More Shrink Plastic Fun! Earrings and Pendants
I made these cute little earrings and necklace charms for my friend’s birthday. She loves owls and books, so these were the obvious choice!
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!The 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).I made these chevron earrings for myself (I got my friend to wear them for the pic 😉 ).If you like my shrink plastic DIYs, you might want to check these out, too!