A “2nd Helping” – A Follow-up on Episode 2

March 25th, 2010

Hi all!
Welcome back to the blog — and to our “2nd helping” following episode 2! We’ve loved reading your blog comments telling us your ideas for making these pins with Shrinky Dinks! Many mentioned using them for push pins, magnets, and key rings! I also loved Cynthia’s idea for creating map pins for her husband — mapping out where his fishing trips have been. Clever!

Don’t forget that if you order through the Shrinky Dinks website, you can put in this code:  DIY4FREE and you’re going to receive a bonus gift with any order! Very cool.  Visit them at www.ShrinkyDinks.com.

To answer some questions —
-Videos are archived so if you miss an episode, you can still find them here on our blog, or scroll to the bottom of the home page and you’ll find the links there, as well.

-If you’re having problems with the audio and video matching up, it may be your internet connection. I have also passed this along to our tech guys and hopefully they can be of further help. We definitely want it to work for you. :)

-As far as how big it needs to be before “shrinking” in the oven, it depends. On the ones we tried, it shrinks down about 40% of its size so you’ll want to play with it a bit. Also, the ink jet sheets cannot be used on a laser printer – only inkjet printers.

Now, for how we made those candy ones you saw in the picture! That’s part of our “2nd helping” – yea! Here’s a quick tutorial! (And as we like to say…it’s easy-peasy! We did it just like the original double-layer cake – just smaller.) :)

Have fun! Don’t forget — we’d love to see the cake pin cushions and pinheads you’ve been making!
Join our Flickr group and add your photos — or leave a comment to let us know where we can find you! We’ll come and visit your blog! :)



  • Connie T
    March 25, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    Wow that is totally “EASY PEASY”…..love it!! Thanks for our Second Helping!!

  • Elaine Allen
    March 25, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    Kim & Kris –

    Love those pinwheel roll pins! They are just so cute!

    Elaine Allen

  • Lori W
    March 25, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    Too cute! Thank you!

  • Elizabeth G.
    March 26, 2010 at 1:25 am

    Thank you for the cute ideas!

  • brenda carson
    March 26, 2010 at 8:15 am

    thank you for showing a few things about the sewing machine i”m on the look out for one. I”ve only had one sewing machine ever There”s so many, which one to choose? oh and I love your show. great ideals thanks

  • March 26, 2010 at 9:04 am

    great little lollipop heads!

    hey my blog is http://artycrafty.wordpress.com

    I have heaps of tutorials on it using paper/sewing etc and my cooking journey through a cook book.
    I’m addicted to crafting so I have everything from quilting to x-stitch, cardmaking to scrapbooking on there. Little bit for everyone.

    loving your videos and your second helpings. Fab work ladies!

  • Kim Bradford
    March 26, 2010 at 10:48 am

    Some great ideas! Thanks for the new crafts site. Love it!

  • Rocci
    March 26, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    Fantastic Idea. I teach children how to sew and I have a once a month CLUBHOUSE session that the cake will be a great thing for the kids to make. Thank you so much for your show! I LOVE IT!

  • Kelley
    March 26, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    Super ideas ladies!! Loving the show so far!

  • Sylvia
    March 27, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    Thanks for much for sharing these wonderful ideas. You are so talented! Love your show!!!!

  • Lorraine
    March 27, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    I just watched both episodes. The pincushions are so cute and so simple. I have never heard of Shrinkydinks before they look like fun. Thank you, you two are so creative. I am hooked.

  • Robin
    March 27, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    The pincushions and pins are super-adorable – as are your videos! Great job!

  • nellie diaz
    March 28, 2010 at 10:10 am

    what great idea ,those pins so cute thanks girl,s

  • Dee
    March 28, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    I ‘ve been trying for over a week to be able to get that portion of your web site that allows us to sign up for the Janome embroidery machine give away without success. Are you having a problem with that area? I would appreciate any advice that you can offer on how I can sign up because I’d LOVE to win an embroidery machine!!!


    Dee in FL

  • Tanya Watson
    March 28, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    Love the great ideas and ease of doing them. Can see lots of possibilites and lot of great gifts. I have the newsletter and Facebook

  • admin
    March 29, 2010 at 1:14 am

    Hi Dee!
    Here is the blog post where you can enter to win one of those machines:

    Kim :)

  • March 29, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    I love these! I also made some pins using Fimo. If you check out my blog, you can see them on the purple cake pin cushion I made.

  • Hilda
    March 30, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    Thanks for the follow-up. I’m on my way now to my sewing room. You two have inspired me!!!!

  • Lisa B.
    March 30, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    Loved the show! You two are amazing! Thanks for the cute ideas, I think even I could even do them.

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    bathroom towels should be maintained with a good fabric conditioner so that they will last longer .;;

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    Very interesting subject, thanks for putting up.

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