Today’s shrink plastic nativity DIY ornament project is going to be my neighbor gift this year. It was simple, inexpensive, and will be easy to mass produce.
- Clear Fillable Christmas Ornaments
- Fake Snow
- 5/8 inch Red & White Chevron Ribbon
- Red & White Baker’s Twine
- Manger Craft Die
- White Plastic Shrink Film
- Die Cutting Machine
Be warned, shrink plastic tends to curl up when it melts but don’t panic, the plastic will level out when it is completely shrunk. If it starts to curl into itself too much, you can use a utensil to pull it straight. Let the shapes cool, then remove from the cookie sheet.
Add the other half of the ornament, and snap it shut. You could add a small amount of adhesive to the rims of the ornament to prevent it from popping open. Tie the baker’s twine to the ornament loop, and tie the loop with some ribbon.
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Shaunte is a 30-something, chocolate-loving, SAHM from Utah. She has been scrapbooking since 1997, the dreaded era of photos cropped with deco scissors. Since then, her work has evolved into a clean, linear, photo-focused style. Her favorite subjects to scrap are her husband and five kids (never a lack for subject material there).