I made this for my best friend this Christmas, and it was a HUGE hit.
I don’t have any type of vinyl cutter, so I had to come up with a creative way to get the letters on the glass. At first, I tried stickers. What a nightmare that was, and I just couldn’t get it to look the way I wanted it to look.
Then, I discovered inkjet transparency film. Oh my goodness. BEST STUFF EVER. It made this project SO easy, and it looks professionally done. Plus, I don’t have to worry about the letters peeling off, because they’re on a sheet inside the glass. (But to look at it, you’d never know that’s the case. The letters look etched in the glass.)
Here’s what you need to make your own:
- Inkjet Transparency Film (also available at your local craft store)
- FREE Printable (See Below)
- 8 x 8 Shadowbox (also available at craft stores, or even Walmart)
- Ceiling Fan Pull (looks like the “hammer” to break the glass – I found mine at Walmart)
- Favorite Candy Bar
Here’s how to put it all together:
- Open and/or Save the In Case of Emergency Break Glass printable on your computer. You can find the JPG Version HERE or the PDF version HERE. (Either one will work just fine.)
- Print the Printable onto your Inkjet Transparency Film. (Make sure you read the instructions for the film. I quickly learned that if you print it on the wrong side, the letters will smear. BUT when printed on the correct side, they’ll stay forever.) Also make sure you print it at 100% so it’s exactly the right size you will need.
- There is a border around the words. Cut out the printable just inside the border so the sheet will fit perfectly against the glass inside your shadowbox frame.
- Put the printable against the glass, hot glue your candy bar in the center of the included white paper with the shadowbox frame (or to any kind of scrapbook paper you prefer).
- Put the shadowbox together.
- Glue the ceiling fan pull to the back of the frame and allow it to drape over the front of the frame.
That’s it! This is a quick and easy project that I guarantee will be a HUGE hit!
I do also recommend giving the recipient another candy bar separately, just so they don’t feel the urge to break the glass right away. 😉
I’d love to know what you think of this project!