DIY Alcohol Ink Christmas Ornaments

A tutorial.
Hey, I’m back with another fun craft project using alcohol inks … DIY Alcohol Ink Ornaments! I’m sort of obsessed with alcohol inks, truly. You can create such gorgeous, painterly effects with them. Almost like watercolor paints but better, brighter. And Christmas is right around the corner.
My kids and I used to decorate glass globe ornaments by pouring different color paints inside and letting them swirl and marble. Those are still some of my favorite Christmas tree ornaments. So, I decided to try painting them with alcohol inks. The first one I did was pretty but the colors didn’t stand out on the clear glass. After some pondering, I decided to try painting a white background first. But, instead of painting the outside of the globe, I poured the white inside the globe and now the colors pop!
Difficulty Cost Time Age Person Event
$1 to $25
-- 25-50
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Step by Step Instructions

  • Step 1

    Step 1 is prepping the glass globe with the white acrylic paint.
  • Step 2

    Brush on rubbing alcohol and then you add the alcohol inks on top of the rubbing alcohol, one color at a time

  • Step 3

  • Step 4

  • Step 5

    Let the ornaments dry completely and spray with clear acrylic sealer.

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