Quick and Easy Gift Ideas - Day 4

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Today's project is glass ornaments.

Glass ornaments are difficult to color with inks so I used etchall® dip 'n etch to etch my ornaments before coloring them. 

I placed the ornaments in a bowl of dip 'n etch for approximately 15 minutes.   Once I removed them, I rinsed and dried them thoroughly.  Dip 'n etch is reusable so be sure to put it back into the container once you are done etching your projects.

Begin by spritzing the ornaments with a variety of colors of spray Inks.  I used Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays, but any spray inks will work.

Be sure to heat set between each color to avoid the colors getting muddy.

Spritz white ink last and watch how it interacts with the other colors.

Every ornament needs a bow so I used the Bowdabra to create a bow for each ornament.

The Bowdabra can create any sized bow with any type of ribbon.

Use Fabri-Tac to adhere pearl lace to the ornaments.

Add a Joy Clair stamped sentiment and die cut it with Spellbinders dies for the center of the ornaments.  Use the excess gold wire from the bow as the ornament hanger.
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If you missed my previous posts, you can find them here: 
Day 1
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  1. Beautiful! Every year I make everyone in the family an ornament! Tomorrow (today) is ornament making day so I am very glad that I saw this post now! I am going to give this a try for at least one or two of the ornaments!!! TFS!
    My can't live without craft supply is glitter and water colors!! Both are necessary for breathing and creating! Even more so than chocolate! LOL

  2. Very nice piece.
    can't live without stamps and stencils.

  3. Really pretty glass ornaments!
    My favorite tool is my mini MISTI!

  4. Very pretty ornaments. Well done.

    I can't live without my craft knife!

  5. beautiful ornament and thanks for tutorial cannot live without big shot

  6. How pretty! I have seen these glass ornaments in the craft store but I was not so sure what I would do with them. Thanks for the idea!

  7. Gorgeous! Thank you for sharing this with us..

    My favorite machine is a big shot

  8. Now that is something different that I've never seen or heard of! I can't live without Mod Podge since I'm a decoupager!

  9. I love this project, so beautiful! Thank you for sharing your work with us.

  10. Beautiful glass ornaments Stephanie! Love how you created them.

  11. Steph, this is a beautiful ornament. I have looked into the etching paste before but still haven't tried it.
    Love my Tonic paper trimmer!

  12. I love them. I can't live without gesso and matte medium. Seems to be the base of everything I do. Thanks for the inspiration!

  13. Beautiful ornaments Steph...I am going to try Etchall next year...it is the one medium that I have never worked with and am excited to try. Merry Christmas!

  14. These are lovely, thank you for sharing! I've not heard of Etchall but am intrigued :) I love my paper cutter and scissors :) Merry Christmas!

  15. So beautiful
    I can't live without beautiful paper

  16. such a pretty ornament!! Cool technique too!! love it!

    my must haves are dies and paper!

  17. These are gorgeous. The ribbon and lace are the perfect touch.
    I can't live without my Tonic guillotine paper cutter.

  18. These are so beautiful. Thankyou for sharing this with us all.
    I can't live without my WRMK paper trimmer!
    Merry Christmas

  19. These are beautiful! I especially love the color, being a purple fan! lol
    Merry Christmas!

  20. I've never seen anything crafted like this. How beautiful. Since I mostly work with my favorite supply -- craft papers of all sorts -- I'm fascinated by this process. Thanks for sharing it.

  21. I can think of some friends who would love these! Thanks for the idea and how-to. My favorite craft supply is my cutterbee scissors.

  22. I can't live without gorgeous papers.

  23. Your glass ornaments are beautiful!!

  24. How fun! I have never used Etch-all, but now you have me curious about it! Those bows are pouf-tacular! Thanks for sharing!