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I feel like this post should have a #ThrowbackThursday hashtag, because today we are taking something straight out of the ’80′s and making it oh-so-modern. That’s right y’all, we are making Shrinky Dinks. Ditch your memories of pre-fab cartoon characters and check out these modern designs made with blank Shrinky Dink sheets and permanent markers. Karen Kavett, one of my HGTV Handmade collaborators (and graphic design genius!), is along for the ride. Watch the video to see what we came up with:

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While the necklaces Karen and I made are SO super cute, I really loved the charms I made out of my kid’s drawings (seems I can’t resist a gift made by my kids!). What a fun Mother’s Day gift that would be, am I right? What would you doodle on a Shrinky Dink?

Make Your Own Shrinky Dink Necklaces - HGTV Crafternoon on HGTV's Design Happens Blog

 Get loads more Mother’s Day gift ideas right over here. And make sure to check out all of the great DIYs on the HGTV Handmade YouTube channel.


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8 Responses

  1. Briana@HGTV says:

    That's one chic Shrinky Dink! Well done. :)

  2. Sandy says:

    I once made worm earrings to go with my daughter's robin halloween costume!

  3. I never thought Shrinky Dinks can be used for making fun jewelry designs. Not only that, you have also given me a perfect idea for a gift I'm gonna make for my mother with this. Thank you for this brilliant post Marianne.

  4. Nice way of using Shrinky dinks for making this fun jewelry for mothers day gift.

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Marianne CanadaMarianne is the Special Projects Editor for HGTV.com. She was the girl in college who saved her waitressing tips to buy a Knoll chair and the perfect vintage couch. All...


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