Merry & Bright


It’s Christmas eve and I wanted to share one last Christmasy craft project! My mother-in-law gave me several glass blocks when we visited her last fall. They had been given to her and she had no idea what to use them for, so she hoped I would figure out something fun to do with them. I had seen several ideas on Pinterest using glass blocks, so I revisited them and chose to make a simple lighted message block, using materials I already had. I didn’t take step-by-step photos since the process was so easy.

I had the hubs drill a hole on one side of the block and then shoved a strand of Christmas lights inside. I could have paid better attention as I stuffed and probably would have gotten the lights more evenly dispersed inside the block, but I think it turned out just fine anyway.

I found a Merry & Bright design in the Silhouette online shop for 50 cents and used white vinyl to create my applique. Once the vinyl was applied and smoothed I just plugged it in. Wha-la! Festive Christmas décor for under $1!

I also made one with a different Merry & Bright design and white lights, which sold at my holiday bazaar booth. Luckily, the one left was my favorite of the two and it now greets guests on our front porch.

I hope your Christmas is Merry and Bright and filled with fun!