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Show your love with a personalised love hearts charm bracelet.
For cooking instructions, see the <a href="/blog/reference.php?id=321">cooking shrink plastic technique</a>.<br><br>
You could make one with the name of all your friends or people you are interested in written on the hearts. Or be twisted and make one with the names of all your ex-boyfriends/girlfriends on, and try to lose them when you are out and about.

Posted by Cat Morley from London, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 1114 projects »
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  • How to make a shrink plastic bracelet. Love Hearts Charm Bracelet - Step 1
    Step 1

    Make a paper template of a heart. Remember you will want this to be a lot bigger than the actual end size of the hearts. Check the instructions with your plastic to see how much it will shrink by.

  • How to make a shrink plastic bracelet. Love Hearts Charm Bracelet - Step 2
    Step 2

    Use your template to draw out hearts on to the rough side of a sheet of shrink plastic. Make sure to use a permanent marker to draw on the plastic or it will just wipe off. Write little love heart messages inside the hearts.

  • How to make a shrink plastic bracelet. Love Hearts Charm Bracelet - Step 3
    Step 3

    When the ink is all dry, cut each of the hearts out.

  • How to make a shrink plastic bracelet. Love Hearts Charm Bracelet - Step 4
    Step 4

    Use a hole punch to make holes in each of the hearts. It's important to do this before you shrink the plastic otherwise you might end up snapping the hearts.

  • How to make a shrink plastic bracelet. Love Hearts Charm Bracelet - Step 5
    Step 5

    Cover a baking sheet in tin foil and space out the hearts on top. Place in an oven heated at 350° for a few minutes. The plastic hearts will curl up, shrink and then lay flat again. When the hearts lay flat again remove them from the oven.

  • How to make a shrink plastic bracelet. Love Hearts Charm Bracelet - Step 6
    Step 6

    Place a heavy book down on top of the hearts to ensure that they cool flat.

  • How to make a shrink plastic bracelet. Love Hearts Charm Bracelet - Step 7
    Step 7

    You have now made your love heart charms.

  • How to make a shrink plastic bracelet. Love Hearts Charm Bracelet - Step 8
    Step 8

    Cut a length of chain that fits nicely around your wrist.

  • How to make a shrink plastic bracelet. Love Hearts Charm Bracelet - Step 9
    Step 9

    Attach a jewellery clasp at one end and a jump ring at the other end of the chain.

  • How to make a shrink plastic bracelet. Love Hearts Charm Bracelet - Step 10
    Step 10

    Slip a large jump ring through the hole on each charm.

  • How to make a shrink plastic bracelet. Love Hearts Charm Bracelet - Step 11
    Step 11

    Attach the jump rings to the chain, close them and you're all done.

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Fading Ink
Fading Ink · 6 projects
Wow - i absolutely love this - but i have no idea where to buy the jump rings or chainy bits Happy Where can you get them?

xx
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katiebugs :)
katiebugs :)
ooh who's Tom? lol Tongue

very very cool
think i might make a version with hama beads. X
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Nicole Renee
Nicole Renee · Kansas City, Missouri, US · 16 projects
That's Cute!
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Singingpraisehomemaker
Singingpraisehomemaker · 7 projects
Loove it lol we finally got some shrinky dink lol
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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1397 projects
You should be able to find shrink plastic in a local art or craft store, last resort ebay. It's about 1/2cm think when cooked!
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Tiffany S.
Tiffany S. · North Carolina, North Carolina, US · 1 project
This is such a cute idea!
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Akira

This is really cute! Where can I find shrink plastic and how thick is it?
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kevin

i did not do it right
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Emma B

i think this is a really cool idea!
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aqeel Ijaz

love u
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