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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

School is almost done time for some fun!

So my little people are almost done with school, yes they are still working on a few lingering assignments as I worry about what curriculum I will use next year for each of them
Here is a fun project that we started last year that I thought I would share with you.
I decided to make it a charm bracelet.
each charm will have an individual clasp to clip on the bracelet.
each charm was to be given to my daughter each day we were at Walt Disney World (R).
Hopefully we will be able to get the bracelet and finish it up soon.
Here is the full sheet of shrink paper printed out.
Don't worry it does look light.
 Here is the size of the charms before I and after shrinking compared to a quarter.
See when they shrink they will get darker.
 I use a heat gun to shrink this plastic, but you can use a toaster oven or your oven use as directed on the shrink plastic package.
 I also use a pair of tweezers to hold it. The small pieces will wiggle and twist up as they shrink, it is good to punch the holes before you shrink. DON'T FORGET THAT STEP! don't get the hole too close to the edge either or the hole will grow and possible not work for threading onto a charm.
 No fear these cute little things will settle down.
 I like to keep an acrylic block handy just in case there are a few little uneven lumps in the final charm.
Smash him down while he is still hot.

 I also thought why waste all those "extra" blank spaces of the shrink plastic, why not use them?
So out came the Mickey punch, and the Sharpie markers.
again an example of the sizes before and after the heat gun.
Oh and unless you want to burn your table, don't do this on your dining room table.
Now my table is made of 2x4's and we are going for the rustic and well used look. 
Click Here to see how it looks now. 
I LOVE the way it turned out can you spot the Mickey shaped burn? 
~Smiles 

and the printable I used as well.
Written by Cindy Fragozo, Your Travel Specialist at 3D TravelCompany.

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2 comments:

  1. Cindy,
    How cute! Thanks for linking up with My Favorite Things Party this week. Where did you get the shrink paper? Did I miss it? =D Be sure to check out my fabulous giveaway too.
    XX
    ~Iffy

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