Did you know that Sublime Stitching patterns lend themselves oh so well to all kinds of Shrinky Dink fun? It's true. Necklaces, keychains, zipper pulls, you know - anything you can make with Shrinky Dinks - are twice as nice when made with Sublime Stitching patterns! Like...uhm...I know! Howsabout a charm bracelet? St. Patrick's Day is coming after all, so this'll be perfect. Plus, this is a fantastic project to do with kids (just be sure to supervise around the hot oven)!
What: Sublime Stitching Lucky Charm Bracelet
When: Right now! Who doesn't need a little luck? It'll take an hour tops.
Difficulty Level: Beginner
* "Lucky Charms Sheet" Template (download below)
or, these Sublime Stitching Patterns you may already have:
Country Cool, Unicorn Believer, Darling Daschund, Viva Las Vegas,
Pirates Ahoy, Sublime Stitching Book and the Craft Pad
* Shrinky Dinks - One 8 1/2" x 11" sheet
* Permanent markers, or colored pencils in vibrant colors
*7- 9mm Round Open Jump Rings
(found in the jewelry suppy section at most
craft stores for about $1.50)
* Parchment Paper or Brown Paper Bag
*Toaster Oven (recommended) or Oven
*Cookie Sheet or Toaster Oven Tray
* Heavy Book (optional)
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1. Place the Shrinky Dink sheet over the patterns, and color in the
Yes - before you trace it. Otherwise, the black marker that you'll use to outline the image will bleed into your pretty colors.
Remember: The hole will shrink too! And make sure you've punched the hole all the way through.
You can also make the edges fancy with pinking shears or scalloped edge scissors, etc.
(And see what I mean about cutting the circles as smoothly as possible? Sigh.)
Attach charms to bracelet using the jump rings.