Deck your halls with these fun Frosty blocks.
My husband found a bunch of glass blocks at a yard sale this summer. I don’t think they had ever been used in construction. They were too clean. Perfect for a fun transformation!
These blocks were not drilled to add lights, but you could do that if you like. I preferred no lights because I wanted to be able to put them anywhere, even if there was no outlet nearby.
Things You Will Need:
Clear glass block (clean)
Acrylic paint-white, light pink, black, orange, red
Wood skewer, new pencil, large hot glue stick, paintbrush, toothbrush
Card stock-off white
Scissors, hole punch
What To Do:
Apply painter’s tape around the sides of the block at the edge of the front.
Using a sponge, paint the front of the block with white acrylic paint. Allow the paint to dry.
Paint the face using the photo to clarify instructions and placement of face details.
*Cheeks-pounce on light pink paint using a sponge.
*Eyes-Dip one end of a large hot glue stick in black paint. Dot an eye and slide down slightly to create an oval. Repeat beside the first for the other eye.
*Mouth-Dip the eraser end of a new pencil in black paint. Dot the shape of the mouth. Tip: Place a dot at each cheek and one at the center of the mouth. Evenly space two more between the center and a cheek on both sides. Seven dots total.
*Nose-Dip the end of the glue stick in orange paint. Dot an oval (like the eyes) in the center of the face. Using a paintbrush, pull the paint out to the side and up to form a carrot shape. Add more paint as needed.
*Eyebrows and mouth ends-Dip the pointed end of a wood skewer in black paint. Draw the eyebrows and mouth ends as if you are writing commas.
*Highlights-After the eyes have dried completely, add highlights. Dip the blunt ends of the skewer into white paint. Dot and drag a small comma on each eye.
Wrap ribbon around the block and tie a big bow on top.
Cut a 2 1/2″ x 5″ rectangle from off white card stock. Trim the corners on one short end to form a tag shape. Punch a hole for hanging.
Using a black Sharpie, print “Let it snow” on the tag. Dip the blunt end of the skewer in black paint. Dot the ends and corners of each letter. Allow the paint to dry.
Dip the bristles of a toothbrush in a small amount of red paint. Rub the side of the skewer along the bristles to splatter the tag. Repeat the splatters with black and white paint. Allow the paint to dry. Tie the tag to the bow.
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