Categories Shrink Plastic Bracelets


SG50: Shrink Plastic Bracelets

I bought this pack of shrink plastic from Daiso a long time ago, and haven’t got the time to try it out. Finally dug it out for today’s DIY!

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

20150722_124225Supplies
Shrink plastic sheets
Template
Red permanent marker
Scissors
Chopsticks/ Bamboo skewers
Hole punch
Jump rings + chains + lobster clasp/ Rainbow Loom/ Embroidery floss
Pliers
Oven

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Decide on your design! I printed out some of Singapore’s iconic symbols. Flip the image, print and trace onto your shrink plastic. Remember to leave some space for the holes.

I flipped the image so that when the bracelet is done, the marker side will be against your skin. This is not very important, so it’s okay if you don’t!

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Cut out your designs. Strips will give it a bangle-ish look, while cutting them individually will give you charms! Punch holes where needed.

SHRINK TIME!

Pop your pieces into the oven following the instructions on your shrink package – give and take a few minutes. I timed mine according to the package, and panicked when the plastic are still warped. Simply pop them back into the oven for a little longer! The piece will flatten themselves out once they shrunk to their minimum.

Use the bamboo skewers to carefully remove the pieces from the oven after they stopped shrinking.

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For the strips, immediately and carefully bend it around a curved object similar to the size of your wrist. Press and spread the smaller pieces (charms) on a flat surface as it cools.

Start constructing by attaching your plastic pieces to your chain with jump rings and add a lobster clasp closure. I did another one with my old rainbow loom collection – love how it adds an extra pop of colour!

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Making the bracelets sounds more complicated that it actually is. Try it out for yourself and you’ll realise it’s really a breeze to make!

Have fun! xx Cherlyn