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 for jewellery 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 coloured, 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.
Special occasions are the perfect excuse to break out the shrink plastic. From custom wedding cake toppers to personalised wine glass charms and even snow globes, there are may ways to use shrink plastic for year-round celebrations!
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 personalised ring dish or mobile art to enhance your home décor.
Here’s another of our favourite ways to use shrink plastic - making unique décor to personalise your home with.
It doesn’t matter what making style is your favourite—shrink plastic can be a great addition to all your projects! What’s your favourite way to use shrink plastic? Share with us using the hashtag #mymakingstory on your favourite social media platform!