I was preparing to go visit my aunt and uncle in Canada with my mother and wanted to make a more personal gift for them. My mothers side of the family has a long history of ginger ale as the family owned a company that made it for a couple of generations
so I chose that as my theme. First I found a picture on the web for the old bottles.
Then I pulled it into illustrator and worked out a vector version of it using the image as reference.
I then drew a bottle shape using a similar picture as a reference and did some score line shading for the top of the bottle since that part was traditionally colored green or gold and ended up with a decent looking ornament shape.
then off to the Glowforge after I loaded it up with some of the lighter colored hardwood (Maple?)
I removed all the little protective paper bits and added some ribbons to finish them off and they look pretty nice. Now my mother and her brother each get one