DIY Christmas ornaments in FIMO leather-effect
Looking for timeless Christmas decorations? You can make beautiful decorations and ornaments from FIMO leather-effect. Shape your own Christmas decorations into real eye-catchers.
An article by Mone
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What you need
Hole punch, Needle and thread, Templates, Superglue
- 1 block ivory + 1/3 strip nut = light beige
- 1 block ivory + 1.5 strips nut = dark beige
Mix the FIMO leather-effect to the desired brown tones using the above-mentioned colours and quantities.
Use the acrylic roller to roll the material into a thin sheet. This also works very well with a clay machine. The thinner the sheet, the better.
Tip: The leather-effect is even more striking if you gently move the FIMO leather-effect sheet again with your hands after rolling it out and pull it slightly apart.
Now place the FIMO sheet on a baking tray lined with baking paper and harden it in the preheated oven for 30 minutes at 130 °C / 266° F top/ bottom heat.
While the FIMO is in the oven, print out the desired motif templates and cut out the shapes along the lines.
Then place the template on the cooled FIMO sheet and trace it with a Lumocolor non-permanent marker.
Now cut out the individual shapes with the scissors. You can easily remove marker paint residues with water or a baby wipe.
Cut out the ornamental motif four times. Cut into two of the elements half-way. Make sure to cut one from above and one from below so that they can be pushed into each other.
Fix the pushed-together elements with superglue. Then glue the half elements between the already glued elements.
Tip: Glue a string directly between the elements.
Now thread the needle. Then feed the needle through the individual holes to create a beautiful pattern. Tie the ends of the thread together.
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