The best thing about autumn and winter is that there are so many different celebrations and events - which means plenty of opportunities for crafting! Hallowe'en, Guy Fawkes night, Advent, Christmas and New Year are all great times for trying out new craft techniques, so we're going to be covering a few here on the blog over the coming months. First up, we're talking about alcohol inks; beautifully versatile, they can be used on anything from paper and card to ceramic and fabric, and today we've rounded up our four favourite DIY projects using this brilliant medium.
We found the DIY marbled cup tutorial at Babble (above), and thought they'd make a great Christmas gift. The best thing about alcohol inks is that they create different effects every time you use them, so you can be sure that your decorated mugs will be completely unique!
Moving onto homeware, these DIY watercolour coasters from the Lines Across blog would make the perfect addition to the Thanksgiving, Advent or Christmas table - alternatively, wrap them in some pretty paper, and give them as a Christmas gift.
Christmas decorations are always great fun to make, and the baubles decorated with alcohol inks at Michaels would really make your tree stand out; experiment with complimentary or contrasting colours, add a little glitter or finish off with a few embellishments - there's plenty of opportunity to really go mad with this tutorial!
Lastly, we found this phone case by Sweet Harmony Photography on Society 6 that's been decorated with marbled pink and cream alcohol inks; a lot of people think that alcohol inks are only really any good when used on paper, but the truth is that they work on almost anything - so get experimenting!