DIY: Birthday Party Lights and Glass Blocks!

by | Apr 18, 2019

Birthday parties are a wonderful way to mark milestones in a person’s life. Decorating can be overwhelming but this easy DIY project takes at least a little of the stress out of the celebration!

DIY: Birthday Party Lights and Glass Blocks!

Materials

Glass blocks come in all sizes and are readily available at Hobby Lobby or your local craft and decor store. For this project we chose the 6×3 size because we wanted a small footprint on the bottom of the project.

DIY: Birthday Party Lights and Glass Blocks!

Most glass blocks look best lit with lights on white wire since the light reflects the wire color. This shorter 20-light string is “all-purpose” and never stay stored between projects for very long.

DIY: Birthday Party Lights and Glass Blocks!

We had these custom vinyl decals made for Owen’s big day.

DIY: Birthday Party Lights and Glass Blocks!

If custom decals aren’t available, this style of adhesive letters can be found at most big box stores. We found these at the hobby store near the science project posterboard supplies.

DIY: Birthday Party Lights and Glass Blocks!

Owen will be thrilled to see these sitting around at his party.

DIY: Birthday Party Lights and Glass Blocks!

Instructions

Applying the letters is the hardest part of this project. Be sure to apply even pressure on the transfers.

DIY: Birthday Party Lights and Glass Blocks!

Insert the lights. Almost finished!

DIY: Birthday Party Lights and Glass Blocks!

Finished.

DIY: Birthday Party Lights and Glass Blocks!

Add to the other party decorations. Shellie misses when Owen used to like dinosaurs — about 6 years ago!

DIY: Birthday Party Lights and Glass Blocks!

For additional lighting add to lanterns. This basic IKEA lantern is easy to use all year. After the party, this lamp will live in the bathroom for a while then the vinyl will be removed in time to decorate a wedding photo shoot!

DIY: Birthday Party Lights and Glass Blocks!

Lights make any party better.

DIY: Birthday Party Lights and Glass Blocks!

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