As the days get shorter and the chilly winds remind us that winter is just around the corner, it might be time to start thinking of glass blocks … Not the windows – although glass block windows do have remarkable insulating properties – but loose glass blocks for crafting.
Glass blocks are a crafter’s dream.
Limited only by your imagination, glass blocks can add the perfect touch to your Halloween décor. Whether you want to go traditional with a pumpkin face and orange lights or make a scary mummy by wrapping a block in white gauze, adding features and making it glow with a small light bulb, the trick-or-treaters who come to your door will be delighted.
Your Thanksgiving table will sparkle when you add lights to a glass block with a turkey painted on it – it can be as simple as using your little one’s hands to make the turkey and then letting him paint it himself. If you choose a block with an opening at the top, you can add some fall flowers to finish the effect – a one-of-a-kind centerpiece to be proud of.
Glass blocks also make the perfect Christmas decorations. Adding a string of twinkle lights will give the block a festive feeling. Your ideas can be as simple as adding a red ribbon and bow to make the perfect “gift box,” or adding ornaments and other decorations to make a dazzling statement.
If you are hosting a Holiday Party, why not get a glass block for each guest and allow them to add their personal touch and let them take it home as a gift. For Boy Scout or Girl Scout meetings, having each scout finish a glass block project can give them a remarkable sense of accomplishment. Their parents will be amazed at the results.
Quality Glass Block and Window offers specialty glass block products that are ready to spark your creativity, including:
· DecoBloc, which comes with a specially crafted light cord slot cap. You can decorate the block as you wish and then add lighting to make the creation sparkle.
· Cogir Glass Block allows you to add a design (even your own artwork) and, through a glass fusion process, have it fused to the block, giving you a one-of-a-kind work of art.
Quality Glass Block and Windows is now offering a special “Crafter’s Delight Sale,” giving you 25% off your craft block order. With such low prices, why not buy several blocks and decorate to sell at your Church or School Holiday Bazaar. They are sure to be the hit of the sale!
For more information about our decorative glass blocks or any of our window products, please call (800) 990-9499.