Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Mother's Day Bracelet {for Grandma}

I've given corsages to my Mother and Mother-in-Law to wear on Mother's Day in the past. This year I wanted to do something a little different.

I hope you aren't sick of my Shrinky Dink obsession, because I used them again to make this fun bracelet for my Mother-in-Law. {She doesn't even know I have a blog so I don't have to worry about ruining the surprise.}
I did the names and my kids did the artwork.
The process is pretty similar to the custom straight pins. First I drew an image.
After coloring it and cutting it out, I punched a nail through the top.
Then I Baked it, following the directions on the package. Immediately after baking I removed the nail.
Once it cooled I added a jump ring to the hole and attached it to my bracelet.
I doubt my Mother-in-law will wear this after Mother's Day, but I think it could be a fun tradition to add new charms each year. I think the fuller it gets the better it will look.

46 comments:

Jenn said...

this is so adorable. What a custome way to make a chamr braclet!

Yellow House Knits said...

Such a clever idea! I didn't even know you could still get Shrinky Dinks. (I LOVED my Smurf Shrinky Dinks when I was a kid!) I'll have to keep this in mind for some future project. Thanks!

the thrifty ba said...

that is such a great idea! and if she only wears it mothers day-that is all that matters! (i have worlds best mom pins that i wear to church mothers day.. every year.)

Julie Bagamary said...

What a great idea!

Sarah - Roots and Wings said...

What a great idea! I love it!!

I just wanted to give you a heads up about a great shrinky dink tool. I used to sell Stampin' Up! products, and we used a heat gun to make them after they were stamped. You can buy them at any craft store for about $15 and it takes literally SECONDS for them to shrink! It is soooo much fun watching them shrink before your eyes! (I used an empty shoe box to keep it from blowing all over the place. And it does take a few times to get the hang of it - you have to keep flipping it over for it to shrink evenly. But it's soo worth it!)

Keep the great ideas coming!! This would be a fun teacher gift too!

Lee said...

I love this idea. Going to hit the craft store this weekend.

Maggie said...

I want one REALLY BAD! Do you really think I could make it? You always say things are super easy.....but I'm skeptical! I LOVE THIS!

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

I would love this if my kids made it for me!!! I'M imagining pictures they would draw right now!!!

Julie said...

This is awesome! I love shrinky dinks and yours turned out great. I've done projects with kids with shrinky dinks but have seen some wonderful stuff made that I would love to wear! This is one! Fabulous!

Fawnda said...

That is such a CUTE idea! I love it! It is such a fun thing to add to each year! and how fun that your kids can add thier art work to it too! FABULOUS!! : )

Stacie said...

I LoVe shrinky dinks and this is AWESOME!! Thanks for sharing and linking up!! :)

Andrea @ TheTrainToCrazy.com said...

Great idea! I've been seeing so many cute shrinky dink jewelry ideas lately.

Brianna! said...

ahh I just adore this
tooo tOOOO
cute
my grandmother would LOVE this!

xoxo
bB

Heather said...

I love this! I am making custom coffee mugs for the moms and grandmothers this year but this would be a cute little addition! Can you tell me what kind of markers you use on the shrinky dinks?

Kami @ Sweet Charli... said...

That is the sweetest little gift for Mother's day! So thoughtful & meaningful! Thanks so much for linking up at Sweet Charli, I always love your ideas!

Delia said...

I just linked to three of your projects on my blog. Thanks for being an awesome blogger.

Delia
delicreates.blogspot.com

mommieguide said...

That is such a cute idea, I might have to copy it!

Kelli @ RTSM said...

This is SUPER cute! I loved these when I was little! Where do you get yours?!? I found some Valentine ones on clearance at Target a while back but I think they are all heart shaped.

jenjen said...

Kalleen -- That is sooo cute!

Stephanie --

I am so sorry - I am having technical difficulties with this new linky. I got the sizes figured out, but since you linked up at the smaller size your picture is not showing up clearly, can you reenter your link again. I am SO sorry!

XOXO
Jen

AUDRA said...

AWESOME!! I'm going to do this for sure! LOVE it!! Thanks for the idea.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

This is such a cute idea!!! :) I've never used Shrinky Dinks before, but now I want to try. :)

staci @ lizard n ladybug said...

what a great idea!!!

Bec said...

How cute! Such a neat idea ;) I could see doing this for key chains to give as gifts.

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

I used to love shrinky dinks when I was a kid! Very cute idea!

Thanks for sharing at My Backyard Eden!

Amanda said...

How totally fun is that!?! She is going to LOVE it!!

Red Head said...

I can't wait to see more shrinky dink ideas from you, LOVE IT! I'm going to buy some as soon as Hobby Lobby opens on Monday!

MORE SHRINKY DINK CRAFTS please!

You rock!

www.thatredheadedstepchild.com

Stephanie Lynn said...

This is such a fabulous idea! So creative and clever! My mom would love these! Would love to have you stop by the Sunday Showcase Party if you get a chance! I just love this idea!

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Liz said...

What a great idea! Great teacher's gifts too! Thanks for the inspiration!

Brooke said...

This is a wonderful idea! Just found your wonderful blog. Thanks for sharing.

Cheryl said...

So cute and clever. I wish my writing looked as nice as yours on my projects (sigh). Thanks for linking up to Craftastic Monday!

Kaysi said...

Those are awesome!!

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Aww, I love this idea! The artwork is SO cute! Thanks so much for the great idea, I'll be linking.

Gay Vaughan said...

I featured this on my party wrap-up! Thanks for linking up.
~Gay~
itsahodgepodgelife.blogspot.com

Ashlee said...

what a great gift! I love this idea. I'm doing a silhouette charm bracelet for my mom with all her grandkids on it! But I'm worried about the weight of the glass tile. Maybe these would be better!

bcrandall said...

So cute, I remember doing this when I was younger. I gave you an award.

Brooke

http://makinitdomestic.blogspot.com

Stacey @ Fun to Craft said...

Those are so cute! I love what a fun idea that is for a bracelet. Thanks for sharing at 'Look at me, I'm SO Crafty!' at Fun to Craft.

angee said...

I LOVE shrinky dinks. This is adorable! I will be linking tomorrow! Thanx for the fun idea!

wendy said...

Veddy, veddy cute. I'll share this with my teen art classes...

Buckeroomama said...

What a fantastic idea!

I just stumbled up your blog and LOVE it! You have such great tutorials here... I'm now a follower; grabbed your button, too :)

remees said...

Could you kindly give rough estimates on length and width of your original size before shrinking? THANKS!

Jane said...

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Jane
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Lindsay said...

We are working on a similar idea for mother's day this year! We stamped my 9 month old's teeny foot prints on the shrinky dinks and after baking covered them with clear nail polish to keep the paint from coming off. Before baking I used a hole punch for the hole and it worked great!

Marianne said...

I made a bracelet from shrinky dinks, just round circles. It was great and makes nice noise. lol But,
I never did get the size I wanted from the circles. How do you know big to make the oval or circle to get a nice size charm?
Thank you

Danielle said...

I love this idea!! I wanted to let you know that I featured this on my "What I Bookmarked This Week" post - please stop by and check it out.

Thank you so much for the inspiration!
danielle

Katie Bennett-Davies said...

I absolutely adore this! Such a great idea. I don't know much about making jewellery though. What equipment/findings would I need to make this? And, what pens did you use to write/draw?

Love Katie x
www.chronickatie.com

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