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Saturday, December 19, 2009

Homemade Christmas Gifts: Shrinky Dink Photo Ornaments


What could be more fun
and more personal
than Christmas Ornaments
with family photos?!

I was SO EXCITED
when I found ink jet printable
shrinky dink film
at our local craft store (Michaels).

I got to work making ornaments
for teachers, bus drivers,
grandmas, and myself!


The Mini-Saurus and her sassy self
in her red glitter shoes.
(made one for me
and one for grandma)

You have to read the directions
and adjust your printer
color settings
to dilute the color and crank up the contrast.

I trimmed my corners of my film
with my scrapbooking corner rounder punch.

I used a star shaped hole punch
for most of the ornaments.

After they baked in the oven,
I used gold craft wire,
needle nose wire pliers, and
assorted glass beads from my
collection to make the "hangers"


Teacher gift for Mini-Saurus'
preschool teacher
(photo of them on the first day of school)


The Frog Princess' Bus Driver.
(Bus Driver Gift)
remember the hand sanitizer
we made last year?


Another Teacher Gift
The Frog Princess and her teacher this year!

16 comments:

danita said...

oh i love it!

Its So Very Cheri said...

What a great idea. My kids love the personal ornaments and so do I. I was looking at some photos of my 2 bigger boys from several years ago and can't believe how big they have gotten.

I have had so many Google problems-and it isn't over-Google has no idea how to solve the problem.
Sorry I haven't been by much-I decided after weeks and weeks of non-stop Google issues, I am throwing my hands up and making much needed visits.
I hope you have a Very Merry Christmas and hope you can come by for a visit.
Cheri

Georgine said...

If you don't mind, which local craft store? Michael's by any chance? I saw the paper online, but I really llike the idea of just going to buy it. Thanks!

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Pink & Green Mama said...

Hey Georgine!

Yes, I get everything I use at Michaels or Walmart.
The shrinky dink film was at Michaels -- I am embarassed to admit I bought all three kinds! : )

Fondly,
pink and green mama
MaryLea

teachmama said...

NO way!! Love this idea and think I'll try this next year for sure! I especially love your 'cooler-than-cool art-teacher' touch with the beaded hangers.

Love them!

Lisa said...

I definitely have to try these! I love the idea of using photos! And with the beads they really are beautiful!
Happy Holidays

BranFlakes said...

They are so cute! GREAT idea!

Brown Sugar Babies said...

HOW WONDERFUL!!! I love your blog - you give great ideas.

Melissa said...

Love it!

Holly said...

Those are very pretty...what a great little gift! I have never heard of this ink jet Shrinky Dink paper...that is FANTASTIC.

Holly @ 504 Main

Hollie said...

Seriously LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea. Where in Michael's did you locate this nifty little printable shrinkable film? Because I have GOT to get me some of this. I just wonder if I can get some made before Christmas gets here. How long did they take?

Girl, drop me a line on my blog or on my email & give me details!
THANKS!!!
Hollie (aka: Groovewoman)

Bridgett said...

LOVE this idea!

Tas said...

They are adorable. I love anything that shrinks in my oven!

Cindy Roers said...

I just wanted to say "Thank You" for making my day. Your name "Pink and Green Mama" made me think of my Mama, whom I was really missing lately. Pink and green were her favorite colors. I felt like I got a hug from Heaven when I came across your site! :)

pink and green mama MaryLea said...

Hugs back to you Cindy!!! xoxo

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