Lighted Memorial Blocks

A couple weeks ago I did a tutorial on how to make a Glass Block Nightlight. My darling sister saw it and really liked it. Just after that, I did a tutorial on how to put a Silhouette on Canvas. Again my darling sister saw it and liked it. So a few days later she sends me a text with a photo and asks if I can make the photo into a silhouette for her, but she needs it to fit one of the glass blocks that I used for the nightlight. Is this girl not creative! Pure inspiration!

They were adorable! She runs a small daycare and she had taken photos of the children and put the silhouettes on the blocks as gifts to the parents. The perfect gifts and the parents loved them.

So, with her inspiration, I decided to do a few of my own, but I added a small twist to mine. I knew I wanted to do something very special for my two boys. It has been a rough and almost overwhelmingly busy past couple months for both of them. I wanted something from the heart.

This is not a typical cheap, easy or fast craft. This one takes money, work and time. It will result in a true from the Heart Gift and a long lasting memory. Very much worth it.

Things you will need…

  • 1 – 8x8x3 Glass Block
  • Extra Fine Glitter – White or Light Color
  • Polycrylic
  • 2 – 8×8 pieces of Black Vinyl
  • Transfer Tape
  •  LED Micro Lights – Battery Powered (with timer)
  • Photo change to black and white silhouette
  • Favorite Poem
  • Cutting Machine to cut photo and poem – Cricut, Silhouette

I know this tutorial won’t be for everyone, but it might spark that bit of inspiration and imagination, so you too can come up with that perfect gift.


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