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Feb 5, 2008

Kitchen Sink Project Part 2

Hello again, although a bit later than I expected. Here is another project I came up with using the PolyShrink and the new Kitchen Sink Stamp set Love & Luck. I found these French Barrette Hair Clips on and thought they would be quick and easy. I have 2 girls so we are always searching for cute hair accessories! I should have read the product dimensions better - these hair clips are quite big, too big really for my girls (who are 4 & 5). The clips are almost 4 inches long so the finished size of the them ended up being 4 3/8" long. I'm sure there are tons of places to get smaller clips though and I plan on looking for them soon.

But they did come out cute! The package of PolyShrink says that it shrinks to 45% of size so it took me a couple of tries to get the correct size to cover the clip. I ended up using a 2.5" wide by 10.5" strip. I slightly rounded the ends by using my CM cutting system with a large oval, I just centered it over the end. After sanding the PolyShrink I stamped them using the VersaCraft ink. Since these were so large I used my toaster oven (set at 350) to shrink them rather than a heat tool. It was a lot of fun to watch them shrink up - the girls loved it! :)
The red one and the green one were both done with translucent PolyShrink. The pink & purple one was done with white. Once the were shrunk I used my E6000 glue to attach it to the barrette. Then I need to add a bit of bling, of course!! Some strategically placed Swarovskis and they were done!

I've had lots of neat suggestions for other projects with PolyShrink! Keep them coming . . be sure to enter for some Jules Jewels by commenting on yesterday's post! Have a great night everyone . . 3 more sleeps until I'm off to CHA!! :)


  1. What a fantastic idea--I love them! They'd work in my hair, by the way . . .LOL!

  2. adorable....great job on them.
    Have a blast at CHA!

  3. What a sweet idea. I'm so jealous you're going to CHA!! I can't wait to hear all about it!

  4. What a wonderful idea. I love them. I think you can buy just the barrette clip part at Sally beauty or something like that. Or buy some inexpensive clips and take off the ugly ornament and add your fun, creative one!

  5. What a great project...they look great!

  6. Im GREEN you get to go to CHA! I couldn't go :C LOVE the clips you made. Great idea.

  7. Oh these are soooo cool Julie!!! I wish my girl were younger and would wear cute stuff like this again.

  8. These are I know what you mean about hair clips, my girls are always misplacing them.

  9. What a cute idea!! Never thought to make actual barrettes! Very clever!

  10. These are gorgeous! What a terrific idea!

    Hope you have a fabulous time @CHA!

    (Crafty Math Chick @SCS)


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