Monday, December 14, 2009

Christmas Glass Block Luminaries...Handcrafted!

I created these Glass Block Luminaries, which are rather easy to make.  I've also opened up a  brand new Etsy site, where I am selling these, among some of my other holiday, Christmas items.  They include the light sets, and if necessary the batteries.  Some of the Glass Blocks are shown with LED lights, which tend to be a bit more costly.  If you see one you like with the LED lights, and would prefer the regular. clear, mini lights, let me know, and that will bring the cost down by about $7.00.  The blocks are purchased at a local craft store, and have the holes in back.  My boyfriend is currently in the process of drilling some Glass Blocks purchased from the hardware store.  He hasn't broken a one, "knock on wood", yet.  And he's not even using a drill press....only a power drill, and a drill bit designed for glass and tiles.  

I posted these two in an earlier post.

For this Christmas Dove Glass Block, I stamped the image from Stampin' Up Gifts of Christmas, using Black Stazon ink onto a cut piece of acetate.  Then I filled the dove in with some Crystal Effects on the reverse side, and sprinkled on some Dazzling Diamonds glitter.
When dry, I gently rolled the acetate, and placed it into the Glass Block.  This one is just GORGEOUS!
Clear White Mini Lights: $25.00

Vintage Glass Block
This is a smaller block, it measures 5 1/2"x 5 1/2".
It really compliments the Verde Glass Block, as in a set.
I will gladly combine any of the Glass Blocks as a set, for a reduced cost.
I recently changed the lights in this block to some Green LED lights, and it looks fabulous!
But the LED lights are much brighter, and really threw off too much light for a photo.
But, as I said earlier, you do have your choice, if wanting to purchase any of the Glass Block Luminaries.
Green LED Lights with batteries: $40.00

Verde Glass Block
Clear White Mini LED Lights: $40.00

Gold Metallic Glass Block
I just love this one!  The ribbon really makes this one!
Clear White Lights: $30.00

Close-Up of the Tag on Gold Metallic Glass Block

Noel Glass Block
The Designer Paper I used for this Glass Block, is Stampin' Up Holiday Lounge.  This, too is the smaller of the blocks, measuring 5 1/2" x 5 1/2".  This is the same Designer Papers used in the "Joy" Glass Block, so they will coordinate nicely together as a set.
Clear White Mini Lights:  $25.00

"Joy" Glass Block"
Clear White Mini Lights (best if displayed on outside around block):  $30.00

Snow Glass Block
This is a rectangular block, that I created to coordinate with the Candy Cane Glass Block.
Clear White Lights: $25.00

Candy Cane Glass Block
I've since changed the lights to the Red LED Lights, and it looks fabulous!

Festive Glass Block
Bright and cheerful
Clear White Lights:  $30.00

The Glass Block Luminaries make a great gift, or will look great on your fireplace mantle or under your Christmas tree.


  1. Congratulations! I just wanted you to know that your project will appear on the Yahoo Group Late Night Stamper’s blog finds of the day for December 16. Want to receive your own copy of the blog finds of the day? Join us at or visit our Blog Finds of the Day Blog at

  2. Hi! I wanted to thank you for this wonderful project! I had NO idea what I was going to get my family this year for Christmas presents and this worked out beautifully!! it saved me so much money (which is tight right now) and also I KNOW will please them all. I posted some pics on my blog Here if you would like to see how they turned out. Thanks again and God Bless! Happy Holidays to you as well!!

  3. Wow these are really beautiful. Thanks for sharing

  4. I love your glass blocks, you did a beautiful job on all of them.
    I just have two question, what do you mean when you said 'When dry, I gently rolled the acetate'? And did you use the acetate from packaging i.e. a Cricut Cartridge?



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