Down time from the day is a MUST and there’s no better excuse to take a little time out when it’s National Craft Month. We decided to make some fun accessories and with a little inspiration from our Spring print Food Talk, it’s going to be quite delicious. Follow along below for directions as well as a link to print out your own Food Talk design.
Shrinky Dinks Frosted Ruff n’ Ready 8”x10” Sheets (available here)
Black Sharpie Marker
Colored Pencils (we recommend Berol Prismacolor)
Brown Grocery Bag or Parchment Paper
Glue (we recommend E-6000)
Jewelry Pin Backs (similar available here)
STEP 1 – Open our Food Talk icon template here, right click and save image to your computer, then print it out. Place a sheet of the shrink plastic over your print out, rough side up, and trace the designs with a sharpie onto the plastic sheet (you can use a pencil first if you’re a bit nervous).
STEP 2 – Color in your designs on the rough side of the plastic sheet with colored pencils. You don’t have to get super heavy coverage, the areas will fill in when the plastic shrinks.
STEP 3 – Carefully cut out you designs with scissors, leaving a small border.
STEP 4 – Now you’re ready to get your shrink on!
•Pre-heat your oven to 300F (a toaster oven will work too)
•Cut a piece a piece of brown grocery bag (or parchment paper) to fit your baking sheet
•Place your cutout designs a few at a time on the brown paper lined cookie sheet, rough side up (the side you colored on)
•Bake for 2 to 3 minutes, watching carefully as the items start to shrink. Don’t worry if they curl up, that’s just part of the process! They will lay flat once fully shrunk, then allow an additional 30 seconds more baking. Remove cookie sheet from oven and let your deigns cool completely.
STEP 5 – Glue the jewelry pin backs to the rough side of your little shrunken masterpieces, the shiny side is the side you want to show-off! Allow glue to dry according to package directions.
STEP 6 – Flair, flair, everywhere! Decorate your jacket, shirt, bags, wherever you want! :)
Need more inspiration? Don’t forget to check out the Food Talk Collection