Thursday, November 12, 2009

A Simple Glass Cube

Yesterday I purchased this glass cube from the many they had on a display at the Lowe's store, for $ 9.99 each. I am going to dress it up and use it as a Christmas gift. The cube has a hole cut in the top with a plastic cap over it. I took off the plastic cap and added a small strand of clear Christmas lights. Because of these pre-cut hole, I could use an electric strand of lights. The cord comes out of the hole and can then be plugged in.


I had purchased some wide sheer, gold, wired ribbon, tied it around the lit cube, added a bow, and then added some real looking faux evergreens, a faux leaf, and some pinecones to the center of the bow. This lit cube could add a touch of festivity to a powder room or a kitchen counter, or wherever you want a touch of coziness. The ways of decorating these glass cubes, are endless. I have seen people take three of these, add different colored lights to each one, wrap them as Christmas packages, and pile them on a wooden bench on their front porch, and add evergreens around them.
(sorry about the darkness of this photography)



A simple idea for a gift for any occasion. I think this could be displayed throughout the winter season, since it does not have a Christmas only, look to it.

20 comments:

Queenmothermamaw said...

What a great idea. I guess the lights are battery lit? You just gave me an idea. I have something that will work like that.
QMM

Just a little something from Judy said...

In answer to the Queenmothermamaw's question. The opening at the top is for the cord to come out, and can be plugged in. These are not battery operated lights.

Love Being a Nonny said...

My dad made me one of these a few years ago. I leave it on during the whole month of December. LOVE IT!

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

What a great idea! I so enjoy picking up all these neat tips from other bloggers...and you are always so generous at sharing. Thanks!

Rach said...

Ah, that is very neat! Love it.

Lovella ♥ said...

Oh I love this idea. . now to find a lowes. . .hmmm. . .I'll be looking for one.

Sassy Granny ... said...

You clever girl! Your "eye" never ceases to amaze me. I'd still be wondering what in thunderation to use such a glass container for (goldfish?). What a gift you have.

I'm just about ready to drag out my Christmas decorations. What I wouldn't give to have your help!

Blessings, hugs and much love,
Kathleen

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Judy, that is so pretty and so charming!

Barb ♥

Lissa said...

well isn't that cute and very clever.

Country Dreaming said...

Very pretty---
I like the way it looks without the lights on. It would be pretty outside too.

Melinda

Charli and me said...

Judy this is so beautiful. I used to have a friend at work who used to make these. They make the most lovely gifts. Thanks for sharing ♥

Shelley said...

I love, love this!! Now how did you manage to hide the cord so well? Does the plug come out of the cube top and then you have to plug it in the wall? Or are they battery operated xmas lights? I'm going to use your lovely idea! :-)
Hugs,
Shelley

P.S. my email shelleyupnorth at gmail dot com

Jeni said...

What a great idea. It turned out beautiful. Love the glowing look.

Cherry's Jubilee said...

VERYYYY pretty..I know someone that would love something like that! cherry

Tracy said...

I love these! My sister made one for me last year and like you said, it's perfect for a bathroom or anywhere you want to add a special touch for Christmas. I'm delighted to know you can buy pre-drilled glass blocks now! = )

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

Hi Judy!

I am so happy to have some blog surfing time today, and your idea is so wonderful! I love those glass cubes, how festive and fun! I read through the last few of your posts and your warmth just comes right through and warms my heart! You are such a wonderful blog friend! I so love getting your comments, they make blogging such a neat connection to such fantastic women, like yourself! Thanks so much for always being so sweet!

It's a chilly windy day here in NY, so I'm gonna top off my coffee and enjoy the quiet afternoon. Wishing you many blessings in the coming holidays hun!

With Love,

Cynthia

LisaShaw said...

What a great idea and a beautiful gift. You could have owned a store of great home made gift ideas Judy.

Connie said...

Judy~a friend of mine had one of these last year and it was so pretty and she had a red bow on hers...looks really pretty too.

Thanks for sharing about the blocks from Lowes...I think I might just make some for gifts.

Connie

Teeny Tiny cabin said...

Great idea, Judy! I can see myself adding tiny pinecones and acorns around the lights!

Grand Occasions said...

Hi Judy!! I saw those glass boxes last night at Lowes too!! I haven't bought one yet thought. Your's looks great.

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