Tuesday, December 27, 2011


Photo from Wee Wonderfuls post, "shrinky dink pins"

Have you seen these handmade pinheads from shrink plastic like these DIY Designer Pin Heads and these shrinky dink pins from Wee Wonderfuls? Yeah, totally awesome! I got a package of shrink plastic in my Christmas stocking this year and spent all afternoon Christmas day experimenting with making some of my own.

Handmade Pinheads

I tried a bunch of different designs and shapes, and discovered it was really hard to cut out such teeny shapes from brittle shrink plastic. My hands were hurting! It would have helped to have one of those neat shape punches for scrap booking to use. I also discovered that about 1/2" to 3/4" designs make the best pinheads - anything bigger makes a pinhead that is too large.

Handmade Pinheads

My favorites are the teeny scissors and hearts. I also got a craft store gift certificate in my stocking, and may just look around to see what kinds of shape punches are available, because these are just too cute AND kind of addicting!


Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

How adorable!

sparklesax said...

Erika! These are awesome.
(Also: my "word verification" to post this comment is "flair", which wonderfully describes what you've created: quilt flair!)

Marlis said...

Erika.. when are you packaging these? these are adorable..

Crafty Cousins said...

I love them! How fun.

Miss Sews-it-all said...

Thanks Ann Marie!
Sparklesax, you crack me up - flair! How many pieces of flair is YOUR quilt wearing?
Marlis - thanks, and I'll get packaging these in all my "spare" time! ;-P
Natalie - they are so fun, thanks!

emedoodle said...

Amazing! Again, I've pinned it (on pinterest). Now how to get my elves to leave such wonderful things as shrinky dinks in my stocking next year? They need some tips. Next year I'm making a list. shrinky-dinks and Thangles.

Caroline said...

Love these! I just pinned something on pinterest that used this shrinky dink plastic for buttons! I love the idea of buttons! Yum!