Nicole™ Crafts Glass Block Fireplace

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by Chris Yankauskas, Nicole™ Crafts

Nicole™ Crafts Glass Block Fireplace

Gives a warm, cozy feeling. You'’ll want to bring the chestnuts out!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:4 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include drying time for the paint.
  • 2
    Remove backs from buttons being used with wire cutters.
  • 3
    Paint all sides of glass block, except front, Lamp (Ebony) Black. Let dry.
  • 4
    Glue cinnamon sticks together to look like logs.
  • 5
    Cut one 4 inch x 6 inch strip each of Red, Yellow and Orange glitter tulle. Layer these pieces together and gather at one end. Glue gathered end to back of cinnamon sticks/logs for flames. Separate colors and trim into flames as desired. Insert and glue lights into cinnamon sticks/logs and glitter tulle.
  • 6
    Paint removable glass block cap Lamp (Ebony) Black. Let dry.
  • 7
    Glue cinnamon sticks/logs and glitter tulle/fire onto glass block cap. Insert glass block cap into bottom of block, leaving battery pack on the outside.
  • 8
    Paint a 1-1/2 inch border around sides and top of front of glass block. Cut a 1/2 inch x 1/4 inch piece of small kitchen sponge. Dab sponge piece into Country Red and dab in rows across Snow (Titanium) White border on glass block to create bricks. Water down Oak stain and brush over bricks, wiping off excess, to give bricks an aged look.
  • 9
    Stain all wood and wood turnings with Oak.
  • 10
    Cut 3 inch-wide pieces of basswood as follows: one 10 inch long piece for top and two 8 inch long pieces for sides. Glue to top and sides of glass block using.
  • 11
    Cut a 10 inch piece of 1 inch wide basswood. Glue to front of top piece to create mantle.
  • 12
    Cut 1/16 inch balsa stick as follows: two 5-3/4 inch pieces and one 5-1/4 inch piece. Glue around brick opening, trimming excess if necessary.
  • 13
    Cut a 3 inch x 10 inch piece of White felt and glue to top of mantle.
  • 14
    Paint 2 inch circle Country Red. Dot with Snow (Titanium) White. Glue on gingerbread ornaments and glue to mantle.
  • 15
    Paint candle cup Snow (Titanium) White with Country Red rim and dots. Glue to mantle.
  • 16
    Glue two of the 1 inch discs to a dowel cap finial. Glue to each side of mantle.
  • 17
    Cut six pieces of chenille stem that are 2 inch each. Glue one end of each piece to the back of a poinsettia button. Glue three stocking buttons into each dowel cap finial as shown.
  • 18
    Glue tree to center of mantle. Glue bulbs to tree.
  • 19
    Embellish mantle with pieces of roping, pinecones and cut beads from bead garland for berries.
  • 20
    Glue a 16 inch piece of roping to front of mantle as shown. Glue stockings to roping.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:4 hours

Project Supplies

  • Nicole™ Crafts Glass Block 8 inch x 8 inch 104540362
  • Dress It Up Buttons Red Poinsettias 104241567 (2)
  • Dress It Up Buttons Stockings 104241478
  • Dress It Up Buttons Tree Trimmers 104241610
  • Midwest Products Basswood Sheet 3/16 inch x 3 inch x 24 inch 1041414000
  • Midwest Products Basswood Sheet 1/8 inch x 1/8 inch x 36 inch 104141374
  • Midwest Products Balsa Stick 1/16 inch x 1/8 inch x 36 inch 104141282
  • Nicole™ Crafts Glitter Tulle 6 inch x 10 yard Red 104733908
  • Nicole™ Crafts Glitter Tulle 6 inch x 10 yard Orange 104733906
  • Nicole™ Crafts Glitter Tulle 6 inch x 10 yard Yellow 104733898
  • Nicole™ Crafts 3 inch Cinnamon Sticks 6 pc. 104053422
  • Nicole™ Crafts Clear Wire 10 Clear Rice Lights 104280533
  • Nicole™ Crafts Roping Mini Pine Garland 18 foot 104561193
  • Lara's Crafts New Image Company Wood Candle Cup 1 inch 5 pc. 104139637
  • Lara's Crafts New Image Company Wood Circle 2-1/4 inch 2 pc. 104139641
  • Lara's Crafts New Image Company Wood Disc/Circle 1 inch 7 pc. 104139646
  • Lara's Crafts New Image Company Wood Finial Dowel Cap 15/16 inch x 1/4 inch 6 pc. 104139656
  • CPE The New Image Group Felt Sheet 9 inch x 12 inch White 104276453
  • Nicole™ Crafts Mini Tree Treasures Garland 3 foot Glitter Bead Red 104554888
  • Nicole™ Crafts Mini Tree Treasures Garland 3 foot Gingerbread Man 104554902
  • Nicole™ Crafts Chenille Stems 6 mm Emerald 25 pc. 104277479
  • Nicole™ Crafts Mini Tree Treasures Ornaments 4 inch Sisal Tree with Snow 104474084
  • DecoArt Gel Stain 2 oz. Oak 104108132 (2)
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Snow (Titanium) White 104106580
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Lamp (Ebony) Black 104106681 (2)
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Country Red 104106620
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Synthetic Acrylic and Multi Media Brush Flat Shader Size 10 104118906
  • Beacon Quick Grip All-Purpose Permanent Adhesive 2 oz. 104290188
  • Panacea Heavy Duty 8 inch Wire Cutters 104455865
  • Paper Towels
  • Small Kitchen Sponge
  • Small Saw
  • Small Pinecones
  • Scissors
  • Ruler