Ginger Snap Crafts: tutorial {mission bank} + glass block review
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Friday, February 17, 2012

tutorial {mission bank} + glass block review

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I’m a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
One of the cool things about our Church is
that all young men are encouraged to
serve a mission.

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To do this they have to prepare themselves both spiritually & financially.
Since I have 3 boys we talk about missions a lot in our family. :)
(My husband served a mission in Macon Georgia.)
We encourage our boys to save up for their missions, too. 
One of my favorite Primary songs is
I Hope They Call Me on a Mission.
So what a perfect combo a mission bank with those words
on it as a reminder of their goal to serve a mission.
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I was recently able to do a review for Quality Glass Block.
Along with glass blocks & windows for homeowners, they also carry a line of
craft blocks.
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I was surprised when I opened the box & saw all the options I had with this glass block.
This glass block comes with 3 plastic inserts that each could be used differently.

It has an insert with a slit for a bank, one that fits an electrical cord, & it even has an insert
that closes the block off if you’d like to do that.  So many options! 
How cool is that!?
mission bank before & after

As soon as I saw the bank option I knew
exactly what I was going to make with my block-
a mission bank for my 8 year old son! :)
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This is a very simple & easy project.
All you’ll need is your
glass block
& some vinyl lettering.

Here’s a list of the fonts I used for this project.

I hope
howser


they call
wish I were taller

me on
a
mr and mrs popsicle
 
{mission}
my own topher

FYI: The tie clip art I got from the Silhouette online store.
 
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For the tie I just layered two different colors of vinyl.  So cute!
I even added a tie up on the top of the bank.
 
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So there you go!  A super fun & easy project. :)

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Disclosure:  I was given a glass block to review.  Other than that I was not compensated for this post.  All opinions are my own.

23 comments:

  1. I have got to do this! Love the whole idea of it. And adding the tie to it is super cute! Great job friend!

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  3. I love the colors used, and the meaning behind this project.

    Mrs. Delightful
    ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  4. So adorable! Saw these at Hobby Lobby and wondered what I could make with them! =)

    Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

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  5. As a mom of 4 boys, I am loving this idea. They can actually see the money they are saving too! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. So creative! What a great idea!

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  7. Savings banks are always a good idea! You are so creative with these glass blocks! I never would've thought to use it as a bank! Very cool that you're teaching your kiddos to save too!

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  8. Savings banks are always a good idea! You are so creative with these glass blocks! I never would've thought to use it as a bank! Very cool that you're teaching your kiddos to save too!

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  9. What a sweet idea. I enjoy the family element you added, it makes me feel like I know you as a friend! You are a talented writer!
    ~Jen @ hutchinsonherd.blogspot.com

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  10. I like that the glass block can be used a a bank! That is really neat!

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  11. So clever! I'm going to look for one of those blocks at Hobby Lobby. Found you via the Grow Your Blog hop and am following you via Linky!

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  12. Hi Ginger!

    Thanks for participating in the blog hop!
    I've been following you and linking up to parties :)

    Kelly
    www.livelaughrowe.com

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  13. Hi I am a new follower hopping from The 36th ave. I hope you follow me too.

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  16. This is such an awesome idea!! Thanks so much for all these tips and the great tutorial. I definitely need to add this to my must-make list for you little man.

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  17. completely darling!!!

    thanks for linking up to Make it monday!

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  18. would love it if you could share this on my link party at http://serenityyou.blogspot.com/search/label/Serenity%20Saturday

    Natasha xx

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  19. Ginger! This is SO SO cute! I want to make one! I love the bright colors, and the fonts you used are so cute! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

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  20. I LOVE your Crafting Block Idea! In case you are interested Quality Glass Block is having a special discounted Wavy Mist crafting block sale! Follow the link below and check it out!

    https://www.qualityglassblock.com/loose-glass-block/crafting-and-decorative-art-glass-block

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