Monday, December 5, 2011

Alcohol Ink Monogrammed Ornaments

I bought these glass ornaments to make for the Mops (Mothers of Preschoolers) ladies  I mentor at church.   I planned to color them  using the floor wax technique but never seemed to get the floor wax.  So instead I tried dropping Alcohol Ink and really loved the way they came out.  When I dropped the ink it poured around edges and pooled at bottom which made cool effects.  I used two colors on each one.  
Here are all the ornaments laid out drying.  
The letters are cut from Winter Woodland at 3 inches.  
The  Tags from Winter Wonderland cut at 2 inches page 41  and I then added mini roses to top.
For the Cricut Circle challenge this week we were to use purchased flowers.  Well I purchased these flowers over three years ago for my daughter's wedding and we still have 100's.  

Enter ornament- Paper Variety 
CC weekly challenge- Flower Fusion Challenge using  purchased flowers

Then I needed to make boxes to put each ornament in. 
I used Sweet Tooth Boxes  page 60 cut at 11 inches 
I then made Tim Holtz rosette, used K and Company  embellishments 
and Graphic 45 tags cut from paper and Michaels ribbon.   
I used to make  a box like this by hand so I was thrilled how quick they cut and went together.  
Entering in CC Monthly challenge- Holiday Gift Wrapping Challenge   
My Craft Spot- gift wrap challenge


  1. Love the ornaments and the box is gorgeous! Nice gift idea too:)
    Sherrie K

  2. Love the ornaments and the boxes for the ornaments Great Jo Suzanne.

  3. Your ornaments look great and love the cute gift boxes and rosettes.Thanks for joining us at My Craft Spot this week.
    Jayne x

  4. OMGosh Suzanne, these came out so beautiful!!! I love how the alcohol ink looks, but still gives a "see" through quality to the ornament! The boxes are just as beautiful as the ornaments my friend. I think I need to become the parent to a preschooler out your way just to get some of these cool gifts!!! lol, lol-NOT!!! I like being grandma to preschoolers instead. lol

  5. These ornaments are wonderful!! They look stunning & the gift boxes are prefect too :)

  6. What a great gift idea!! Your boxes are just as beautiful as the ornaments!! Thanks for joining the fun at My Craft Spot!


  7. What a fabulous idea for gifts - and the boxes are amazing too! I especially like the rosettes. How wonderful that you mentor the young women of your church. I wish I'd been involved in something like that when I had young children!!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

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  8. So cute!! These are awesome gifts! Thanks for playing along with us at My Craft Spot! I hope you'll join us again this week!

  9. Awesome! Thanks for joining us at My Craft Spot!