Remember all the fun you can have with Shrinky Dinks!? Draw or trace an image on the plastic sheet then color, bake, and shrink! Make charms, keychains, ornaments, jewelry, toys or STITCH MARKERS!! I made shrinky dink yarn skeins using sharpie markers and even put my most used hook sizes on a few of them so if I put down my crochet project for awhile, I will always know which hook to use when I do get around to picking it back up!
Here is what you will need:
– Shrinky Dink Sheets. You can buy them HERE on Amazon (aff)
– Sharpie Markers in assorted colors. You can buy them HERE on Amazon (aff)
– Lobster Clasps and Jump Rings. Buy them in a pack HERE on Amazon (aff)
– Hole Punch
– Yarn Skein Clip Art. Download the one I used HERE.
Trace yarn skein with black sharpie on SMOOTH side of the shrinky dink plastic sheet.
Flip over and color in on ROUGH side of the shrinky dink sheet.
You can fit several on one sheet! When you are done, cut them out.
Punch a hole on top of each skein and put them on a parchment lined baking sheet.
Bake at 325 degrees for 1-3 minutes. You will need to watch them and take them out when they are flat. Video below is just a snippet. You will need to wait until they lay flat! They will become 1/3 of their original size.
When cool (it doesn’t take very long to cool) add lobster clasps and jump rings.
Ready to use! Keep in mind that the colors become darker as they condense and become smaller. I would probably not have colored in the middle portion gray now that I see the result but they are still so cute!