Homemade gifts are truly gifts from the heart. This particular craft project is both unique and romantic and will surely charm the receiver. In a matter of minutes, you can create romantic charm bracelets, earrings, picture frames, and more.
Charm bracelets in particular are becoming a rage again. Pair them with a favorite 80's toy and you've got yourself a truly unique and romantic gift.... Shrinky Dink Charm Bracelets.
In case you're not aware of what they are, shrinky dinks are a type of plastic paper that you can trace, rubber stamp, color, or print on. After designing, you put them in the oven for a couple of minutes and you end up with a shrunken version of your creation; the perfect size for a charm.
The most popular -- and in our opinion, the most romantic -- use for this retro toy is to pair it with modern technology and create shrinky dink charm bracelets. Every girl is a sucker for a bracelet, but even more so for one that is homemade with love and represents the two of you and your relationship
Simply print your favorite digital photos of the two of you onto shrinky dink plastic. Bake it and you end up with a custom made charm of the two of you. You could create several charms chronicling your time together. Or, you could create a bracelet with one unique charm of the two of you, then fill it with other created charms that have special meanings for you.
A great variation of this craft for men would be to create a key chain using the same techniques.