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The Cake is a Lie
I made these portal earrings for a friend's birthday.

Posted by Jackkie from Sydney, New South Wales, Australia • Published See Jackkie's 47 projects »
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  • How to make a pair of shrink plastic earrings. Portal Earrings - Step 1
    Step 1

    Print out an image of the portals (choose their size by using a shrunken ruler* to estimate their final size). Sticky-tape a sheet of shrink plastic on top and copy the design onto it with coloured sharpies.

    *If you don't have a shrunken ruler, all you need to do is draw a ruler on a piece of shrink plastic (you can include some colour swatches and hole punches of different sizes to see how they turn out as well) then cook them to the requirements on your packet of shrink plastic.

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

    Cut out your portals and punch a hole in the top of each.

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

    Carefully cut out the partial men.

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

    Cook your plastic pieces to the specifications on your shrink plastic packaging.

    Be careful: Your oven also effects what temperature/time you need to cook your plastic at.

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

    Superglue the bodies to the portals and leave them to dry for an hour.

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

    Link an earring hook and two jump rings in succession with the plastic portal.

    Repeat for the second earring.

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

    Leave to dry for another few hours (my superglue packet recommended 24 hours).

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

    Print out an image of the man (choose its size by using a shrunken ruler to estimate their final size). Sticky-tape a sheet of shrink plastic on top and copy each half of the design onto it with coloured sharpies.

    Make sure to move the plastic in between drawing the halves on so you can extend the drawing a bit on either side. I chose to put two legs on one side because I thought that half a leg would be a bit difficult for me to glue.

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erin g.
erin g. · Stratford, Ontario, CA · 1 project
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Emma D.
Emma D.
Haha I am huge fan of the game so I love it as well!
Jackkie
Jackkie · Sydney, New South Wales, AU · 51 projects
Thanks Happy
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Anna A.
Anna A.
I love this article. It's so cool!
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Brigit
Brigit · Baltimore, Maryland, US · 2 projects
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Joybells
Joybells · Norfolk, Virginia, US · 23 projects
Love this! Clever idea. Thanks for sharing.
Jackkie
Jackkie · Sydney, New South Wales, AU · 51 projects
Thanks Happy
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