Happy Fourth! (Shrinkie Glass Markers & Holiday Link Roundup)

Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday today (for those in the States of course, others can just have a lovely day!).  If you’re still trying to get into the spirit, or throwing a little party today, here are some links to get ya going! Here’s one of my favorite party projects, from July 4th a few years ago… Shrinky Stemware Charms made from recyclable #6 plastic (like from to-go containers)!
“For the 4th of July, my husband and best friend were running the Peachtree Road Race, so I decided to have brunch at my house and invite over friends for mimosas and food.
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Fun ideas with Shrink Plastic (shrinky-dinks)

If you’ve been reading Dabbled a while, you’ll know I’m a huge fan of shrink plastic.  With 4th of July around the corner, I was reminiscing over our brunch which turned into a shrinky-dink making  party last year! Now you know I prefer to make shrinkies using #6 plastic recyclables, rather than buying the storebought materials, but this idea from Photojojo is pretty nifty:  Make Photo Necklaces, Earrings, Magnets and More Using Shrinkable Plastic Other clever uses: [ KEEP READING ]

Shrinky Dinks Test Lab – The Wrap-up Of It All…

Hope you all enjoyed the shrinky dinks test lab… I sure did!
A reminder, I want to see your creations. If you’re on Flickr, add your pictures to the new Dabbled pool, and/or put a comment here (with a link to your blog) or one of the other Test Lab posts. If we get enough fun stuff, i’ll do a spotlight on readers’ shrinkies :) Also, be sure to check out the comments, because there are alot of talented people who posted their experiences, especially with sealing, and there is good info to be had. Here are links to all the posts, for your ease of reading pleasure.… [ KEEP READING ]

Part 3: More experimentation in the Shrinky Dink Test Lab

Make rings out of #6 recyclable plastic
Tomorrow: How to successfully seal your shrinkies.. maybe… Part 3 – More experiments: 1) What happens if you coat your shrinky in clear coat, PRIOR to shrinking?
Let’s use the lightening effect to our advantage for an interesting watercolor effect. And create an opaque effect! Note, we did get some cloudyness where the spray top coat was on too thick, but it IS unusual!

2) Let’s color on the back, then spray the back with paint – in this case a black design, sprayed white.… [ KEEP READING ]

Shrinky Dinkies – Special 4th of July Holiday Edition!

We’ll be back with more Shrinky Dink Test lab tomorrow–the experiments continue–, but today is your special Holiday edition! For the 4th of July, my husband and best friend were running the Peachtree Road Race, so I decided to have brunch at my house and invite over friends for mimosas and food. Since we were doing mimosas (champagne and OJ for the uninitiated), i figured everyone would be drinking out of stemmed glasses and they’d get mixed up, so what about making some fun, temporary glass markers using shrinky dinks. I made up 6 the night before on a whim, and they were quite loved by all, but the funny part was that the morning turned into a shrinky dink party as everyone wanted to try and make their own (both more glass markers, and other fun stuff).… [ KEEP READING ]