Glass Blocks Lighted Christmas Farm Scene

Glass Block Lighted Christmas Scene Farm

Miniature scenes capture the imagination and awe of the spectator. What a  way to brighten up the dark, dreary winter evenings with a soft light.  You can turn glass blocks into beautiful lighted music boxes that provided the viewer with miniature winter scenes.  You are only limited by your imaginations. Cotton and artificial snow blanket the ground around the miniature trees.  Lights that reflect onto the glass enclosure adds to the mesmerizing scene. When you attach a musical button that plays holiday  or other appropriate songs, the lighted block becomes a joyful music box.

ITEMS NEEDED:

  • Glass block with opening in the glass block
  • Glue gun and glue sticks
  • Tacky Glue
  • Felt
  • Wide ribbon
  • Miniature lights 10-20 light strand
  • Long needle nose pliers,
  • A pencil or wooden skewer
  • Cotton or fake snow
  • Snow glitter (optional)
  • Inexpensive artist paint brushes
  • Miniature toys

For a snow scene, apply glue to the inside base of the block. Sprinkle with artificial snow or press pulled cotton on to the wet glue.  If you like, you can apply glue with a artist paint brush to the back and sides “inside” of the glass block and sprinkle with snow glitter.

There are a couple of ways you can glue the miniature toys inside the glass blocks.  (1)  Place hot glue or Tacky glue onto the bottom of the toy. Using the long pliers carefully insert the toy into the position inside of the block. Gently press the toy into place.  Hold  the toy in position until the glue begin to set.  

 

 Using hot glue, carefully adhere miniature battery operated or electric lights to the sides and top of the glass block. Be extra careful not to burn yourself with the hot glue.

Once the glue has cooled and the lights have adhered to the block.  Glue a strip or strips of felt over the lights.

Glue wide ribbon around all sides of the block and tie into a large box on top of the glass block.  You can glue or tie additional ornament of decoration to the bow.

ENJOY!     

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