After taking a little time off from live crafting, I am back with another Crafty Hangout! This month’s projects are sponsored by Consumer Crafts, and all the bloggers were challenged to make a project that can be made in less than 10 minutes. You can easily make several of the stained glass Easter eggs in that 10-minute time frame, so they are a perfect craft if you are crunched for time.
This is a sponsored post. I was compensated for my work, but the opinions are 100% my own.
STAINED GLASS EASTER EGGS
What Do You Need to Make Alcohol Ink Easter Eggs?
Aren’t those colors fantastic? I just love the way these Easter eggs turned out.
To make these beautiful eggs, all you need are glass egg ornaments, alcohol ink, and canned air. You can buy both the ornaments and ink from Consumer Crafts, the canned air you can find at a big box store.
The alcohol inks layer and mix together to create gorgeous ranges of color on the outside of the glass ornaments. When the light shines through the eggs, they look like a combination of watercolor and stained glass.
The eggs look equally pretty hung from a Spring branch or piled in a glass bowl or vase, but they are at their prettiest when they are lit from behind.
You can find alcohol ink in a rainbow of colors, so your eggs can be as colorful as you would like.
Below you will find a list of the products I used from Consumer Crafts, in case you would like to order some for your own project! These are all affiliate links, if you make a purchase (of anything on Amazon, not just these items) after clicking through, I will earn a small commission. Ads and affiliate links are the way I am able to keep this website running and to offer you free tutorials all year long. Thank you so much for supporting me and Mad in Crafts!
- Clear Glass Egg Ornaments
Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks: Eggplant, Lettuce, Stream, Raspberry, Sunset Orange, Watermelon, Citrus, Pool, Rose, & Clover
How to Make Stained Glass Easter Eggs
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Where are the instructions?
You will need to watch the video for instructions.
Could you please tell me how long 50 mm would be in inches? Please no decimals.
You don't want me doing math for you, trust me. Try Google.
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Kathy Shipley says
Gorgeous, do yo think this could be used on a window?
You would have to work very quickly or the ink will just drip down the window. Which could be pretty too!
Unfortunately, your store does not ship to Canada.
Would you know anyone that ships to Canada and sells these items?
I have done a search, but can’t seem to find anyone.
I would check Amazon.
Thanks for a really fun craft project. Your eggs are beautiful.
For those not inclined to buy the canned air, you could also use just a straw or hollow plastic coffee stirrer and blow the air from your mouth. Also i t may be interesting to put the drops of ink inside the egg and then just turn it to get it to run around the inside.
Good suggestions! I have used the straw technique for other projects, but it was hard to work fast enough on the curved surface of the egg to get the ink to spread before it dripped. I also experimented with ink inside of the ornaments, but it kept getting mixed and muddled. There is probably a way to do it where it would look very nice though. If you try it out, be sure to let me know!
these are so beautiful!
will it work on plastic eggs
Yes, the alcohol ink should work on plastic as well!