More Shrink Plastic Fun! Earrings and Pendants

shrink plastic earrings by thisblogisnotforyou.comI made these cute little earrings and necklace charms for my friend’s birthday. She loves owls and books, so these were the obvious choice!shrink plastic earrings by thisblogisnotforyou.com

The owls and books are about 1inch/2.5cm. I made the holes with a hole punch and used pliers to attach the hooks of the earrings. Earring hooks are quite inexpensive and you can get them in DIY/craft stores or order them online. I always have some at home in case I need small gifts. Using shrink plastic, beads and wire or even fabric, you can make some cute little earrings in no time!shrink plastic earrings by thisblogisnotforyou.comThe shrinkage is about 50%, which you have to consider when you choose the size of your image. You can draw directly on the plastic using a permanent marker. If you want to add colour, you can sandpaper the shrink plastic with very fine (!) sandpaper and then simply use crayons, acrylic paint or water colour. I recommend to keep the finished make from getting wet, as non-water-resistant colours might blur (even after baking the plastic).shrink plastic earrings by thisblogisnotforyou.comshrink plastic earrings by thisblogisnotforyou.comI made these chevron earrings for myself (I got my friend to wear them for the pic 😉 ).shrink plastic earrings by thisblogisnotforyou.comIf you like my shrink plastic DIYs, you might want to check these out, too!

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shrink plastic earrings by thisblogisnotforyou.com


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4 thoughts on “More Shrink Plastic Fun! Earrings and Pendants

  1. They are really cute. I love the owls especially, but the books are great too.
    I have some experience in making shrink plastic water resistent, after a huge mess where a shrink plastic ring and washing my hands occurred, i got to do some experimenting. You can use clear embossing powder to make it water resistent, after you’ve baked it in the oven to shrink it, you sprinkle the embossing powder first on the back, bake, flip it, sprinkle some more and bake again – I have no specific times, just keep an eye on it. Works wonders, and this gives it a nice little sheen.

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