Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Charms for a bracelet :-)

I decided to try making a charm bracelet.  These are for my  husbands two god daughters.  I used Shrink Film in bright colors.  I really wanted to use pinks, black and white or grey but those colors weren't included in my package of Shrink Film.  So, I went with citrus colors.  I really had fun making these!  I hope they like them!!

Colored Shrink Film

Robotz Cricut cart - initials @1 3/4"
Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cart - Image 9 @ 1 3/4" (starburst shape), Image 36 @ 1 3/4" (heart), Image9 @ 1 3/4" using the shift (starburst with the circle cut out of the middle- I even used the middle piece just for fun--small green piece)
Wedding/Marriage Cricut cart - cross @ 1 3/4"

For cutting this material with my Cricut I used settings:  Blade 6, Multi-Cut 2, Pressure 5, Speed 4.  Punch your hole before baking them.  I had my oven @300 degrees and they took about 6 min to shrink fully.  I used parchment  paper to line my cookie sheet and another piece to cover the shrink plastic piece.  As soon as I removed them from the oven I smoothed them out with the bottom of a drinking glass made of glass.  And I let the glass sit on it until it was cooled enough to touch...a few minutes. 

This was my first time using the Shrink Film.  You do need to work quickly to smooth them out once they come out of the oven.  I only did a few shapes at a time...

Thanks for stopping by today!  Happy Holidays!


  1. I love charm bracelets! These are cuuttee...stopping by from Carol Hartery's blog. Come by for some holiday cheer!

  2. Awesome project!!! I have never seen colored shrink film-- fantastic colors! They will love these bracelets!

    Merry Christmas!

  3. They are going to love them and I think they are suitable for all seasons too! Beautifully done and fun too!

  4. This Valentine Bingo card is perfect for so many people I can think of. I'm going to make these for a few of my Bingo lovers. Thank you. I love your ideas.