Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Wine Glass Charms and Napkin Rings Using Shrinky Dinks


As a kid we always had Shrinky Dinks. Well, I found out that Shrinky Dinks sell printable sheets, what a neat idea!! Fall is right around the corner I thought I could make personalized labels for drinks or napkins. I first made and printed out the image, cut the shape out that I wanted and added a hole punch to the top (it's important to add the hole before you shrink it).




Then it's time for the fun part, watching your Shrinky Dinks Shrink! I put them in the oven and watched them curl and move all over the place.


Once it cools and is all done I added a ring and a ribbon to attach it to a wine glass.

It also works as a cute napkin ring

There are so many ideas you could come up with using this paper. I also made a necklace with the names of my kids.


This was so fun and I am looking forward to using it again!!

7 comments:

  1. Once again you have come up with a clever idea! I am thinking that this would be a good craft idea for teachers. Students could make these as Christmas gifts for parents! What parent wouldn't want a charm with their child's name on it? Maybe to attach to a key ring or on a chain as you have done. The napkin/place markers are adorable..two functions in one charm!

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  2. I love SHrink dinks! Of course i would never have thought of making these! Thanks for sharing! Would love to have you link up at my new party on friday!
    Joy
    mommaskindacrafty.blogspot.com

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  3. Those are so cute! I've never used shrinky-dinks. Where do you get them from?

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  4. Great idea! I'm partial to anything with personalization, so this is just perfect, especially with fall and winter holidays coming. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. http://www.enasco.com/product/9722934 This is the website I found some on, I have seen them on ebay too.

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  6. I love shrinky dinks!
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    http://funfritzfamily.blogspot.com/

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  7. Thanks so much for posting more details on these napkins and linking to the tutorials...I definitely have to get on this project!! So neat and resourceful!! Napkins Personalized

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