Friday, 28 August 2009

Homemade keyrings!


Does anyone remember using 'Shrinkles' as a child? I have many fond memories of sitting in my best friend's kitchen colouring in fairy pictures and turning them into little plastic fridge magnets.

For anyone who doesn't know what I'm talking about, Shrinkles are little craft kits containing sheets of special paper. You draw whatever you want on the paper, put it in the oven for a few minutes and it shrinks 7 times smaller, and becomes 7 times thicker! You can make keyrings, necklace pendants, magnets and decorations out of them.

I went on a bit of a nostalgic trip and bought some shrinkle paper on eBay, and used it to make this personalised keyring :D. I have 5 sheets left. What shall I make next?

When they came out of the oven

For anyone who wants to buy some Shrinkles (or Shrinkies - they seem to have two names), you can try eBay or look here!

I'm sad to say that the holidays are drawing to a close, which means (as predicted) I have a huge mountain of holiday work to complete before going back to school. And I have a driving test on wednesday, scary!

Sadie xxx

21 comments:

siobhan said...

ha this is a great idea! unfortunately i'm slightly artistically challenged but love how yours turned out. good luck with your driving test :)siobhan

Shared closet said...

OMG!! so cuteee!!! :}
a lot of kisses!!
P&V

Amelia said...

These are so cute! I think I made charms for a charm bracelet out of that stuff when I was little. I should track it down.

Tink in My Closet said...

Oh so sweetly adorable!

little me. said...

Oh how lovely. They are so cute.
xx

Saorise said...

I used to love that as a kid!!!
Yours turned out fantastic ;)

Mars said...

these are SO adorable! i totally need to go out and get some now haha.

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My Passport to Style said...

cute crafting activity! Sxx

Kate said...

These are so cute (:

amyyyyy. said...

They are so cute! I've never heard of them before though. Good luck on your driving test!

xxxx

Dresstidos said...

Thats too cute!
U're so imaginative!
x

suzie said...

oh my god this is the cutest thing i have ever seen! sooo cool.

xoxo

Parapluie said...

I've never heard of Shrinkles before but I love the idea!

Lindsey said...

Wow those are so cute!

maçã said...

I never use anyhing like that! It's so cool!

Lilpixie said...

those keyrings are adorable

hannah said...

i love this idea! as a kid i always called them 'shrinkie dinks' but i like your name too!

UXIETTA said...

you are really imaginative, i specially like the key with your name.. wonderful!

i've just arived at your blog and i liked all your outfits!

i put you in my favourites and come back soon!

Anonymous said...

i think there super cute and hope i'll be able to copy as i am an crafty 11 year old

Anonymous said...

Hello Sadie,
We are L&F. We really like your blog. You seem to be so fantastic, amazing and cool! We will use one of your shrinkel ideas for a very good purpose.
Thank you very much!
Laters L&F