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Turn a pattern of a vintage scarf you love into a pin!

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  • How to make a shrink plastic brooch. Vintage Scarf Shrink Plastic Pin - Step 1
    Step 1

    Scan your scarf print into your computer. Lighten the image by about 50%.

  • Step 2

    Print out the portion of the pattern you want to turn into a pin on the Shrinky Dink printer paper. Remember that your image will shrink about 70% when deciding on how large you are printing the image.

  • How to make a shrink plastic brooch. Vintage Scarf Shrink Plastic Pin - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut out your image. You're ready for the oven now!

  • How to make a shrink plastic brooch. Vintage Scarf Shrink Plastic Pin - Step 4
    Step 4

    A toaster oven works best for this. Place your pieces on a rectangle of brown paper in a preheated oven of 275 degrees F. Once your pieces have shrunk and uncurled, let them bake another 30 seconds. This whole process takes about 3 minutes. Be sure to keep an eye on them!

  • How to make a shrink plastic brooch. Vintage Scarf Shrink Plastic Pin - Step 5
    Step 5

    Remove from oven. Place another piece of brown paper and a heavy object, like a thick book, on top of them for about 15 seconds.

  • How to make a shrink plastic brooch. Vintage Scarf Shrink Plastic Pin - Step 6
    Step 6

    Once they are cooled, glue pin back onto back of plastic.

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