Thursday, August 21, 2008

Shrinky Dink Charm Bracelet

One more swap item. My swap partner is a fan of Ctrl Alt Del, so I made this charm bracelet with the characters out of Rough n Ready Shrinky Dinks. The charms have lobster claws on them, so they can come off and be used as stitch markers, or something.

Shrinky dinks worked as expected, mostly. A few are a little warped, but not too bad. The backside remained rough and unfinished looking even after Mod Podge-ing, is there a fix for that?


Anonymous said...

This is so cool! Wow! I love it, a grown up use for shrinky dinks, which were one of my favorite toys as a kid. I now need a shrinky dink bracelet. :)

Anonymous said...

I have a solution for your warping. Sometimes shrinkydink plastic takes a little longer to flatten completely out so I cook mine until they are flat. It might take almost have a minute, but they won't be warped. Also, make sure you cook them on something flat.

kelly said...

I have a question! How did you put holes in the charms? Did you do it before, or after? I'm making super-small shrinky dink items and would like holes in them for hanging later. Any tips? Thank you!

craftg33k said...

Kelly - I made the hole before cooking, using a hole punch.