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10.18.2010

Fall Wine Glass Charms: FCCB Challenge #32 Leaf Theme

This week's challenge at Fantabulous Cricut is to create a project using a leaf for Fall!
I haven't made wine glass charms in a while, and thought this was the perfect opportunity to make some new ones to celebrate this gorgeous season!  They're soooooo easy and really turned out pretty cute!  To make the leaves, I used the Storybook cartridge and cut the leaf (shift "B") out of clear shrink plastic at 2 1/2" three times.  I inked each leaf using a different color of Adirondack (Tim Holtz) alcohol ink with a sponge dauber.  Then I punched a hole at the top of each with a standard size hole punch.

To shrink the plastic, I used my heat gun.  The two sides of the leaves wanted to overlap a little while shrinking and not lay completely flat, which actually made them look a little more "realistic" and less one-dimensional.  One shrunk, I added them to a silver ring and added some coordinating glass beads and the ring of leaves to a metal charm loop.

That's it!  Hope you check out Fantabulous Cricut's FANTABULOUS prize for this week and enter your own Fall leaf project for your chance to win!

Have a creative day!  :)

7 comments:

Charms said...

Hey, I just hopped over to your site via Stumbleupon. Not somthing I would normally read, but I liked your thoughts none the less. Thanks for making something worth reading.

meredith said...

wow, what a great idea. now I just have to find me some shrink plastic !

Michelle said...

very pretty Lori, I have bought the shrinky dink but havent used it yet. Yours turned out beautiful!

PenLight said...

I loved this as soon as I saw it on photobucket! It's simply beautiful and looks more like glass than shrink plastic. Gorgeous work, friend!

Sherri said...

What a great project...and it could be adapted to any holiday...or celebration!! Wow, ideas running through my head

BrendaB said...

Such a cool project! Love the rich colors from the alcohol inks!

Jennifer aka Scrappin' Aggie said...

now that is a fantabulously creative idea! i never thought to do something like that!! thanks for sharing