Thursday, March 19, 2009

Spring Forward

Spring is here! Spring is a time of renewal. And I, being quite the crafty girl, was inspired to create.

It all started when I decided to buy toasting flutes for my friend. She's getting married in June. The flutes she chose are cut crystal and are not engravable. So, I decided to buy some personalized wine charms with their names and wedding date on them. It wasn't easy, but I found a website that would make the charms for me and allow me to but only 2 (as opposed to a bulk order). Well, a few weeks later, I got the charms in the mail and was deeply disappointed when I saw them. I was actually too embarrassed to give these to my friend for her wedding!

That's when I had an epiphany. I am a crafty girl, I could make my own! I wanted to share with you all what I have been currently obsessed with...Shrinky Dinks! Here are a few projects that I have made with this incredible shrinking plastic (sorry for the fuzzy photos!):

Wine Charms

I made a design on Microsoft Word and printed them on Shrinky Dinks for Ink Jet Printers.

Easter Baskets

The bunny adorning this basket was adapted from a free project on the Shrinky Dink website! I also made personalized key chains (not pictured) the same way I made the wine charms.

Pet Tags

I got the idea for this project from a fellow blogger. She even provides a template to download and make your own! Check it out at Making it Lovely.

Finally, an Easter Jewelry Set

This project was adapted and modified from the free project section on the Shrinky Dink website.

I have a lot of new ideas to keep going. I'll share those when they are made! If you are interested in having something made, shoot me an email!

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