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How to quickly make a delightful Christmas glass block décor piece

Christmas is full of gatherings, parties and more.  You want to have your home warm and full of Christmas joy.  This easy project of a Christmas glass block décor piece is easy and so pretty when displayed on a mantle, or as a centerpiece.

Updated Dec. 2018

Christmas glass block décor piece

Instructions:

Instructions:

 

  1. Begin by gathering all your materials.

Christmas glass block décor piece

  1. Clean the surface of your glass block. This is just to make sure there is no dust or anything on it when you apply the vinyl.

Christmas glass block décor piece

  1. Add your vinyl lettering. I chose the word JOY in red.

Christmas glass block décor piece

Christmas glass block décor piece

  1. Once you apply your vinyl, you’re ready for your ribbon.

Christmas glass block décor piece

  1. Wrap your ribbon around your glass block. I taped mine in place before hot gluing it. I removed the tape after gluing.

Christmas glass block décor piece

Make the Bow

  1. Now that your block has its vinyl and ribbon, all it needs is a pretty bow for the top. To make the bow cut 24 inches of Bowdabra wire fold it in half. Place it into your Bowdabra.  You will have a loop on one side and two loose wires on the other.  This will be your slipknot.
  1. Take the end of the ribbon and twist the side that has the longest end and place it right side facing downwards into the Bowdabra. This is the beginning of your first loop.

Christmas glass block décor piece

  1. Continue folding your ribbon into your Bowdabra, making loops.

Christmas glass block décor piece

  1. Continue to create as many loops as you want, depending on the fullness of the bow you prefer at the end. I wanted mine pretty full, so I did a bunch of loops. Once you have achieved your desired ribbon width scrunch down the ribbon with the Bowdabra wand. Insert the loose wires through the loop and pull tight while the bow is still in the Bowdabra.  Turn to the back and tie a knot.

Christmas glass block décor piece

  1. Fluff and shape your bow. Hot glue it onto your glass block.

Christmas glass block décor piece

glass decor piece

 

 

 

 

 

     
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