No talent needed for these beautiful Christmas Ornaments!
Seriously, this is so simple to make you will want to make hundreds of them.
My kind of art craft is where no talent is needed or required. How about you?
Using this simple technique, you can achieve the look of expensive blown glass ornaments for a fraction of the cost. This craft comes with a warning, you will not want to stop making them, since this will be so addictive!
Alcohol Ink Christmas Ornament in Minutes
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Supplies needed for Alcohol Ink Christmas Ornament
Glass ornaments (Must be glass. I recommend these)
Alcohol ink Blues (I recommend these)
Alcohol ink Reds (I recommend these)
Metallic Alcohol ink (I recommend these)
Directions how to make alcohol ink Christmas ornament
First take the caps off the ornaments. The ornaments must be glass for the alcohol ink to work the best.
Next add one to three drops of the color you want to use. Swirl it around until you get just the right look. Be sure you are in a well ventilated area when working with alcohol inks.
Then add another color. It will run and bleed into the other color if they touch. This is the beauty of this technique. Play with the colors and swirling until you get the desired effect you want.
Stand the ornament upside down and allow some time to dry.
Add some metallic alcohol ink to add another layer and depth to the ornament. There are several shades to choose from to make it your own. I like gold and silver around Christmas time.
The color combinations are endless with alcohol inks. Feel free to use your own. I just love the way the colors seem to move and flow within each ornament.
Have you used alcohol inks before? What do you like to make.
Roseann Hampton says
So pretty yet so easy!
So beautiful! My family makes an ornament each year, so I’m for sure going to pitch these! Thanks for sharing on Inspiration Monday 🙂
This on would be fun to make with everyone. Please share you pictures on my Facebook page. I would love to see the results.
Yvonne Pollard says
These are beautiful. I made these ornaments before, but not with alcohol ink.
Where can I find alcohol ink?
Thanks for your question Yvonne. I have affiliate links in this post where you can click on them and order from Amazon. They will be sent right to your door.
How long does alcohol ink take to dry?
Great question Cheryl. It depends on how much you use, but generally it dries in minutes. If you use more than a few drops it could take longer to dry. A good rule of measure would be to wait a day to make sure they are really dry or you could use a blow dryer to speed up the process.
Deb White says
On average, being approximate, if using the colors you listed, how many ornaments do you think these bottles of ink would make?
Great question Deb. Depending on how many different colors you purchase, I would say hundreds. I would guess I use about 5 drops or more per ornament. It doesn’t take much.
I tried this yesterday and not sure why buy mine look more opaque at first and then the colour just slides. I find I get better results using the ink on the outside. Is there something I am doing wrong? I am using glass ornaments.
Great question. I am not sure why yours turned more opaque. It may be the type of alcohol ink you are using. Also make sure your glass is a little warm. Only use 1 drop at a time and move it around. I am thinking of doing a video to show everyone how to do it. Do you think that would help?
Yes, please post a video. Thanks!
Before adding the alcohol ink to the inside of the bulb, rinse the inside with rubbing alcohol and air dry. I think you are having adhesion problems because there is some type of film on the inside of the bulb and the alcohol ink won’t stick.
Only glass ornaments? Will this work on plastic?
Easy and fun simple project, great gifts for office.