This Shrinking Plant Pendant Is Pure Magic!

Diply 21 Aug 2018

If you've never experienced the wonder that is shrink film, then this necklace is for you.

Not only do you get to watch a process that appears to be pure magic, but in the end, you'll wind up with a super cute pendant that you made yourself and will have everyone asking where you got it.

You should be able to find shrink film at any craft store or online. And as magical as it is, you'll also be wowed by how affordable it is, too.

Pick up these materials at your favorite craft store, and let's make some jewelry!

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Draw the plants of your choice on the white shrink film. 

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Make sure your design is about twice as big as you'd like the finished product to be because, just like the name says, it's gonna shrink in the oven.

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Once you've finished your drawing, punch two holes in the pendant that are level with each other.

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These holes are how you'll attach your pendant to your jewelry chain. Once you've finished that step, cut out your design with scissors.

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Preheat oven to 325°F. 

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While your oven heats up, place the pendant on the parchment paper on a baking sheet. This will keep your pendant from sticking to your baking sheet.

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Once your oven reaches 325°F, place the sheet in the oven.

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And watch your pendant shrink before your very eyes! The video at the top of the article has been sped up 10 times, but still, the transformation happens very quickly!

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When your pendant stops shrinking, take it out of the oven and let it cool.

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When it's cool to the touch and completely solid, apply a clear coat spray (not pictured in video) to keep the ink of your design from smudging.

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Place a jump ring in one hole, and then, attach it to one end of a jewelry chain.

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Once you've finished that step, repeat this with another jump ring on the other hole.

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Now you have a great necklace, and you made the whole thing yourself!

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Plus, you got to witness the magic of shrink film!

Don't forget to check out the video at the beginning of the article to watch the whole process unfold.

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