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

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.… [ KEEP READING ]

How to Make a Lovely Friendship Bracelet, for cheap! (A Dabbled Re-run)

How to Make a Lovely Friendship Bracelet, for cheap! (A Dabbled Re-run)
Dot is off enjoying herself at Inman Park Festival today (see all the fun we had last year?), so you are treated to a past project that you might have missed!

Make an eco-friendly and inexpensive bracelet!

This is a fun and easy project, costs less than $1 to make, has tons of possibilities for customization, requires no jewelry making skill or real tools, and is a way to recycle stuff that would be thrown away!

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Yesterday's "MSCE in April" Project: Shrinky ID Tags

Yesterday's "MSCE in April" Project: Shrinky ID Tags

This was a quickie project using #6 plastic to make faux “shrinky dinks”. We’ve done this type of thing before on dabbled, but usually with the clear stuff. I see tons of possibilities with today’s raw material, Solo drink cups. These are those disposable cups that seem to be at every party, and in the trash afterwards… so loads of good recycling you can do here!

MSCE April
Day 3:
I decided to make a quick ID tag for a bag or backpack, with just a name and phone-number on it.… [ KEEP READING ]

How to Make a Lovely Eco-Friendly Disc Bracelet

How to Make a Lovely Eco-Friendly Disc Bracelet


This is a fun and easy project, costs less than $1 to make, has tons of possibilities for customization, requires no jewelry making skill or real tools, and is a way to recycle stuff that would be thrown away! What could be better??

This was inspired by something I used to do when I was a kid back in the eighties, make friendship bracelets out of fishing tackle (specifically a barrel swivel).… [ KEEP READING ]

Shrinky Ornament How To and Template (and IF)

Shrinky Ornament How To and Template (and IF)

For my IF this week, Santa (who was flying a few weeks ago) is now hanging out on an suncatcher ornament. What a rambunctious little scamp :) (ok, stretching the theme again, I admit it!) This is done as a faux ‘shrinky-dink’, using the plastic lid from a to-go box (#6 plastic) and sharpie markers. See below for the ‘how-to’. This would be great to do with kids, for personalize ornaments for the grandparents!… [ KEEP READING ]

Part 4 of the Shrinky Dink Test lab: Successful sealing.. maybe

Part 4 of the Shrinky Dink Test lab: Successful sealing.. maybe

Go ahead and read below to hear about the experiments (and the comments, some great info there too!), but here is a summary of some of the lessons learned with the various techniques.  What you choose depends on your desired results, and also what you have decorated your shrinkies with:

  • Spray Acrylic – As we learned in our previous experiments, this can cause permanant markers to lighten and/or run together.  So use cautiously, or include these ‘bugs’ as features in your design!
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