Mason Jar Shrink Film Necklace

Hello SBLC friends! Amy here from Plucking Daisies to share a Shrink Plastic Mason Jar Necklace tutorial. Shrink Plastic isn’t just for kids anymore. You may feel like a kid again when working on Shrink Plastic projects (it is oh so fun) but the end results are all grown up! Grab your favorite stamps and pre-heat that toaster oven, we’re about to make some shrink plastic jewelry!

[pinit]How to make a mason jar shrink plastic necklace and 50+ Shrink film crafts @savedbyloves


There are many ways to use shrink plastic for jewelry making. You can make necklaces, earrings, charm bracelets and more! Believe it or not, aside from stamping there are a variety of ways to apply images and add color to shrink plastic creations. For more info and inspiration check out my latest Shrink Plastic Charm Tutorial.

Shrink Plastic Mason Jar Necklace Tutorial

I created this Mason Jar Necklace for Johnnie when we attended SNAP! together this past April. We all know that Johnnie is the Mason Jar Maven after all.

Inkadinkadoo Mason Jar Stamp

I found this Mason Jar Stamp from Inkadinkadoo (available at Michael’s) and thought it would be perfect for a shrink plastic necklace.

How to make a Shrink Plastic Necklace

You can create your necklace with any stamp your heart desires! Be sure to check the size of your image as it will shrink down to 1/3 of its original size. Not into necklaces? No problem! How about a pair of earrings, a pin, or charms for a bracelet? Be creative and have fun…it’s pretty hard not to when Shrink Plastic is involved ūüôā


  • Shrink Plastic
  • Copic Markers (or other)
  • Favorite Stamps
  • Archival Ink (Black)
  • Embossing Powder (optional)
  • Hole Punch

STEP 1: Start by stamping your images on Shrink Plastic in Archival ink. I used the Mason Jar Stamp (inkadinkadoo), Collections from the Journey Letters (7 Gypsies), and Fanciful Swirl Alphabet (Hero Arts)

*TIP* You can “Try on” different stamp combinations by stamping on a piece of cardstock and laying a sheet of shrink plastic over top to see how it looks.

Shrink Plastic Mason Jar Necklace Tutorial

STEP 2 (optional): Sprinkle embossing powder over stamped image. I like using Ranger Holographic embossing powder for a hint of sparkle and shine.

Shrink Plastic Mason Jar Necklace Tutorial

STEP 3: Color your image with Copic Markers. If you used embossing powder don’t worry if some of it rubs off during coloring. Just do your best to avoid it if you can.

Check out the link below for an awesome Mason Jar coloring tutorial by Sweet November Stamp designer Amy Young

STEP 4: Use a hole punch to punch a hole at the top of your image or wherever you want it to hang. Cut your image out leaving a wide band around the punched hole to prevent breakage when you add jump rings.

Shrink Plastic Mason Jar Necklace Tutorial

STEP 5: Bake according to package directions. One thing I learned by actually READING the directions for once was that you can press down on your shrink plastic piece while it cools (15 sec) with a piece of paper to get it really flat. *Beware if you used embossing powder you will need to press very gently on the raised portions so you don’t pull them up.

Shrink Plastic Mason Jar Necklace Tutorial

How cute is this? An itty bitty Mason Jar charm complete with a Twitter handle. Saved by Love Creations is where it’s @ in my humble opinion.

STEP 6: Just add Jump rings, chain, and some cute toggle clasps and your Shrink Plastic Mason Jar Necklace is ready to wear!

Shrink Plastic Mason Jar Necklace Tutorial

If you are planning on creating one of these fun shrink plastic necklaces for a gift why not up-cycle an old jewelry box and embellish it with a few pretty bits and bobs from your stash? Have some extra charms you don’t know what to do with? Add them to your necklace. There’s nothing wrong with throwing on a little “extra charm”.

Hope you all have fun creating shrink plastic jewelry for gifts or for yourselves! I wear my shrink plastic charms with pride…and I’m sure Johnnie does too. See you all next time!

Have a charming day!


Want more Shrink Film Crafts?  Check out our 50+ Shrink Film Projects Round-up:

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How to Make Shrink Film Earrings @savedbyloves


Mother’s Day is around the corner.¬† Are you ready? ¬† If you need a last minute, handmade gift, today’s post is for you.¬† I am sharing with you a quick, cheap and simple pair of shrink film heart earrings you can make that any woman on your list is sure to love.¬† With just a few supplies and 20 minutes or less, you are on your way to making her smile.

How to Make Shrink Film Earrings @savedbyloves


Matte Shrink Film

Heart Paper punch, template or die (I used Spellbinders Media Mixage Hearts One Рthe middle size die)

Ear Wires

Jewelry Pliers

Mod Podge Dimensional Magic

Alcohol inks and applicator

Distress Paints or other acrylics of your choice



Ink your felt applicator and pull stripes (left) or dab color splotches (right) onto rough side of shrink film.  Cover entire sheet or just what you will use.  I made a bunch of shapes, so I covered the entire sheet.


Die cut, paper punch or hand cut out your shapes.  You can see the inks I used and how the pieces look before baking.


I wasn’t quite thrilled with the coloring after the alcohol inks, so I added Distress paint (barn door).¬† Punch a hole in your pieces where you want the jump ring to be and bake per shrink film instructions.

How to Make Shrink Film Earrings

Let cool, apply a coat of Dimensional magic for a gloss look.  When that dries, you may have to reopen your hole with a needle tool or awl.  Insert your jump ring and ear wire.

Most people would never guess these were made from shrink film.  I get tons of compliments every time I wear them!

How to Make Shrink Film Earrings

I have a charm bracelet on the work table using the rest of the pieces from this shrink film afternoon.

In the meantime, check out our 50+ shrink film projects roundup:

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Shrink plastic, shrinky dinks, shrink film… whatever you call it, it is a fun and versatile medium used to create all kinds of jewelry and art. ¬†I hope you find this week’s 50+ shrink plastic crafts as inspiring as I do. ¬†It amazes me the jewelry that you can make with this stuff. ¬†Sky is the limit. ¬†Grab your stamps, colored pencils and markers and lets go!

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