DIY: Shrink Plastic Heart Earrings

Hello cyber space dwellers!

This post is all about showing you how to make your very own ever so scrumptious pair of tiny, shrink plastic, heart earrings!

Here is what they will look like when a real life poser (such as myself) wears the little beauties

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They are so super duper easy to make. Here is what you will need:

  • Tiny sheet of shrink plastic
  • Scissors
  • Pink pencil crayon
  • Black fine marker pen
  • Stud earrings
  • A working Oven
  • E6000 Glue
  • Mod Podge Matte Sealant
  • An Old Paintbrush

Step One DRAW FROM THE HEART (get it?)

The first step is to draw your design on the rough side of the shrink plastic and then neatly cut out your design. I like to leave a white border just because I think it looks sweet!

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Step 2 BAKE IT LIKE A POLAROID PICTURE (meaning don’t open the oven door until the shrinking is done naughty!)

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I find it really helps if you line the tray with kitchen foil first!

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Don’t be alarmed if the shrinking is uneven at first, eventually after a few minutes they will straighten and flatten out beautifully!

Step Three SEALED WITH A KISS

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Give the little pretties a couple of coats of sealant allowing them to dry completely in between coats.

Step Four YOU CAN USE CLIP ON’S IF YOU DON’T HAVE PIERCED EARS!

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Apply a small blob of E6000 industrial strength glue on the back of the studs, attach hearts and leave to dry for around three hours!

Then ta dah! Step Five- ENJOY LOOKING PRETTY you’ve earned it!!!

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