Step 4: Messages
Your message could reflect what you're tree charm is signifying (like Grad'98, or Here lies Fido, my best friend), it's up to you. A fun and easy way to make a message for your tree charm is to use shrinky-dinks, plastic covered with a message or image then shrunk with heat in the oven.
Shirnky-dinks use #6 recycled plastic containers. Write your message in indelible marker, then place in a 300° oven for under a minute. The plastic will curl and shrink, miniaturizing your message or picture.
To illustrate I made a few different types of messages:
- rectangular message placards
- robot-shaped massage - "I ♥ robots"
- Heart-shaped message (my initials and my significant other, BBQ)