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DIY Shrinky Dinks on a Cricut | Make Easy Plastic Charm Earrings and Keychains!

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Learn how to make DIY shrinky dinks for keychains or jewelry! Have you seen a craft that just looks like magic? If not, try these DIY shrinky dinks projects and you can say you have! Making them by hand is fun, but the Cricut makes them so much easier, as long as you get the settings right. I’ll show you that, and how Print then Cut can level up your plastic projects. The results I got with photos are stunning! It took a lot of testing materials and techniques, so let me save you time and money with this tutorial. It’s not the same as stickers!

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MATERIALS LIST (contains my affiliate links):

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* 8.5″ x 11″ Printable Shrinky Dink Sheets – https://amzn.to/3h8oc4K
* A4 Size Printable Shrink Plastic Sheets – https://amzn.to/3gY2ZL4
* Inkjet Printer (I used my HP ENVY Photo 7155)
* Colored Pencils
* Permanent Markers like a black sharpie
* A method to cut your material, I used the amazing Cricut Maker 3 but you can also use the Cricut Maker, Cricut Explore 3, the Cricut Explore, or the Cricut Joy (if you are only cutting the plastic sheets) — you can use the standard fine point blade for this project – https://jennifermaker.com/best-cricut-machine-buy
* Cricut Green StandardGrip Machine Mat 12” x 12″ – https://amzn.to/3BJKbWi
* Brayer – https://amzn.to/3b0nxz9
* Cricut Pen if you want to draw with your Cricut – https://amzn.to/3hUmKmG
* Oven – https://amzn.to/3tFpebb
* Baking Sheet – https://amzn.to/3BbcKMu
* Heat Resistant Gloves or Oven Mitts – https://amzn.to/3VjqGf7
* Something heavy and heat resistant to press the Shrinky Dinks while they cool – I used my unheated EasyPress 2!
* Sheet of Parchment Paper to go on the baking tray – https://amzn.to/3AdT3Dx
* Acrylic Sealing Spray – https://amzn.to/3hN5qzR
* Keychain Rings – https://amzn.to/3tD2Cba
* Earring Backs – https://amzn.to/3OgCnBa
* Single Hole Puncher – https://amzn.to/3ApuJ1k
* Design #452 – My free SVG/PDF/DXF design files (available in my free resource library at https://jennifermaker.com/library )

0:00 – Making DIY Shrinky Dinks
1:20 – Tools and Materials to Make Homemade Shrinky Dinks
2:37 – Get Free Shrinky Dink Designs from my Resource Library
4:07 – Prepare Your Shrinky Dink Design in Cricut Design Space
5:50 – My Most Important DIY Shrinky Dink Design Tip
8:40 – Design a Custom Initial Keychain in Cricut Design Space
12:54 – Making a Photograph Keychain in Cricut Design Space
15:46 – Making Shrinky Dinks with Print-Then-Cut in Cricut Design Space
17:40 – Make a Custom Cut Setting in Cricut Design Space
20:07 – Shrink Your Plastic
22:14 – Add Keychain or Earring Hooks to Your Shrinky Dinks
22:22 – Show Off Your Homemade Shrinky Dinks

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Credits:
Introduction: PixelBytes (my child!)
Music: Cute by Bensound (licensed, royalty and copyright free)
Videography: Jennifer Marx on a Panasonic Lumix FZ-1000 DSLR 4K camera
Design: A Jennifer Maker original!

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