Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Lighted Christmas Present (tuturiol)

Ok, since I had a few people e-mail me on how my lighted presents were made I decided to do a quick how to. By saying quick means also how long it takes to make these. You can find these glass blocks at almost any home building store. Up until recently you had to drill the hole in the side yourself  but I found at Lowes ( I am sure other places have them too ) pre-drilled blocks! What a time saver and hassle free!!! 
 Items needed:
glass block with hole drilled in side
set of 20 light Christmas lights (white or colored )
hot glue gun
STEP 1:  Stuff the string of lights into the block ( you might need to play with string to get the lights evenly distributed in the block)

sorry got too dark
STEP 2: Cut 2 pieces of your desired ribbon to the size of the block adding extra for a overlap

STEP 3: Hot glue first piece of ribbon to the block ( I put my overlap where the bow will be to hide the ends)

STEP 4: Hot glue the second piece to the block ( I started mine at the edge of the cord and then notched out a piece to go around the cord.)

STEP 5: Hot glue the bow to the top

 All you have to do is plug in to your desired spot and sit back and enjoy your work!! 

These could be used also for other occasions such as baby showers or wedding showers. Just let your creative side run with it!

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  1. These are so pretty! My friend made me one last year and I just love it. I'm your newest follower and would be delighted to have you follow me back!
    Merry Christmas!

  2. Terry, The idea using the glass block is pretty! Thank you so much for sharing this at my party. I hope you have a wonderful holiday.

  3. How creative. Seriously smart. Storing this idea away for next year! Thanks so much for adding it to The Christmas Party!

  4. What a fantastic idea! These would be great on the front porch at Christmas! I've pinned this to my Christmas board. Thanks for the tutorial.


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