Do you remember making 'shrinky dinks' as a kid?
That's where you take a plastic snack wrapper, place it in the oven and it shrinks to little pieces.
I remember using a Twisties packet and adding it to my keyring (I thought I was one very cool kid!).
Here I've used the same concept but made them into cute little embellishments for a headband.
1. Cover an oven tray with foil and pre-heat your oven. I set mine medium as I wanted some control over how they shrunk plus I kept the door open . Empty all the contents from your snack packs and place on tray.
2. Use a baking tin to help keep them flat as they will curl. When they have shrunk to the size you want, dip them in cold water and this will hardened them instantly.
3. Find something round to fit the shrunk packet and use pinking shears to cut. A straight cut doesn't really work because they are 3 dimensional and they never look round.
4. These are more for embellishments that won't get a huge amount of wear and tear. I added a button and then stitched them to a fabric covered headband for my daughter. The stitching can tear the plastic so back it up with some glue.
Did you make 'Shrinky Dinks' as a kid?