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Stocking Stuffer Idea ~ Shrinky Dinks Deer Necklace

Stocking Stuffer Idea~Shrinky Dinks Necklace By NotSoIdleHands.com

I’m on the hunt for awesome stocking stuffers and small trinkets to give as gifts and hide in stocking for the people (and kiddos) on my supa long Christmas list. A few weeks ago we were playing with Shrinky Dinks in Activity Days (8-11 yr-old girls) and I wanted to do more….cuz let’s face it, this stuff is fun!

I found some festive large punches that I wanted to try out with this craft and they all turned out so cute! The snowflake gave me a little trouble punching out, but it might be because it was more intricate than the others….I just used some brute force to get it to cut all the way through (welcome to the gun show….oh yeah!)

You’ll need:

~White Shrinky Dinks…..also called Shrink Plastic. You can find it at Micheals, Joanns, or Hobby Lobby.

~Large shape punches….these are between 2.5-3 inches diameter. the snowflake is Martha Stewart and the others are EK Sucess

~Necklace chains and jump rings….you can get these at any craft store

Stocking Stuffer Idea~Shrinky Dinks Necklace By NotSoIdleHands.com

Stocking Stuffer Idea~Shrinky Dinks Necklace By NotSoIdleHands.com

I started out by cutting 3 x 3″ squares out of the Shrinky dinks and then punched out my shapes.

Stocking Stuffer Idea~Shrinky Dinks Necklace By NotSoIdleHands.com

These are the punches I used. I didn’t center them exactly….just a teeny bit more room at the top so I could punch the hole.

Stocking Stuffer Idea~Shrinky Dinks Necklace By NotSoIdleHands.com

The stocking is the only charm I punched a hole in. The deer and the snowflake weren’t big enough.

Stocking Stuffer Idea~Shrinky Dinks Necklace By NotSoIdleHands.com

Bake all the pieces according to directions. Hint: Use parchment paper to lay them on in the oven and they won’t stick at all.

How cutie patootie are they all shrunk down?

Stocking Stuffer Idea~Shrinky Dinks Necklace By NotSoIdleHands.com

Attach the jump rings to the pendants. I didn’t punch holes in 2 of the teeny shapes, since there wasn’t anyplace to do it. So I hooked one around the deer antlers and one on the arms of the snowflake. With the chain in there too, they won’t fall off.

Stocking Stuffer Idea~Shrinky Dinks Necklace By NotSoIdleHands.com

Put the pendant and the charm on the chain and you’re done!

Stocking Stuffer Idea~Shrinky Dinks Necklace By NotSoIdleHands.com

Turned out way cuter than I thought they would! I originally wanted to just do the pendant, but i’m so glad I added the charm too…..it’s so “charm”ing. Hee hee.

Stocking Stuffer Idea~Shrinky Dinks Necklace By NotSoIdleHands.com

I think I like the deer one the best, but the other two are a veeeeeery close second! Very cute for Christmas stockings!

What kinds of things are you sneaking in the stockings this year?

Have fun!

About Emily Mcdonald

Emily McDonald is the owner of Not So Idle Hands and lives in Colorado with her hot hubby and 3 cute daughters. When she's not battling ADHD, Fibro, or Migraines she loves to be downstairs playing with all her pretty crafty things making fun stuff. She also runs an awesome Etsy Shop by the same name where she gets to sell shiny supplies to make pretty stuff {check it out!}.

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