118: DDR Earrings
My good friend Jami has a birthday today, and Megan and I wanted to make her a gift.
Megan suggested something involving the iconic arrows from Dance Dance Revolution (One of Jami’s favorite games), but she wasn’t sure how to implement that idea. I decided that earrings were the way to go, and set out to make them.
On our shelf, we have a box of He-Man themed Shrinky Dinks we got at a thrift store somewhere. That seemed like a pretty good place to start.
If you wanted to do this yourself, it’s very important that you use He-Man Shrinky Dinks, and not just any kind you have on hand. Everyone has some Shrinky Dinks around their house, right?
I found some white space in the margins between He-Man and Skeletor and drew the arrows.
Once they were cut out, we baked them, and they shrank up quite nicely.
Before that arrow, we ran an oven test with Skeletor, but he didn’t make it. Oh well, he was evil anyway.
Here’s a side-by-side size comparison.
Then it’s just a matter of attaching the posts. I put them close to the middle so Jami could point the arrows in her favorite directions on her ears.
And you’re done.
Compliment with a nice jewelry box, and it looks like we spent actual money on this! But we didn’t.
🙂 Happy Birthday, Jami.
We also made a cake:
See you guys next week!