So… I bought this can of plastic alphabet soup some months ago, confident I would get inspired to do something with them eventually. The letters themselves are meant for scrapbooking, but I had a bigger purpose in mind.
A year or so ago, I made a bowl from melted beads, inspired by instructions posted on Craftster. I have seen some others make bowls out of plastic dinos and army men. Natural progression would be melted letters and numbers, right? At least that’s how it worked in my mind.
Here’s what the letters looked like pre-melting:
I lined a glass bowl with foil, set the oven to 400 degrees, and arranged the plastic beauties inside the bowl. After the bowl was melted, I stuck it in the freezer to cool. About 10 minutes later, I pulled it out, peeled the foil off, and the bowl was finished.
Bowls are cool and all, but how can you show one off to your friends? Thus, the “melted art” pendant came into being. I had some letters left over from the bowl that I hadn’t used, so I lined a small bread pan with foil and set the letters flat so they would fuse together. I was pleased with the result.
I’m hoping to try and find more colors to make more necklaces with!
The necklace is available at my Etsy shop