Nicole™ Crafts Love Bug Glass Block

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by Chris Yankauskas, Nicole™ Crafts

Nicole™ Crafts Love Bug Glass Block

You'll be bitten by the crafting bug when you see how easy it is to create this cute glass block! Creating on a glass block is so versatile. You can paint, add craft basics like in this project, with Deco Mesh, craft foam, pom poms and chenille stems, resulting in lighted decor or even a vase for flowers!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Using templates provided, cut shapes from foam. Glue body and face together. Punch spots with hole punch and glue to body. Use photo provided for placement.
  • 2
    Cut three 8 inch pieces of Black mesh tubing. Insert a Black chenille stem into each piece. Trim and glue a ½ inch black pom pom on each end for legs. Glue legs to back of body.
  • 3
    To create wings, cut a 45 inch piece of red tubing and fill with Red chenille stems. Cut a 5 inch length of deco mesh ribbon. Shape chenille-filled Red mesh tubing into wing shape and glue to mesh ribbon piece. Trim excess to create wings. Glue wings to back of body.
  • 4
    Cut a 12 inch length of Red tubing for antennae and insert a Red chenille stem into tubing. Glue ¼ inch Black pom pom to each end. Fold in half and glue to back of head as shown.
  • 5
    Attach foam hearts on wings and nose as shown. Glue on wiggle eyes. Draw on mouth with Black dimensional paint. Let dry.
  • 6
    Remove glass block cap. Fill block with lights and filler, leaving plug hanging out opening. Replace cap.
  • 7
    Glue ribbon around block. Make a multi-loop ribbon bow, secure with wire and glue to top of block.
  • 8
    Glue body to glass block.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Supplies

  • Nicole™ Crafts Glass Block 8 inch x 8 inch 104540362
  • Basket Accents™ Metallic Shred 2 oz. Opal 104180369
  • Nicole™ Crafts Deco Mesh Ribbon 4 inch x 25 yards Metallic White with Iridescent 104570289
  • Nicole™ Crafts Clear Bulb Lights White Wire 20 lights 104283525
  • Morex® Polka Dot Ribbon 1-1/2 inch x 3 yards Red with Black Dots 100392160
  • Darice® Expressions Mesh Tubing 8mm x 20 yards Red 104718762
  • Darice® Expressions Mesh Tubing 8mm x 20 yards Black 104718770
  • Nicole™ Crafts Foam Sheet Adhesive Back 9 inch x 12 inch Red 104468066
  • Nicole™ Crafts Foam Sheet Adhesive Back 9 inch x 12 inch Black 104468064
  • Nicole™ Crafts Foam Sheet Adhesive Back 9 inch x 12 inch White 104468063
  • Nicole™ Crafts Glittzer Foam Stickers Red Hearts 104263191
  • Nicole™ Crafts Wiggle Eyes 10MM 100 pcs. 104233379
  • Nicole™ Crafts Acrylic Pom-Poms 1/2 inch Black 100 pcs. 104276834
  • Nicole™ Crafts Acrylic Pom-Poms 1/4 inch Black 100 pcs. 104276842
  • Nicole™ Crafts 6mm Chenille Stems Red 75 pcs. 104277516
  • Nicole™ Crafts 6mm Chenille Stems Black 75 pcs. 104277518
  • Nicole™ Crafts Dimensional Fabric Paint Value Pack 104136877
  • Darice® Paper Covered Wire 8 yards Red 104738794
  • McGill® 2 inch reach Punchline 1/4 inch Circle 104094611
  • Nicole™ Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Fed Glue Gun 104180411
  • Surebonder® All Purpose Stik Glue Sticks 4 inch 50 pcs. 104737928
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