favorite fall activity is jumping in leaves with my son, he's not quite 5, so he loves it! TFS!

tremblayfam said...

Wondering if you removed the clear contact paper later? or if it stayed on? Haven't tried vinyl with my cricut yet. My favorite fall activity is...Oh, I can't pick one, burning pumpkin candles, changing the decor from summer to fall,, seeing all the fall changes as the leaves change, cooler days, making cookies! :)

Doris P. said...

my fav fall is raking leaves and watching the (now) grandkids jump in and roll around in them.. SO MUCH FUN!!! I love your block - I have thought about buying these BUT ya know - I had no thoughts on what to make - TFS for some ideas for me :) I stink at layering vinyl!! Doris
parkernana5@cox.net

Crafty and Green said...

Lori, I Love this project! It's AMAZING!! Of Course I'm already a follower!! Thanks for your inspiration!!

Many Blessings,
Tina

http://craftyandgreen.blogspot.com

cema1cema said...

Lori I love your project!! I have been wanting to try making my own block! Glad I got to hop with you! Christina

littlen said...

beautiful project. tfs.
one of my favorite fall activities is apples picking.
i'm a follower.
littlen44 at gmail dot com

Penny said...

I have always wanted to try one of these glass blocks. Think I will take some inspiration from you. TFS

Scrappy Heartz said...

love it!! I have a glass block in my studio that I couldn't decide what to do with it so you just made my decision for me!! Picking apples is my favorite FALL activity!! I am a new follower!! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win!!

HeartAMZ1@aol.com
Debbie Chapman

sky41053 said...

I still can not believe you came up with that idea for a glass block. I can not wait to try it maybe for Christmas. Thanks for sharing your work it is appreciated.

sky41053@yahoo.com

TeresaK said...

I just LOVE this glass block project! I am following you now!
Thanks for being in the Hop!

elizabethsogard said...

I never even thought to use a glass block. I sense a new addiction coming on!

Liz

Kris Dietz said...

Great project! I've been making these the last couple of weeks for my family members - having the kids pick out their own designs and colors. I like your design -- may have to make one for myself. :) My favorite fall activity is apple and pumpkin picking with the kids.

Kris
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Ashley Nicole said...

I love love love it. What a great idea for Halloween. A fabulous piece of decor.
Ashley
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Suzys Crafts said...

very very pretty. Love this idea!

jordanbev5 said...

Love your project and thank you for sharing all the details on making it!! You were so helpful!!
Am now a follower! Yeppee!! Look forward to seeing more!

Simply Sweet by Sharon said...

Great job on the glass block! I have always wanted to try making one of these. Thank you for all of the detail directions. I can't wait to see more.

McVic said...

ohh I just LOVE THis project! The vinyl is so cool on the block with the lights!! And your bow is perfect!!!
kacee

Darlene said...

What a great project! TFS
My favorite is going to a pumpkin patch!

Darlene

The Mohr's said...

AWESOME!!! Love it, great job!

Creative Mine by Maria said...

Very cute idea...thanks for sharing

Christina said...

Wow! I am impressed by your creativity and your tutorial. I so want to make that now. Awesome job.

Kim H said...

Love this project, so creative. Can be used in so many ways at halloween, a night light, porch decoration, table centerpiece... thank you for the inspiration. Im a follower. My favorite fall activity is to take a drive to look at all the changing leaves.

Angiebug said...

Fabulous block! Will be a great hit for halloween. am a new follower. - angie
angiehbug at yahoo dot com

Lori Comeau said...

Awesome project! WOW!!!!
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