How to use Shrink Plastic in your Makes

If you’ve never made anything with shrink plastic, then you’ve been missing out on a great creative medium. (You’ve also been missing one life’s biggest dramas—that thrilling but terrifying moment when the heated film begins to curl up on itself and you’re just sure you’ve ruined it, only to have it turn out OK in the end!) Today’s makers love shrink plastic because it can do so much. For your inspiration, here’s some amazing makes using shrink plastic.

 

Charms

Charms for jewelry and keychains are a shrink plastic staple—any design you can put on the film can become a one-of-a-kind necklace, bracelet or earrings. Since shrink film can be colored, stamped and die-cut, there’s nothing to limit your creativity!

Take your project to the next level by shaping the plastic while it’s cooling, or adding beads, gold leaf and other embellishments to the finished product.

 

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Special Occasions

Special occasions are the perfect excuse to break out the shrink plastic. From custom wedding cake toppers to personalized wine glass charms and even snow globes, there are may ways to use shrink plastic for year-round celebrations!

 

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Large Shrink Plastic Projects

Most people tend to think small when it comes to shrink plastic, but it can also be used to make larger items, too. Try a personalized ring dish or mobile art to enhance your home décor.

 

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Home Décor

Here’s another of our favorite ways to use shrink plastic - making unique décor to personalize your home with.

 

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It doesn’t matter what making style is your favorite—shrink plastic can be a great addition to all your projects! What’s your favorite way to use shrink plastic? Share with us using the hashtag #mymakingstory on your favorite social media platform!

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One thought on “How to use Shrink Plastic in your Makes”

  • Christine Kiehl
    Christine Kiehl Apr 29, 2019 at 11:03 am

    Thank you for sharing this! I love projects using shrink plastic! Someday I will even do my own projects using it! Sizzix shapes sure will make that an obtainable crafting dream!

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