Gift Giving Idea: Make a Glass Block Photo Keepsake!

by Kim on December 8, 2009

I love making and giving a gift that has a sentimental nature to it, don’t you? It’s always fun to look at the face of the recipient as they are opening it.  With so many weddings in the past year, I thought it would be nice to start giving a special keepsake – a momento  of the occasion. These glass blocks create a sophisticated look, as well as a gift the person will treasure.

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{ 114 comments }

1 Kerry D-C 12.09.09 at 12:40 am

I just made a project last week with a glass block! I am obsessed now! I want to make more…unfortunately the hardware stores in my area do not carry them. Boo! I stuffed a string of white twinkle lights into mine, then used rubber stamps to decorate it. (my block was 4.5 inches sq) You can see it here:
http://threecloversdesigns.blogspot.com/2009/12/angles-and-sheep.html

2 Amanda 12.09.09 at 12:56 am

What a great idea! I can also see a baby photo on the back and if you use the block from the craft store you could even put some momentos inside like a rattle or binkie. How fun!

3 Rena 12.09.09 at 1:11 am

I see a Christmas one with mini lights in the block with the picture and christmas bow. I also see a flower or something stuck inside if you do a wedding one. Of course if you buy the craft store kind.

4 Connie T 12.09.09 at 1:19 am

Wow this would be super great for that Graduation…either High School or College!! great memory keeper for them!!

5 Carrie S. 12.09.09 at 1:43 am

YES! I used the Cricut Wish-Card Site! Just sent it to my DH work email! ;) fingers crossed!

6 kimber 12.09.09 at 3:42 am

What about a special occasion like a baptism or special birthday or something like that?

7 Angel S. 12.09.09 at 4:26 am

I think this would make great Christmas presents! You could change the bow to fit the seasons or decor.

8 Linda Hannappel 12.09.09 at 5:04 am

I am thinking I will put my grandchildrens Christmas picture, the year and maybe some very tiny lights with the bow.

9 jan 12.09.09 at 5:19 am

since it seems to be baby time within my family and friends i instantly thought of baby pics……..but how about those who have pets that are their babies? i am sure that dog and cat lovers would appreciate one of these with a pic of their beloved pet!

10 Debbie 12.09.09 at 5:25 am

I had not looked at a Cricut before. I’m interested in learning more about it’s possible use with cutting fabric shapes. The cricut site was interesting.

11 Misty 12.09.09 at 5:36 am

I think this would be a great gift for the grandparents with a picture of the grandkids in it!

12 Janet Gallaway 12.09.09 at 5:38 am

I think this would make an awesome anniversary gift….think about that silver or golden anniversary. What a great way to say congratulations!!

13 Gail 12.09.09 at 6:00 am

My wheels are spinning now – I could think of alot of different ways to use this idea….Graduation, Weddings, Baby Gifts, Anniversaries, Birthday Gifts, Christmas Pictures – the possibilities are endless – Thanks!!

14 Mindy Gwinn 12.09.09 at 6:06 am

I would love to make a diorama with the glass block like a Christmas scene with my kids playing in the snow or something like that.

15 Katie 12.09.09 at 6:07 am

So cute! I think these would make great grandparent gifts for Christmas with pics of the kids (what we usually give). I haven’t checked out the cricut site yet but I’m headed there in a sec!

16 Joanna 12.09.09 at 6:16 am

I’ve been looking for a craft to use my kid’s handprints, I think this will be perfect! We will be making these for the grandparents! Thanks!

17 Maureen 12.09.09 at 6:25 am

What a great project. You could also make a childs birthday block with balloon confetti inside or maybe a bank with a picture of the savings goal.

18 Nancy 12.09.09 at 6:26 am

Some photos from past Christmas with a few lights around the edges, scattered under the tree would be cute.

19 Rachel 12.09.09 at 6:31 am

I think they would make great grandparent brag blocks. I would love a cricut expressions, there is SO much you can do with it. Maybe one day…

20 Heather 12.09.09 at 6:50 am

My brother cherishes the time he spends with my children–I’m doing this project for his Christmas gift using the craft store block: I’m going to use a photo of the kids throwing snowballs at my brother and fill the bottom of the block with mini marshmallows or white mini pompoms.

21 Diana Frakes 12.09.09 at 6:53 am

I have made the lighted up glass blocks with christmas ribbon and ornaments on top.
You could do a cute decoration for your daughter’s room with the glass block..
The ideas are endless…

22 Mindy 12.09.09 at 7:21 am

WOW! The possibilities are ENDLESS! Wedding, anniversary, birthday, grandparent’s day, graduation, baby shower gifts, the list could go on and on! I think I need a cricut now!

23 Susan 12.09.09 at 7:21 am

Yes, I used the Cricut Wish-Card site. Loved the cards and music.

Also, I would like to use the idea to make graduation presents. The high school kids love to keep mementos, so the craft block would be perfect for this application.

24 Sarah 12.09.09 at 7:27 am

I think this would be a perfect gift for any photo. We have a special one of all of our kids together that would crop perfectly to a square. But with the variety of glass block shapes you are not limited to squares!

25 Carolyn Hutchinson 12.09.09 at 7:28 am

I think it would make a great gift for any occasion. Along with the picture you could add mementos inside the block. Or for yourself you could recall a trip or night out with the photo and ticket stubs or a trip to the beach with shells.

26 Nora 12.09.09 at 7:33 am

I make night lights with the glass blocks. I find the picture I want and print it on vellum paper which gives it a translucent look. I cut a hole in the block and place a small electric bulb inside the hole. Makes very nice nite lite for children or even adults.
Yes I looked at the cricut site and would love to have one.

27 Margaret 12.09.09 at 7:37 am

I think the glass block would be an awesome keepsake for a newborn photo of each of my kids.

28 Margaret 12.09.09 at 7:38 am

I don’t have a cricut so no need for the wish site — bummer!

29 Kara 12.09.09 at 7:44 am

This would be a really awesome anniversary gift for parents, or friends. It would also be a great graduation from school or from military officer school. I can think of tons of things to do with it. You could give it to someone who just bought their first house with a picture of them by the house in it. A neat way to keep a photo of a loved one who’s passed away. A birth picture for the grandparents…or better yet use it to announce your birth to them with a sonogram picture in it…

30 Cindi Dier 12.09.09 at 7:46 am

I have a home embroidery business (and I live in Louisiana)… I will be stitching out some really cute fleur de lis designs and putting them in these glass blocks… my customers will LOVE these!!!

31 DeeDee 12.09.09 at 7:46 am

You could put some kind of measurement chart for chart your child ssavings…kind of like a growth chart decorated to measure it as it fills up.
this would be a very visual kinda bank.

or put your vaction destinaion picture back there with a chart also to chart your savings towards you vacation, wedding or anything you are saving for…

hooked on with vinyl you can change the picture on the back out as you need to…we are always changing what we are saving for once we accomplish our goal..

I have done tons of things with the glass boxes…my favorite was the lighted gift packages..just some pretty ribbons, lights, a nice tag and your set..used all different sized blocks to look like different gifts…sets in my entry way every year..

I love my cricut and make many many things with it…hope to have the gyspy soon..hope Santa is listening…..Happy holidays

32 Meagan Lee 12.09.09 at 8:00 am

Oh my gosh! I love this idea! I have all kinds of differt themes in mind for these. I would love to have time to make some with a picture of my little girl for family in colors that match their house. I think it would be great for keepsake momentos like announcements and such too!

33 Marilyn2222 12.09.09 at 8:03 am

This would make cute Christmas presents. Use photos of Christmas past and wrap the glass blocks with ribbon like presents.

34 Marilyn2222 12.09.09 at 8:03 am

I have seen the Cricut wishlist, but I haven’t been able to get it to work.

35 Celeste 12.09.09 at 8:04 am

What a wonderful way to display my daughters sea shell collection from our beach trips. Just fill the block and decorate with raffia or rope. You could use the block as a table top conversation piece or a book end. How neat!

36 Tami 12.09.09 at 8:12 am

I love your wedding idea! That is so neat. Another idea would be to capture a baby’s blessing day…picture of the child in the blessing outfit with ribbon on top.

37 Carol M Battin 12.09.09 at 8:17 am

Our precious granddaughter arrived almost 4 weeks ago. Because she was born a month early we will be having her shower soon. I plan to use glass blocks as table decorations showcasing our baby’s photos. birth date and measurements. I have made the blocks before and find that it works best to use a tabletop laminating machine with the laminate/sticky backing cartridge. The photos are then smoothed onto each side of the blocks and white twinkle lights are inserted into to a pre-drilled opening. A ribbon is tied around the outside and a bow and charms are added to complete the look. After the shower, the blocks will be given to the new mother, grandmothers and aunts to be used as nightlight keepsakes.

38 Nancy 12.09.09 at 8:20 am

My granddaughter is a cheerleader this year. I’m sure she would love a block made in school colors with a group picture of all the girls. I can think of many cute ideas using the glass block and Cricut.

39 crazykat323 12.09.09 at 8:34 am

wow- I have never seen the block that has that large “plug!” I would cut out numerous photos, mount on heavy poaster board & make some 3-D photo mounts. then I could use a “background” picture to adhere to the back of the block with the cricut like was done in the tutural! adding “floating names” or titles on the fron w/cricut would be great!!!

40 Melanie 12.09.09 at 8:38 am

Great idea! Thanks! My idea is to put a picture of a really cool star on the back, or the manger scene. Then on the front put the words “Wise Men Still Seek Him”. It would be a great Christmas block. You could really do anything with this idea. Family pictures on the back would be great too. Or you could just put scrapbook paper on the back and tie with decorative ribbon to have some decorative blocks to match your decor. The possibilities are endless.

41 Christina Zacny 12.09.09 at 8:46 am

I edit photos in my spare time and I think this would make the perfect frame for them. Something unusual, with a personal touch. I am hoping to pick up a few of these blocks to make a few of these this weekend for gifts. Thanks again for a great idea.

42 Delanna 12.09.09 at 8:47 am

Ooohh, I’ve been looking for something to give my brother and his fiancee as an engagement gift … this will be perfect! Just the same but with their engagement photo instead … Perfect! Thanks

43 Jen 12.09.09 at 8:52 am

Baby keepsake or first family photo would be really nice.

44 Rachel 12.09.09 at 8:56 am

I love the nightlight idea! I can imagine decorating the block with stars, moon and planets for my astronaut crazy boy and something sweeter for my niece. The Cricut’s vinyl cutting would make this so easy! I didn’t know you could cut anything else but paper with it. Fun! I also liked the idea of putting different Christmas pictures from past years and lighting up a set with Christmas tree lights inside. You could put this under the tree or on the mantle.

45 Amy 12.09.09 at 8:59 am

I love this new idea for the glass blocks! I’ve never thought of putting a picture inside. That definitely opens up the possibilities! I could see these used in much the same way as a shadow box with baby items or vintage family items. So cute!

46 Tiffani 12.09.09 at 9:09 am

What a great idea. I think it would be cute to make for the first day of kindergarten pictures of my kids. The most exciting day for them, but the saddest for me :)

47 Mary LoPiccolo 12.09.09 at 9:36 am

I have made glass blocks for sympathy gifts. I used a landscape picture that would be meaningful to the family, a comforting verse and printed it on an adhesive opaque paper. I attached it to the front of the block and put a small string of lights with some batting inside the block for illumination. The options are really endless!

48 Karen 12.09.09 at 9:40 am

I used these blocks before but never put the picture on the back. Thanks for the idea. Since I am working with the Young Women I’ll have to find something that fits in with the theme.

49 judy kemmick 12.09.09 at 9:41 am

hi all. i can see myself making one of these with pictures of christmas in the past, with lights or a nite light inside it with bows and ribbons. each family would recieve one of the pics from there family or from the other members of the family. a newborn baby gift sounds awesome also. i cant wait to get started.

50 judy kemmick 12.09.09 at 9:42 am

i can see making a block like this for a xmas gift with bows and ribbons and pictures of maybe xmas of the past or of loved ones that arent with us anymore, with a night light or mini lights , or just plain. the baby block of the newborn also sounds great also

51 Deborah 12.09.09 at 10:10 am

This would make great themed book ends for kids or anyone!

52 Heatherann 12.09.09 at 10:21 am

I have a picture of my mom with all her grandchildren. And you could cut vinyl out to say. “My greatest blessings call my Grandma.” She’d love it.

53 Deborah 12.09.09 at 10:35 am

I love the idea of putting the picture on the back of the block with the vinyl.
I would use the Cricut machine to cut vinyl stencils of snowflakes. I would place the stencils around the edges of the front glass panel and use etching cream. Then I would have an etched snowflake frame. The perfect picture on the back would be of my kids playing in the snow. Lastly, I would put a coordinating ribbon around the edge of the block to hide the seam. I know the grandparents will love that.
This could be done in any theme like:
a baby rattles and blocks framing a newborn
wedding bells and doves for weddings
hearts, and Xs and Os for your spouse

I could go on and on. The possibilities are endless.

54 Harriet 12.09.09 at 10:45 am

I can see using the photo of my husband and I celebrating our 25th on Maui and, poster puttying a piece of coral to the bottom, then layering in the sand I brought home. I think he would like that.

55 Vicky Conroy 12.09.09 at 11:36 am

I used glass blocks, drilling a hole on top and putting white lights in them to decorate for one of my daughters wedding reception. I have also given them as night lights for a baby shower, or put the white lights with Christmas ribbon to make a gift for family and friends. I have a block in each of my bathrooms with white lights and ribbon to match the bathroom decor and it serves as a night light.

56 Sheila C 12.09.09 at 11:45 am

What a great idea! This could be used to commemorate any special occasion: graduation, birthdays, anniversaries…

I went to look at the Cricut site!! That machine is amazing

SheilaC

57 Deborah 12.09.09 at 12:13 pm

Harriet, I really, really love the coral and beach sand idea. What a great momento for your anniversary!!

58 Vanessa Lewis 12.09.09 at 12:40 pm

I’d love to put a pick of something that I’m saving for and then use it as a bank for my savings. It’d be inspirational!

59 Dina 12.09.09 at 1:57 pm

I love using this for a wedding gift! You could also use this for a teacher or coach gift with pictures of their class or team inside!

60 christine hunter 12.09.09 at 2:16 pm

i have been making things with these block for about 3 years and now i cant find the blocks anymore…..lowes quit selling them …i used strings of 35 -50 mini lights for nite lites …ribbon and decor to fit the occasion .. christmas, get well , birthday and even favorite hobby like racing, farming, hunting or ballteams great gift ideas local contractor has doubled the price for plain simple ones…..

61 Becky 12.09.09 at 2:18 pm

I used the Cricut site to send my husband a hint. I love to watch the infomercial that shows all the uses of the Cricut.

62 happy 12.09.09 at 2:19 pm

I will make gifts with this idea, wedding gifts, graduation, …or something to put my holiday picture.

63 happy 12.09.09 at 2:22 pm

I’m not using the cricut wish card… yet. This is the first time i hear about that site.

64 Heather Roe 12.09.09 at 2:27 pm

I have seen demos of this product before, but this one makes me want the machine! I have always seen the machine in a demo for scrapbooking. I guess my little brain never ventured any further with the endless crafting that could be done. WOW!!! I love this idea of the glass block. I see this as a great way to decorate a toddler or teen room. For toddlers, you could use bright paper with letters, numbers or cute whimsy animals. The blocks could be stacked on a shelf or used for book ends. Using this same idea for a teen, the block could be used for drooling over POP stars or maybe a prom picure with their high school sweetheart! Such a fabulous idea, thanks YCMT!

65 Shauna 12.09.09 at 2:44 pm

I would love to make alot with lost family members pics, then stack them into a pyramid or some shape to make a collage. I think it would be neat to make some and add a little water and floating candles (not lit of course). I am making a gingerbread house with my grandma this year, and I will be taking lots of photos. I think maybe putting some gingerbread shapes in the block would be great. It would smell good and look pretty!

66 Mama Lusco 12.09.09 at 2:52 pm

I would use a picture of my 3 kiddos for a Love You gift to their grandparents who live far away. Wonderful ideas!

67 Christine 12.09.09 at 4:00 pm

That would be perfect for making wall decals!

68 barbara hopkins 12.09.09 at 4:33 pm

i would do a memorial to my mom and dad. i would have their wedding licensce as the background,with their black and white wedding photo. at the bottom would be the date off to the side, and in the top of a corner i would put wedding bands.
another would be a memorial to my dad when he was in the war during WWI, i would use some type of army background, with his photo. the dates of service, along with medals given.
another would be the very first picture taken of my granddaughter, it was during her first bath. that was the moment i felt immortal, because she is a part of her mother and her mother is a part of me. my list of ideas could go on and on..

69 Sarah 12.09.09 at 5:00 pm

My MIL just passed away from breast cancer, 2 weeks before my son was born. This will be a very hard Christmas for us. My MIL was very young and so her children are all in their 20′s still. So I thought what better way to make sure she is with us this year then to make a memory frame of her. I just bought my cricut and I spelled out the word MOM and a breast cancer ribbon, then I wrote out her birthday day and the day she passed away and arranged it in a frame with 2 pictures of her. It looks so professional. I am making one for each of my SIL. Also on a glass block I have added a picture of her placed a vinyl breast cancer ribbon on the front and will give it to my husbands grandmother for xmas!

Now I am making glass blocks for all the teachers for my daughter and filling them with crayons and putting the teachers name on the front!!

70 Joyce 12.09.09 at 5:20 pm

Wow! What an inspirational idea! I never thought about using a glass block to make something so inspirational and practical. My mother and father-in-law are celebrating their 62nd wedding anniversary on Saturday and I can see using the wonderful idea presented to create a photo block with their photo.

71 Karen 12.09.09 at 5:21 pm

I’m thinking a “memory” block to give to someone who has lost a loved one. I suppose some might think that I’m being morbid, but I lost my brother this year, and I think it would be neat to put together a block honoring his life.

72 Margie 12.09.09 at 6:00 pm

By adding little things like seashells, etc. to the inside of a craft store block, you could make a 3-D momento of a special trip or vacation – anything that would tie in to the selected picture. Lots of possibilities!

73 Dana 12.09.09 at 6:51 pm

When I was little, my great-grandmother had something similar on top of their (console) television. It had red fake plastic flowers inside and a little nightlight. She’d turn it on when we spent the night and I remember that very vividly.

I’d put some artificial flowers and a string of lights in one in her honor. Or maybe a picture of her and I when I was little.

74 amanda 12.09.09 at 8:03 pm

These would be great hand painted on the inside with a light shining through the back. Or with a silohuette and some frosted paper with a light shining through the back… ohhh! I might try that!

75 amanda 12.09.09 at 8:06 pm

oh, i forgot to add that i added your icon to my blog. =)

76 Ginger 12.09.09 at 8:09 pm

This would be a great way to give the Grandparents a picture of my son. I’ve been eying a Cricut, I think I’ll send DH a hint.

77 Bernice 12.09.09 at 8:43 pm

This would be a great idea to use the blocks to have our parents and grandparents pictures in so they could be included in our family christmas. My parents and grandparents have passed on and so has my husbands, this way the grandchildren and great grandchildren can have pictures to connect to when we talk about christmases past. I love my cricut and cricut expression, I sure could use some more cartridges, boy I have a lot of ideas, need to get to work.

78 MelissaB 12.09.09 at 8:56 pm

That is toooo cute! What a great baby gift that would make too!

79 Valerie 12.09.09 at 9:20 pm

I think this would be beautiful for a baby’s first birthday gift. I did my wish list for cricut.

80 Jenn @ FFP 12.09.09 at 9:45 pm

I would use this for a new baby gift or even my daughter when she earned All Star status on her softball team last year. A picture in her uniform, a sportsy font, as well as a bow in her team colors would look great sitting on the shelf next to her trophy!

81 Susan 12.10.09 at 7:56 am

What craft store carries the precut glass blocks. This is an awesome idea.

82 Kim 12.10.09 at 8:57 am

Hi Susan,
I bought my precut glass blocks at Lowes, as well as Hobby Lobby. Hope that helps!

All of these ideas you are all submitting are fantastic!! I’m going to go and buy some more of these so I can use the ideas you have sent in. Thank you!!

Kim

83 Sandi 12.10.09 at 10:39 am

Possibilities are so endless! I’m expecting two Grandchildren next year, so for each of the parents, I think I’m going to put a picture of the ultrasounds and decorate with appropriate trims. I just got a cricut, but haven’t used it yet. A great project to start with!

84 Brenda everts 12.10.09 at 11:46 am

i made one for my grandchild to use as a night light. Decoupaged a family photo on the block. Worked really well

85 Beth 12.10.09 at 11:57 am

Why not use this idea to remember a special trip you took? SO many ideas to try.

86 Vicki Arnold 12.10.09 at 2:35 pm

I think it is a creative way to display special pics, not as fragile as a regular picture frame. A pic of the grandkids would make a nice gift for grandparents. :)

87 Jennifer C 12.10.09 at 3:22 pm

This would be great for grandparent gifts on Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. Maybe drop a little candy, sand, shells, ect on the inside to enhance whatever photo is placed on the back.

88 Jill 12.10.09 at 3:39 pm

I wish I would have seen this prior to my wedding. We were searching everywhere for something that would hold our sand for the sand ceremony. This could be sealed off and decorated! Great ideas others had too!

89 Ng Lay Yen 12.10.09 at 6:11 pm

Cool ! I would use them for occasions like birthdays, anniversaries, that special first-time etc…

90 Amanda 12.10.09 at 11:10 pm

I have one of these with the christmas lights inside. I LOVE it. I have awlays wanted to know how to make them

91 crystal 12.11.09 at 12:27 am

I grow my own herbs and love to press them. I think that Pressed Flowers and Herbs with some lights would be pretty and great for keeping garden memories!!

92 lizzy kay 12.11.09 at 10:06 am

I would put holiday pictures on the back and fill it 1/8 to 1/4 of the way with crystal glitter. Shake and let the static put the glitter in place. A lovely variation on a snow globe!

93 Judea 12.11.09 at 5:04 pm

I could see these being great graduation gifts or do teacher gifts with a class picture or even put a class picture in it for the kids to display in their room. So many possibilities. Thanks for the idea.

94 Andrea McMann 12.12.09 at 5:52 am

That’s funny because I just saw these glass blocks at Hobby Lobby yesterday and thought they’d make a fab gift!! I don’t have a Cricut (boo hoo!), but might find some fun scrapbooking stickers to decorate a Christmas photo of my kids and give to grandparents.

95 Elizabeth 12.12.09 at 7:41 am

I used a craft store glass block to make a night light for my son’s birthday. I applied vinyl racing flags decal on the front, painted the back black and then inserted a small string of white Christmas lights in. We just redid his bedroom in a “race car” theme for his 5th birthday. He loves it!

96 Stephanie 12.12.09 at 2:13 pm

Super cute and love the wedding idea!! I also have 2 blocks, one with lights and snowflake fabric mod podged to out side of it and one with our last name done in vinyl.

97 Audrey 12.12.09 at 4:10 pm

I decorated two glass blocks last year.

98 Audrey 12.12.09 at 4:12 pm

Maybe I should finish my comment before I hit “enter”?
I painted the blocks, one in red and one in gold, and sprayed with a frost varnish. Then tied matching ribbon around them. It was great fun! The worst part was making the hole for the lights!

99 Michelle Langley 12.12.09 at 6:28 pm

I am going to use this idea and make one with my daughter’s santa picture for each year. They will be great decorations at Christmas and I will be able to see how she grows and changes each year!

100 Chacoy 12.12.09 at 8:23 pm

I would love to make a silouette out of the glass block; put clear light behind it;)
I also made the Design Disaster card:)

101 Connie Toussaint 12.12.09 at 10:23 pm

I would print a picture out on a trasparency and cut to fit the inside of glass block along with tiny white lights so you could see the picture from both sides….

102 Bethany 12.13.09 at 9:22 am

I would make it very holiday-ish with white sparkle lights inside! It would be excellent with a family christmas pic.
Or it would be a very nice way to showcase a photo of a new baby for the nursery!

103 Sarah in MO 12.13.09 at 3:01 pm

This would be so cute as a baby gift too! Thanks for the idea! Maybe I’ll have to borrow my friend’s Cricut machine! :)

104 Coodas Corner 12.14.09 at 12:13 pm

Did I ever use that wish card site! I sent it to about 5 people lol. Maybe i’ll get one, if not, oh well I tried. I’d love to have one though!

105 Kristen 12.14.09 at 2:28 pm

I think it could be used to make a christmas or other holiday decoration too. I’ve seen people put words like celebrate in them.

106 Sarah 12.14.09 at 5:18 pm

Let me just warn everyone that this is not something you want to land on your foot or children! I had one land on my foot earlier this year and it left a HUGE bruise (softball size) and was so painful and swollen that I had an x-ray to find out if I’d fractured anything. They are beautiful, just make sure you put them in a place that they aren’t likely to get knocked off of…basically nowhere near edges of shelves or furniture!

107 Gloria Elswod 12.14.09 at 6:55 pm

Cute idea for Decorations for any holiday. Good for showers or weddings or graduation parties. I LOVE , my Cricut

108 Carolyn VanOstran 12.15.09 at 5:12 am

I just love this idea!!!!! I can’t wait to make some up with pictures of my grandchildren. What a great shelve decoration with my favorite people. I’ll add little sayings that describe each personality too! Thanks for the fantastic idea.

109 Kelly O. 12.15.09 at 6:17 am

I think filling it with lights and backing it with a wintery scene would look fabulous!

110 Deborah K 12.15.09 at 12:46 pm

Yes, cool site

111 Natalie 12.15.09 at 12:50 pm

I could see this as a very cute idea for a first haircut, decorating the block with pink or blue or neutral colors and putting the clip of the first haircut in the back of the block!!!

112 Kathy 12.17.09 at 11:55 am

Doh! I just did this with a glass block from Home Depot. The glass has a wavy surface and made the fantastic picture of my brother and his wife look like they’re in the hall of mirrors at the local fun house. It’s hideous. Maybe I should have kept looking for a glass block that wasn’t so wavy.

113 Janelle Miller 12.19.09 at 8:21 am

I adore this idea!!! Is there a reason why you use the one that opens in the middle?

I’m debating what one to try it on (the Home Depot Block or the Craft Store block) LOL

Janelle

114 admin 12.19.09 at 9:39 pm

Hi Janelle,
I thought the one with a hole was more “clear” to see through. I also think it would be fun to put some things in the block like dried rose petals, etc.

Kim :)

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