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!
If you like this project, you may also like my Perler Bead Stitch Markers!
Carmen Gamble says
My sister recently made a few things with shrinky dink! I was just going to do a post on it, but I think maybe I’ll go and pick some up and play first! These are super adorable, Sarah!! Love them!!
These are so cute. LOVE!
These are so cute!
These are lots of fun to make! I’ve done very similar ones with upcycled plastic and pencil crayons (you can see the tutorial here: http://thoresbycottage.com/2017/02/25/upcycled-stitch-marker-charms/)
This such a great idea! Mark the work with the hook size you used. But with these supercute markers! I will definitely make some of these!
Emma Haughton @BlueAmmoniteDesigns says
That is such a brilliant idea! I am always forgetting what hook size I used for a project, so I am totally going to do this. Love it.
Julie Foster says
Thanks for the free patterns always making things. I’m a shut in most of the time. Love making things for gifts and others. Appreciate your kindness. Feel free to send more my way.
Rachel Parrott says
I just made these and they turned out super cute! Thanks for sharing the idea.
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That’s so cute and it’s so clever to write down which hook size you use ! This idea will go on my To Do List. 🙂
That’s so cute and it’s so clever to write down which hook size you use
فیلم کلبی وان
! Thanks for sharing the idea. This idea will go on my To Do .
گمرک غرب تهران
I am always forgetting what hook size I used for a project. That’s so cute and it’s so clever.
مهماندار هواپیما ماهان
That’s so cute. I was just going to do a post on it, but I think maybe I’ll go and pick some up and play first.
This idea will go on my To Do. ’ll go and pick some up and play first.
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تئاتر و سینمای تهران says
believe there will be more people like me, ll go and pick some. they can find many interesting things in this article of you!
جالب و خواندنی جدید
These are wonderful! What a cute idea!
OMG, that’s so cute! I’ve already written it down to my list of ideas for the future. I really like the idea. I really like simple tutorials. What paints should I use?
I have amazing acrylic markers https://artistro.com/products/16-brush-tip-paint-pens-for-rock-painting-calligraphy-brush-lettering-black-paper-card-making-scrapbooking-ceramics. I used them on wood and fabric, and it fits perfect for that. I guess they are ok for plastic as well