Saturday, November 13, 2010

Happy Harvest Block

I made my first glass block last night.  I used Armour Etch etching cream to do the front and back.  I left in on for about 45 minutes to make sure it etched.  I used the Cricut Thanksgiving cartridge for the images, and some ribbon from Walmart.  I had trouble finding the white lights for the inside.  I found them today at Target for $1.99 for a 50 count set.  I made this as a birthday gift for someone.  Unfortunately, I don't know whether she liked it or not.  I gave it to her today at a big gathering.  I found a plastic box at Target today that fit the block pretty well. I used fabric to wrap it in as the box was clear.  The person who I gave the gift to told someone else to put it in the kitchen and I never saw the gift again, or heard anything else about it.  I liked it anyway, and it gave me practice to make more glass blocks for gifts.  Hopefully, the next time that I make one, the person will actually open it, or acknowledge that they received it!  Oh well, at least I learned how to make a glass block!