Salam everyone! I hope you had a great weekend. Muslims will soon be celebrating Eid Al Adha (Festival of sacrifice) that marks the end of Hajj (pilgrimage to Mecca). During this Eid, financially able muslims are required to sacrifice a sheep and share the meat with the poor in remembrance of prophet Ibrahim’s trial to sacrifice his only son, Ismael.
In preparation for Eid Al Adha, some of us enjoy decorating our homes for Eid. So today I will share a simple glass block Eid decoration idea that you might want to try.
-Glass Block (Can be found at any craft store)
-Scrapbook paper cut to size
-Folk Art Enamels paint -I used Yellow Ochre. This is an Acrylic paint that is suitable for glass and ceramics.
**At first I tried using Martha Stewart multipurpose Paint mixed with Martha Stewart etching effect, but it was too light. Since I only had Folk Art Enamels paint on hand, I decided to use it.
-Martha Stewart Pouncer
-“Happy Eid” Vinyl stencil
-Battery operated candle (optional)
-Glass block stand (not shown-cause I decided to buy it after I was done with the project)
-Glass Gems (not shown)
1. Apply a thin layer of Mod Podge with the foam brush.
2. Wait around 30 seconds before placing the scrapbook paper on top. This would prevent bubbles from forming (A useful trick from Kristi at addicted 2 decorating).
3. On the opposite side of the block, transfer the vinyl stencil according to the application instructions.
4. Apply the paint to the stencil using Martha Stewart pouncer. Slowly peel away the stencil before the paint dries. (If you wait too long, the paint will peel away with the stencil).
5. Remove the plastic plug from the glass block, then fill it with the glass gems. Wrap a ribbon around, then place on stand.
6. If you like to add an extra special touch to your glass block, make it sparkle by dropping a battery operated light bulb inside.
You will have to turn on the candle before dropping it in, then pick it out of the glass block to turn it off. Honestly, I found this annoying! So, I am not going to use it with the light until I figure out a better way to make it sparkle.
Eid Mubarak! (A greeting used to wish fellow muslims a blessed Eid)
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