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How to Decorate Glass Blocks with Vinyl: Cute Night Light!!

Learn how to decorate glass blocks with vinyl to make unique and cute night lights.

My new favorite project to do is decorating glass blocks.  They are so easy and make the perfect birthday, graduation, baby, wedding, anniversary, retirement, etc gifts!

Since you will be making it yourself, it will be totally unique and friends and family love gifts from the heart.  They make perfect cute night lights too!

Did you know there is a World Sleep Day??  I had no idea, but it is an annual awareness day and this year it is on March 15th.  Check out worldsleepday.org on how it started and all about it.  I think this is a significant day because sleep is so important and I always am stressing this to my kiddos!!  Coming from an insomniac, I’m always trying to figure out ways to fall asleep.

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Enter this cute night light that serves a dual purpose.  Telling my little one how much I love him as he falls asleep and providing some light in case he wakes up. This would make a great homemade baby gift too!

This is a quick and inexpensive project especially since I have a FREE SVG cut file for you!

Materials Needed for Cute Night Lights

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For Valentine’s day, I used the same method below to decorate a glass block with vinyl for my hubby using these free SVG files for Cricut.  If you love free files, make sure to browse all my free SVG files.

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I have a full step by step video tutorial for you below and printable directions at the bottom, so make sure to check them both out.

As I said, this is a quick and easy project.  Great for Cricut beginners!  For more Cricut inspiration, browse my ultimate resource of Cricut ideas.

How to Frost a Glass Block

I like to frost a glass block so that the lights are diffuse.  So, the first thing you’ll want to do is spray paint a glass block with frosted spray paint.  This can be found at Home Depot or Walmart or Amazon (listed above).

I love using this turntable when spray painting anything.  It really helps with making glitter tumblers!

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Spray from about a foot away and side to side motion until it is fully covered.  I kept the video in live time to show you how long frosting a glass block actually took me.

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Let the paint fully dry then spray two light coats of enamel on.  This prevents the frosted paint from coming off when you apply the vinyl with transfer tape.  I learned the hard way!

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How to Decorate Glass Blocks with Vinyl

While everything is drying, download the SVG file from above and upload it into Cricut Design Space.  If you need help with this step, you can find step by step instructions and watch my Cricut tutorial here.

Cut out the file on adhesive vinyl and weed off the extra.

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Applying Vinyl to Glass Video

Place transfer tape on the vinyl and scrape it down.  Place the pieces on top of your dry block and center them.

Apply a piece of blue painter’s tape to the top or bottom of the wording piece.  Flip it over and peel off the backing.  Gently smooth it back down.  All of this is much easier to understand when you watch the video below!

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Insert fairy lights into the bottom.

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Embellish with a bow if you want and you’re done!

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how to decorate glass blocks with vinyl

Here it is with the lights on.

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And here are your printable instructions.

how to decorate glass blocks with vinyl

How to Decorate Glass Blocks with Vinyl: Cute Night Light!!

Active Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Difficulty: Beginner

Learn how to easily decorate glass blocks with vinyl to make beautiful home decor or cute night lights.

Materials

  • Glass Block
  • Adhesive vinyl
  • Frosted Spray Paint
  • Enamel Spray
  • Fairy Lights (optional)
  • Ribbon (optional)
  • Transfer Tape

Tools

  • Cricut

Instructions

  1. Spray the entire glass block with frosted spray paint. Let dry.
  2. Spray two light coats of enamel.
  3. Download free cut file (in post) and upload to Cricut Design Space.
  4. Cut out of adhesive vinyl with a Cricut or another cutting machine.
  5. Weed off extra vinyl. Apply transfer tape and scrape down.
  6. Center on dry glass block. Apply painter's tape to bottom of largest piece (words).
  7. Flip over, peel off backing paper, flip back over and gently smooth into place.
  8. Scrape down well. Pull off transfer tape. Add moon, cloud, and stars.
  9. Insert fairy lights.
  10. Embellish with bow (optional).
  11. Enjoy your cute night light!

Notes

Make sure to watch the full step by step video tutorial in the post for detailed instructions.

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Thank you so much for stopping by!  Please let me know if you have any questions.

Have a creative day!

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Nicole

Monday 4th of October 2021

I tried coating the glass with Rustoleum's Crystal Clear Enamel spray like you suggested, and it still peeled off the frosting spray paint :(

Terry

Saturday 4th of September 2021

Hi there! I just tried this today and unfortunately the transfer tape ruined some of the frosted part of the glass -- could it be because I didn't use two coats of enamel? (I just used one very light coat). Also, is there any way to fix that or do I basically need to start over? Thanks so much!

Jen

Monday 21st of June 2021

Was glossy vinyl used or matte?

vicky savage

Sunday 4th of October 2020

WHAT FONT DID YOU USE AS I WOULD LIKE TO CHANGE THE I LOVE YOU TO WE LOVE YOU

Leap of Faith Crafting

Tuesday 6th of October 2020

It is Crafty Cat. I think I got it in a bundle. It's a paid font found here: https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/crafty-cat/ref/6797/

Susan

Tuesday 22nd of October 2019

How do you keep the lights from sliding?

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