See these glass blocks? I made them recently for my nieces to match their bedrooms. I got the glass blocks and drilled a hole in the bottom, and put in a string of white indoor/outdoor Christmas lights.
Actually, my husband who is handy drilled the holes. I covered the blocks with tissue paper sent to me by Kristi, who owns Hanna Stamps. She wraps things ever so beautifully before she sends them out. Being a miser, I mean, frugal, I kept the paper and covered the fronts and backs of the blocks with it. I used double sided sticky red tape that you can buy in sheets. I laid the tissue on the block, covered it with the tape, leaving an extra 1/4 inch or so on the sides to hold the tissue in place, and then covered the sticky tape in clear beads.
I wrapped it up like a present. The ribbon goes around the sides and at the top I tied a bow and hot glue gunned some flowers and little pearls on sticks that I got at Michaels. They are so pretty in person. I think white cords look slightly better inside the blocks but all I could find is Christmas lights on green cords.
They are easier to make than to describe. I usually heat the sticky tape/sheets of sticky tape with my embossing gun so it holds really good. My sister in law won't be happy if she has little beads rolling off these all the time. I hope my nieces like them.