DIY: shrinkfoil

– Make sure your images are a lot bigger than you want your finished product to be since they shrink significantly.
– Holepunch with a 1/4” holepuncher BEFORE you shrink them. It’s so much more work to have to punch holes when your plastic is thick!
– Cut out your design, leaving the amount of border you want.
– Set them on a tray for convenience. An aluminum foil sheet works too, but I recommend cookie trays because they are easier and quicker to get out of the oven.
– Preset heat. Your shrink film package will tell you what temperature to set it at, but I find that it isn’t always accurate for me. I generally set temperature to 160 degrees (celcius).
– Put them in the oven. Remember to keep track of time! I leave them in for about a minute and a half.
– After time is up they should be super small! Magic!
– If your charms are not flat, put something heavy on it right out of the oven when they are still hot and malleable.
– If you’d like to, you can seal them now. In my last two batches, I used clear topcoat nail polish.

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