Looking for some fun and easy Halloween crafts?
Halloween is right around the corner. Here is a cute and easy Halloween crafts and decoration you can make in less than a half an hour.
You will need a glass block (mine measured 7 1/2 inches) with a hole drilled in the bottom (I found mine at Ben Franklin),
2 sheets of green Vellum paper
a Frankenstein silhouette
Click here for Download: Frankenstein Silhouette
a small string of christmas lights
**Edit–Print the Frankenstein on a laser printer or copy it to prevent the ink from smearing when using the Mod Podge.
Take your green Velum and cut each piece into a square measuring 6 3/4 inches x 6 3/4 inches. Modge Podge them onto each flat section of glass (front and back). After allowing it to dry, take your Frankenstein silhouette that you have cut out of black paper and Modge Podge it onto the front of the glass.
It is a really simple way to adding to your Halloween decor.
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AnnaMarie Ferrell says
That's really cute!
Elle's Mom says
I love it. Now I have to find out where I can get some glass blocks. Our Lowes dosen't carry it :(
Our Lowes carrys tem, but I also found them predrilled at AC Moore and at Michaels.
Pamela schaffer says
Hobby lobby or Michaels has glass blocks in a few sizes.
The Idea Room Assistant says
so cute..love it!xo
oh that's cute. i may have to try that but I think I'll paint mine.
The Fiskeaux Family says
I either found you through infarrantly creative or Thrifty Decor Chick. :) You're now on my Google Reader! However, your RSS feed only comes through as the post title alone…could you switch your feed setting to full posts, pretty please? Thanks!
(I may have already posted a comment about that, but who can remember what one posts during late-night NAK sessions? LOL)
I am so making this. What a great night light this will make.
Ooooooh, I am SO going to do this! Looks so cute! I've posted some of my fun halloween decor on our blog recently too!
So cute… great idea!!
Mod Podge Amy says
Oh goodness – I absolutely love this! Awesome!
Okay, I LOVE THIS! I am going to post about this on my blog tomorrow! So cute.
VERY cute idea. Question: Couldn't you just print the Frankenstein on one piece of the vellum, and therefore eliminate one step? Just wondering if that would work. Thanks!!!
Room to Inspire says
I think these would be great outside lining the way for the tricker-treaters! Thanks for sharing.
Woman Interrupted says
I love this craft!! I use one of these glass blocks with white lights as a christmas decoration. So I was wondering if anyone can think of a way to modify this idea so that the frankenstein could be removed and re-adhered without permanently commiting my glass block?
Woman Interrupted, maybe you could print the graphic and a green background onto inkjet cling film ( like this ) so you could remove it easily.
Love this craft!
[email protected] says
Wow, this is fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing, I'll be linking to this.
The Hollingshead Fam says
Hobby Lobby sells the glass blocks also
I just tried to download the Frankenstein and the file is not there. What am i doing wrong? And could you maybe send me a copy? I bought all the stuff today thinking I could do it but now i cant. :(
Very cute idea! Does anyone know where I can purchase green velum? I looked at Hobby Lobby and did not find it.
Petit Debutant says
couldn't you print the outline directly onto the vellum paper?
How do the lights work? Do they go inside the block? Sorry for the dumb question LOL!
I LOVE this it is soooooo cool!!! I can't wait to make it for my best girlfriend who LOVES Halloween! Thanks for sharing! ;-)
Thanks Amy! I guess I've never seen a real-live-glass block before. I'm going to try this idea with my students. Your site is amazing by the way!
Junie Moon says
I saw this on One Pretty Thing and wanted to pop over and say how very much I like your project. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.
I love it. I posted my version of it here http://www.onedayiwanna.blogspot.com. I was wondering did you make your own image or find it somewhere. I want to do another block with a different image and can't find one, i'm looking for a silly face scarecrow.
Cute Idea. A gentleman was selling some glass blocks w/the lights at work decorated w/pretty wired ribbon to look like Christmas presents. Loved those too. This gives ideas for other seasons as well. Thanks!
I wanted to ask where you got your image from? Did you freehand it? I belong to a monthly craft club and this will be our october project. After I got the example put together I have had a ton on the girls ask if we could use the tall block and make a bride of frankenstein to go with frank! I actually used my vinyl cutter and cut out my image to make things much easier for all of us!! It has been huge hit! Every one is soo excited!! Thanks!
that is just too cute!
I can't get the Frankenstein to open for me…would you please email it to me…[email protected] I absolutely can't wait to do this, I have some blocks lying around the house that I've been trying to figure out what I wanted to do with them!!!