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How-To Make a Skrinky Dink Beaded Bookmark

How-To Make a Skrinky Dink Beaded Bookmark

Use your business logo, photo, or any image and attach it to a useable and darling beaded bookmark!  These make inexpensive business "cards", promotional items, or bulk craft ideas.

You Will Need...

  • Shrinky Dink paper for your Printer {laser or bubblejet}
  • Waxed Linen (I got mine from Hobby Lobby. It comes rolled up.)
  • Crimp Beads
  • Beads
  • Charm (optional)
  • Needle nose pliers
Just a Tip!

Instructions

  • Step 1
    Step 1:

    Follow the instructions from the Shrinky Dink box to create your photo.  I used one of my Tip Junkie blog buttons instead of using a charm. 

    Tip: Using a very small hole punch, hole punch a hole in the spot you want to connect your waxed linen piece.

    Tip: Be sure to leave enough empty space around each charm otherwise they will stick together.

  • Step 2
    Step 2:

    Bake the shrinky dink images according to the package instructions.  You will know when they are done baking because they will lay flat.

    Tip:  Don't Forget to Hole Punch the hole for your waxed linen BEFORE you bake!!

    Tip:  When you take them out of the oven and some are not flat, use your baking mitt to push them down.  If you wait until they are cooled off, it will be too late.

     

  • Step 3
    Step 3:

    Lay out flat and then use a Krylon clear spray to spray each one so the ink wouldn’t smear. 

    Tip:  If you skip this step, the ink will easily rub off. {d'oh!}

  • Step 4
    Step 4:

    How to Bead the Shrinky Dink Bookmark:1.  Cut Waxed Linen around 14 1/2 inches long.2.  Thread on a crimp bead, then thread on the shrinky dink, loop the thread back into the crimp bead and use the pliers to clamp it down.  (This will secure the shrinky dink and all the other beads in place.)3.  Thread on your beads.4.  Use a crimp bead to secure your first set of beads.5.  Crimp another bead at least 11″ away from the first crimp bead.  (So the bookmark will fit in almost any size book.)6.  Thread on your second set of beads.7.  Secure by using the pliers to clamp down on a crimp bead at the end.  Cut off any extra waxed linen.

  • Step 5
    Step 5:

    Here's a close up of the finished Tip Junkie beaded bookmark.

    Tip:  It's so much easier when creating these in bulk to make a basic pattern for the beads so you're just creating it over and over again.

  • Step 6
    Step 6:

    There’s how they turned out. I love them!! This morning I’m putting them in a jewelry zippy with a label that says, “I hope you’ll ‘bookmark’ TipJunkie.com as one of your favorite blogs.” {giddy}

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