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The crafty, affordable and personalized alternative.
As much as I'd love a pair of real Chanel earrings, I simply can't afford them with all the craft supplies I've got to buy, and if I did get some, everyone else would be wearing them too. So here's my cheap, crafty and personalized alternative!

Posted by Cat Morley from London, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 1104 projects »
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  • How to make a pair of shrink plastic earrings. Cat Chanel Earrings - Step 1
    Step 1

    First of all you're going to need to make a template -unless your name is Cat then you can just use my template (I suggest printing out my template anyway so that you can get your size right).

  • How to make a pair of shrink plastic earrings. Cat Chanel Earrings - Step 2
    Step 2

    Draw around the template on to shrink plastic. I used white but you can pick whatever colour you like. Remember to flip the template and draw the reverse too. I only wanted one earring but if you want two, do this twice, so that you have 4 letters in total.

  • How to make a pair of shrink plastic earrings. Cat Chanel Earrings - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut these letters out. Use a cutting knife to cut the smaller, inside letters out. Lay one on top of the other in the position you would like them to go.

  • How to make a pair of shrink plastic earrings. Cat Chanel Earrings - Step 4
    Step 4

    Hold the letter and it's reverse together and punch a hole at the top, in the middle, through both letters.

  • How to make a pair of shrink plastic earrings. Cat Chanel Earrings - Step 5
    Step 5

    Shrink the letters in the oven until small.

  • How to make a pair of shrink plastic earrings. Cat Chanel Earrings - Step 6
    Step 6

    Line up the two holes and glue one letter on top of the other.

  • How to make a pair of shrink plastic earrings. Cat Chanel Earrings - Step 7
    Step 7

    Embellish with rhinestone crystals. Use tweezers to pick them up, dab in strong, clear adhesive glue and stick in place.

  • How to make a pair of shrink plastic earrings. Cat Chanel Earrings - Step 8
    Step 8

    Slip a jump ring through the hole, slip on to a chain and attach the chain to an earring hook.

  • How to make a pair of shrink plastic earrings. Cat Chanel Earrings - Step 9
    Step 9

    Wear proudly and go craft shopping with all the money you've saved :D

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Natasha R.
Natasha R. · Knox, Indiana, US · 9 projects
this is such a cute idea! But where could I get shrink plastic?
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CO + K User

awesome Happy I don't even think that counts as a knockoff! It's homemade!!! It CAN'T be a knockoff that way!
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♥Pretty  Girl♥
♥Pretty Girl♥ · Detroit, Michigan, US · 2 projects
So very cute, hun; thnx for posting this =)
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PurpleLust
PurpleLust
love!love!love!
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KMOM14
KMOM14 · Fort Wayne, Indiana, US · 373 projects
Great concept!
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Becky<3
Becky<3 · 2 projects
how neat!
where do you get shrink plastic?
it is so interesting, i've never heard of it before
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Cbt's Closet
Cbt's Closet · San Antonio, Texas, US · 6 projects
these are sooo cute! great tut Happy
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FrolleinKram
FrolleinKram · Las Vegas, Nevada, US · 132 projects
Raaah, I HAVE to get shrink plastic somewhere!!!!
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belle
belle · Texas, Texas, US · 32 projects
Very nice and look how fabulous your red hair looks behind them
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stephie N.
stephie N. · United States, US · 5 projects
they're so cute! I love them! I could never afford the real ones!
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