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

[4 Jul 2010 | By | 6 Comment(s) | 4,426 views ]

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. 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).”

Go Read the Whole thing and get the How-to! Shrinky Dink Stemware Charms

Here’s some more cool Independence Day links, too!

And More from Foodwhirl:

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  • Betty [] :

    Love the shrinky-dinks! I remember those from years and years ago- I never knew you could make them without the special “kit” you could buy. This opens up lots of possiblilties- my kids at school would love these. :) Thanks for the great idea. (I loved your slither cartoon too, by the way- it really does remind me of the far side.)
    Thanks also for visiting my site and linking to my strawberries and mini-pies on Food Whirl. That was my first visit to the site, but not my last. Have a great holiday weekend!

  • zakka life [] :

    Thanks for adding my granita tutorial to such a great roundup!

    Jessica

  • Dot [] (author) :

    Anytime! It looks excellent :)

  • Dot [] (author) :

    Thanks! The shrinkies really are a great project, especially for kids!

    And I’m so happy to have discovered your blog as well..!

  • andy penn [] :

    It ‘s very nice

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