We wrapped the block in wide holiday ribbon and a bow was tied at the top. We arranged it so that the block had to stand upright, as opposed to lying flat. They were really quite nice and we gave some away as gifts. We have continued to buy glass blocks every year, decorating them all differently, and giving them as gifts. During the holidays, you can purchase the blocks at Lowe's with a hole already drilled in them (you can buy them year round without the hole). I've even seen some that have a bigger opening on the bottom during the holidays. Last year they were about $9.
Today, as I was rummaging around in the storage closet, I found a couple of undecorated glass blocks and was in the mood to do something with them. We had some silk flowers and some Easter stuff (and we always have a big stash of ribbon) so I decided to use it. As usual, I inserted a string of tiny white lights into the block, but I had to do something different than stamping on mulberry paper because I didn't have any (can you believe it?).
I wrapped wide ribbon around the edges, then I also tied the ribbon as if the block was a present and layed it flat, just decorating the top. I made an Easter themed one and a spring themed one. Here they are:
Love this glittery lady bug:
The basket can even be placed somewhere by itself without being placed on the block, but the effect of the bright tiny lights inside is really cool. I think we'll use the Easter bunny one for the buffet table for Easter dinner. Ideas are endless for decorating these glass blocks. Green lights would be great with St. Patrick's Day stuff - and orange lights with shiny black ribbon and a black witch for Halloween! My mind is going 80 miles a minute now!!!!