Nicole™ Crafts Birthday Glass Block

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by Chris Yankauskas, Nicole™ Crafts

Nicole™ Crafts Birthday Glass Block

Is someone saying it's their birthday? The Nicole™ Crafts Birthday Glass Block is a great, new way to celebrate the person's big day!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include drying time.
  • 2
    Cut one 6 inch circle, one 4 inch circle and one 3 inch circle out of Styrofoam sheet with saw. Cut each circle in half.
  • 3
    Hot glue half circles together as shown in photo to create cake.
  • 4
    Brush White dimensional fabric paint over cake. Let dry thoroughly.
  • 5
    Embellish cake with Galaxy Blue and Christmas Red as shown or as desired.
  • 6
    Cut three 6 inch pieces of Red tinsel chenille stems. Fold each in half. Twist each so they become 2 inch long candles.
  • 7
    Cut three 2 inch pieces of Gold tinsel chenille stems. Bend each piece into a flame shape. Glue each flame shape onto a candle.
  • 8
    Poke holes into top of cake with brush handle and insert candles into cake.
  • 9
    Clean glass block.
  • 10
    Remove glass block cap. Insert lights.
  • 11
    Cut 3 inch x 12 inch strips of each color glitter tulle - Yellow, Lime, Red and Royal Blue - and fill block, placing around lights. Replace cap, leaving plug hanging out.
  • 12
    Cut a 2 inch x 3/4 inch piece of Styrofoam and glue into center of cap.
  • 13
    Paint one Styrofoam egg True Blue, another Tuscan Red, another Festive Green and another Bright Yellow. Let dry.
  • 14
    Push one end of a Gold tinsel chenille stem into each egg to create balloons. Twist the four stems of the balloons together and insert into the Styrofoam in the cap. Glue to secure.
  • 15
    Cut 36 inch pieces of each color glitter tulle - Yellow, Lime, Red and Royal Blue - and tie into a bow. Glue bow to top of block and trim as desired.
  • 16
    Hot glue cake to front of block.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Nicole™ Crafts Glass Block 8 inch x 8 inch 104540362
  • Nicole™ Crafts Tinsel Chenille Stems 25 pc. 6 mm Red 104277491
  • Nicole™ Crafts Tinsel Chenille Stems 25 pc. 6 mm Gold 104277489
  • Nicole™ Crafts Glitter Tulle 6 inch x 10 yard Lime 104733892
  • Nicole™ Crafts Glitter Tulle 6 inch x 10 yard Yellow 104733898
  • Nicole™ Crafts Glitter Tulle 6 inch x 10 yard Red 104733908
  • Nicole™ Crafts Glitter Tulle 6 inch x 10 yard Royal Blue 104733894
  • FloraCraft Styrofoam Brand Foam Hen Egg 2-1/2 inch x 1-7/8 inch 6 pc. 104183717
  • FloraCraft Styrofoam Brand Foam Sheet 12 inch x 36 inch x 2 inch 104179444
  • Nicole™ Crafts 20 ct. Multi Color Light Strand Green Wire 104273667
  • FloraCraft Foam Cutter 6 inch 2 blade 104186311
  • Tulip Dimensional Paint 4 oz. Puffy White 104130911
  • DecoArt Craft Twinkles Writer 2 oz. Galaxy Blue 104770355
  • DecoArt Craft Twinkles Writer 2 oz. Christmas Red 104106738
  • DecoArt Americana Gloss Enamels Paint 2 oz. True Blue 104549518
  • DecoArt Americana Gloss Enamels Paint 2 oz. Festive Green 104549514
  • DecoArt Americana Gloss Enamels Paint 2 oz. Tuscan Red 104549508
  • DecoArt Americana Gloss Enamels Paint 2 oz. Bright Yellow 104549512
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Synthetic Acrylic and Multi Media Brush Flat Shader Size 10 104118906
  • Nicole™ Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Glue Gun 104180411
  • Surebonder All Purpose Stik Glue Sticks 4 inch 50 pc. 104737928
  • Panacea Heavy Duty 8 inch Wire Cutters 104455865