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.

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! :)

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

they call
wish I were taller

me on
mr and mrs popsicle
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.

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.


  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

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

    Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

  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!

  6. So creative! What a great idea!

  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!

  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!

  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 @

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

  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!

  12. Hi Ginger!

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


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

  14. following you from GFC
    now follow back me with GFC too

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  15. Stopping by from the Grow your blog {blog Hop}!

  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.

  17. completely darling!!!

    thanks for linking up to Make it monday!

  18. would love it if you could share this on my link party at

    Natasha xx

  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!

  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!


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