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The less efficient way of storing your memos
If you are the flirty type, you could keep your phone number on a memory charm and then give it away when you want someone to call you.

Posted by Cat Morley from London, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 1115 projects »
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  • How to make a charms. Memory Charms - Step 1
    Step 1

    Write your note down on to shrink plastic using a permanent marker.

  • How to make a charms. Memory Charms - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut the note out in to an interesting shape.

  • How to make a charms. Memory Charms - Step 3
    Step 3

    Punch a hole through the top.

  • How to make a charms. Memory Charms - Step 4
    Step 4

    You can write a little note on the back too, if you like.

  • How to make a charms. Memory Charms - Step 5
    Step 5

    Cook in the oven until shrunk. Usually at 175° for 2 minutes or so.

  • How to make a charms. Memory Charms - Step 6
    Step 6

    Take a jewellery clasp and a jump ring.

  • How to make a charms. Memory Charms - Step 7
    Step 7

    Slip the jump ring through the hole on your charm and then through the clasp. You can now clip your charm on to a bracelet.

  • How to make a charms. Memory Charms - Step 8
    Step 8

    Use the <a href="/projects/folded_notebook/">folded notebook</a> instructions to make yourself a notebook out of shrink plastic. Keep this in your pocket and then when you have something to remember, scribble it down and then make a memory charm.

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Syazwi A.
Syazwi A. · Batu Pahat, Johor, MY · 3 projects
I luv this!
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Nicole Renee
Nicole Renee · Kansas City, Missouri, US · 16 projects
That's awesome!
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Courtney Couture
Courtney Couture · Keller, Texas, US · 20 projects
less efficient? count me in!
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QueenQuill
QueenQuill
You can usually find shrink paper at most craft supply stores. They might know it by the brand name Shrinky Dinks. You can also order online at these websites:

http://www.shrinkydinks.com/
http://www.paper-paper.com/shrink.html
http://capg.zoovy.com/category/shrinkart/

Also see:

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=shrink+paper&btnG=Search
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=shrink+plastic&btnG=Search
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&sa=X&oi=spell&resnum=0&ct=result&cd=1&q=shrinky+dinks&spell=1

Note that shrink paper isn't actually paper at all, but a type of plastic. It can be used to make all kinds of neato things!

Enjoy!
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ruth

hi, i luv these - i always 4get stuff an loose bits of paper, but i cant find any shrinkie paper anywhere, where did u get yours from?
thnx
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