Your friend shrink film is back again with these monstera leaf earrings. Create your own pair for a chic summer look. They also make great gifts for your friends. Craft along with our simple tutorial below to get a head start on summer.
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- Cutting Machine (recommended)
- Craft Knife (if cutting by hand)
- Small Hole Punch – 1/8″
- Jewelry Pliers
- Oven or Toaster Oven
- Parchment Paper/Vellum
- Baking Sheet
- Shrink Film – Grafix “Matte” and “Metallic Gold”
- 2 Gold Jump Rings – 3mm
- 2 Earring Posts
- Permanent Glue – E6000
- Gather the tools and materials.
- Cut the monstera leaves and circles out of shrink film using a cutting machine (recommended). We cut the shrink film using a pink fabric mat on the “Custom Material: Foil Acetate” setting in Design Space, with the pressure set to “More”, and cutting it twice. You can also try the “Gel Sheet” setting which cuts 4 times. If cutting by hand – print out paper template, cut out, trace onto shrink film and cut out with a craft knife. Punch a hole at the top of the leaves and edge of the circles. Keep in mind that everything will shrink to 20% of its original size – test out the hole size for the jump ring on a scrap piece first.
- Bake the cut out shrink film following the product instructions.
- Attach the jump rings to the leaves and circles using jewelry pliers.
- Apply a small amount of E6000 glue to the earring post. Allow the glue to get tacky for a couple of minutes before attaching post to the back of the earrings, centered near the top of the circle piece.
- Allow the glue to cure for 24hours before wearing.
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