Fun With Shrinky Dinks: Blog Ring

I’ve got a new post running over at SC Johnson’s Family Economics full of Shrinky Dinks project inspiration. Today I shrunk my blog header into a thumb ring!I won’t even attempt to top this excellent shrink plastic ring tutorial on PlanetJune. For my ring, I just changed it up a bit by printing my blog banner to Shrinky Dinks® Ink-Jet Shrinkable Plastic. I could play with this stuff all day. And I just might.

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27 Responses to Fun With Shrinky Dinks: Blog Ring

  1. #1 - Jen@Notes From the Heartland says:

    Oh my goodness Kathe….your ideas make me swoon. This is wonderful.

  2. #2 - sassypackrat says:

    I have to try this!

  3. #3 - PussDaddy says:

    That is so neat!


  4. #4 - Moonshadow says:

    Wow! We played with shrinky-dink when I was a kid. With bigger strips you could make your own personalized napkin rings. Check this link about antique napkin rings, I never thought about the reason for using them….

  5. #5 - CitricSugar says:


    I am fascinated by your brain…

  6. #6 - . says:

    That is way too cool, but how did you make your ring white? I just have to try this out. oh and your logo ring looks fantastic

  7. #7 - Claire says:

    I love Shrinky Dinks!

  8. #8 - kristianne25 says:

    I love shrinky-dinks.. I have made all kinds of things using shrinky-dinks injet paper:) The inkjet kind is white..

  9. #9 - WW says:

    Oh my….I just adore shrink plastic…and this project totally rocks!! Thanks

  10. #10 - Gallery32 says:

    Oh what a great project! I have a whole package of this stuff that a friend gave me for Xmas. Now I know what I can do with it! Thanks for posting 🙂

  11. #11 - marysworkshop says:

    What an awesome ring! That is a really neat idea, Cathe.

  12. #12 - Kathy says:

    Seriously Cathe…
    How absolutly cool is this!
    Love that ring…Gotta have it!
    xoxo~Kathy @
    Sweet Up-North Mornings…

  13. #13 - CraftCrave says:

    Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [11 May 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  14. #14 - CraftCrave says:

    Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [11 May 10:02pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  15. #15 - Dianna says:

    This one tips the clever meter my dear!
    LOVE IT*!*

  16. #16 - redchuckstress says:

    Nice ring. I really love shrinky dinks. My favorite part is watching them shrink.

  17. #17 - Danielle Barlow says:

    Oh my! That is just the coolest idea! I spent my childhood shrinking crisp packets and making brooches – this is so much better 🙂

  18. #18 - OnJewels says:

    Your ring looks great! Thanks for the tutorial, I will link to it over on CraftGossip!

  19. #19 - Lynn says:

    Hm? Another new idea I can check on trying! thanks so much for sharing your great ring with us! It is SO great! I love it!

  20. #20 - planetjune says:

    Thanks for linking to my tutorial, Cathe! I haven't tried making a ring with the inkjet shrinkydinks – every time I've tried using the printable kind it skews when it shrinks. I see you've had more luck with it though – your ring looks gorgeous!

  21. #21 - The Beading Gem says:

    I love shrinky dink plastic – especially the ink jet type. Great ring!

  22. #22 - dbeger says:

    How do you know how much the plastic will shrink up? I have some but it doesn't really tell me the shrink rate. Thanks. Dolores

  23. #23 - Cathe Holden says:

    Hi Dolores, The rule of thumb is to make your image 3X the size of the final piece. However, that's not always perfect so it's a bit of trial and error.

  24. #24 - Holly says:

    Hmmm… very cool. My hub lost his wedding ring while we were camping and this could be a really cool replacement until we can afford a new one!

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  26. #25 - Michelle says:

    I just started getting into shrinky dinks. I have talked to a lot of people and they all “did them as a kid”. I never did them. don’t get me wrong I had great parents I guess they never got around to introducing me to them. haha. I fell in love with them. I have so much to learn and there seems to be so many ways you can do stuff with them. I had no idea you could make a hard curved bracelet like that out of shrinky dinks. Great Blog thank you.

  27. I love this! Would be a perfect way to make napkin rings for a wedding with a design that matched your invites w/yr monogram on it! Love it!