Nicole™ Crafts Rustic Santa Glass Block

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by Karen Fennimore, Nicole™ Crafts

Nicole™ Crafts Rustic Santa Glass Block

Jolly ol' Saint Nick takes on a rustic yet trendy look in this glass block that uses Nicole Crafts glitter, Canvas Home Basics and other supplies. Use the lights to add some color to his cheeks!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Remove label and lid. Clean glass. Place block on table with opening at bottom.
  • 2
    Cut one piece of canvas 7-¼ inch x 7-¼ inch. Glue to back of block.
  • 3
    Rip strips of canvas approximately ½ inch to ¾ inch wide and 7-½ inch long. Glue around sides and front 1 inch in from sides for hair. Glue shorter lengths to front of block for beard; trim to approximately 3-½ inch length.
  • 4
    With pouncer and Baby Pink paint, create cheeks on block and on top of knob.
  • 5
    Rip wider pieces of canvas for mustache. Glue to block. Glue knob over top of mustache for nose.
  • 6
    Glue wiggle eyes on top of wood discs. Glue to block. Rip smaller pieces of canvas and glue over eyes for eyebrows.
  • 7
    Glue two pieces of felt end to end lengthwise. Wrap around block and glue together to form tube. Glue felt tube to block. Gather one end and glue together for hat.
  • 8
    Cut two 3-½ inch x 12 inch pieces of burlap. Glue together lengthwise. Fold long ends in until they meet and glue to secure for hat band. Wrap hat band around bottom of hat and glue in place.
  • 9
    Wrap Styrofoam ball in burlap and glue together. Glue to gather at top of hat.
  • 10
    Fold or squash down top of hat and apply small amount of glue on ball and glue to top of hat band in front.
  • 11
    Brush glitter glue over cheeks, nose, hat, hat band, beard, hair and mustache. Sprinkle with glitter. Shake off excess. Allow to dry.
  • 12
    Gather and wire lights together so they stay together. Place in opening, making sure they don't show in Santa's face. Replace cap.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Nicole™ Crafts Glass Block 8 inch x 8 inch 104540362
  • Nicole™ Crafts Glitter Glue 4 oz. Iridescent 104277431
  • Nicole™ Crafts Clear Bulb Lights White Wire 20 lights 104283525
  • Lara's Crafts™ Wood Disc Circle 1 inch 26 pcs. 104139801
  • Lara's Crafts™ Wood Dowel Cap 1 inch with 3/8 inch hole 4 pcs. 104139654
  • FloraCraft® Styrofoam® Ball 2 inch 4 pack 104183633
  • Nicole™ Crafts Wiggle Eyes 20mm 104233382
  • Canvas Corp Fabric Sheet 12 inch x 12 inch Canvas 104584110 (3 sheets)
  • Canvas Corp Fabric Sheet 12 inch x 12 inch Burlap 104584112
  • New Image Group Felt Sheet 9 inch x 12 inch Red 104276451 (2 sheets)
  • Sulyn Glitter 7.5oz Crystal 104277690
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Baby Pink 104106661
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Brush Flat Shader 8 104118910
  • Nicole Crafts™ Medium Foam Pouncer 3 pack 104110703
  • Nicole™ Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Glue Gun 104180411
  • Surebonder® All Purpose Stik Glue Sticks 4 inch 50 pcs. 104737928
  • Batteries