Each Tuesday and Thursday throughout November and December, I’ve invited some of my favorite friends over to share some of their best holiday-inspired ideas in the 2013 Swell Noël series. For a complete guide of all of the projects shared throughout the series, be sure to follow the Swell Noël 2013 Pinterest board, and check out the hashtag #swellnoel on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Instagram. Angie from The Country Chic Cottage is here today with a truly darling idea to make sparkly Christmas ornaments to adorn your tree!
Trace your shapes onto the shrink plastic using a pencil. I actually used a gold sharpie so y’all could see this better but that is not needed. My two deer took up almost an entire sheet of shrink plastic.
Use just regular old scissors to trim your shrink plastic around your lines. It is really as easy as cutting paper. The kids will love helping you make these shrink plastic ornaments.
Be sure to punch a hole with a standard size paper hole punch BEFORE baking your shrink plastic. You won’t be able to add the hole afterwards.
Bake your shrink plastic according to the package directions (3 – 5 minutes usually). The plastic will shrink up and thicken. It is really AMAZING! You can see in the photo below just how much it shrinks. Your kids will love this part.
Allow your shapes to cool completely then give them a quick coat of paint on the areas you are going to apply glitter.
Allow your paint to dry then add decoupage medium and glitter. Allow that to dry and add on another layer of decoupage to make sure your glitter stays put.
Once your ornaments are dry completely, add a string to hang on the tree.
Your DIY glitter deer shrink plastic ornaments are ready for your tree. Enjoy making these with your kids this holiday season.
Angie is honestly one of the most genuinely nice, incredibly creative people I’ve had the privilege to meet through blogging! She always has the best ideas!