Oh you know you played with them as a kid - I sure did.  Did you know that Shrinky Dinks still exist?  And I learned from Kathe at Just Something I Made (one of my fave blogs) that they make a version that you can use with your ink jet printer.  Over the last couple of months she's posted two projects using printable Shrinky Dinks that I had to try.  One was a tiny version of sewing cards...

Another project (which also appeared in Country Living Magazine) used old postcards and stamps to make charms for a fun, vintage inspired necklace...

My daughter liked the puppy idea but wanted to find her own picture to use, and here is how her's came out:

I decided to try Kathe's Country Living project which she made using scanned versions of flea market ephemera (she's great about free downloads) and made these:

I think I need a different hole punch.  These came out okay but when I tried the string sewing cards the holes were out of control.  Darn!  That will require a trip to Michaels :-)  

To order your own Shrinky Dinks, click HERE.


  1. Oh my gosh! I used to love Shrinky Dinks, in fact when I was 12 my first boyfriend made me a pair of Shrinky Dink earrings. LOL. Thanks for bringing back that memory, and oh! Your thinks look great!

  2. Thanks so much for sharing my SD projects! And, for any size order through ShrinkyDinks.com, you can use the code JSIM4FREE to get a free gift as a JustSomethingIMade blog reader! Fun!


  3. I love that you and your daughter are doing these projects together. I'll have to check out the article in Country Home! I almost picked up a box of Shrinky Dinks the other day for one of my sons...it's been years since we made those!


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