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Oktoberfest broach made from FIMO leather-effect

Oktoberfest broach made from FIMO leather-effect
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This Oktoberfest broach made from FIMO leather‑effect will complete your outfit.
Is your dirndl missing that certain something? This FIMO leather‑effect Oktoberfest broach will set the hearts of all fans of traditional costume racing. The combination of a chocolate brown heart and delicate beads will add the perfect finishing touch to your Oktoberfest outfit.

Step-by-step tutorial

Roll out a block of FIMO leather‑effect nut into a sheet about 2-3 mm thick using the acrylic roller. Straighten and trim the edges a little.

Tip: The leather effect stands out even better if you move the FIMO sheet gently by hand after rolling it out, pulling it apart a bit.

Now place the FIMO sheet on the baking paper and stamp your name in it using the letter stamps. To do this, simply place the letters back to front in the holder and press them gently and evenly into the FIMO leather‑effect sheet.

Then harden the FIMO leather‑effect sheet on the baking paper in a preheated oven for 30 minutes at 130 °C / 266° F on upper and lower heat. Leave to cool.

Tip: Dust the letter stamps with a little baby powder to ensure they can be removed more easily from the FIMO leather‑effect sheet.

 

Once the sheet has cooled completely, cut out the heart template. Place it on the FIMO leather‑effect sheet and transfer the shape using a Lumocolor non-permanent.

Download template

Now cut the heart out of the FIMO leather‑effect sheet using the scissors.

Tip: Work in progress and left-over material should be protected against sun and heat and can be stored in a screw-top jar or in cling film to protect it from dust and dirt.

If you can still see any pen marks, simply remove them with a baby wipe.

Decorate the second heart with acrylic wax beads in colours of your choice, sticking them with superglue.

Finally, stick a broach pin on the back with superglue – and your Oktoberfest broach is done.

Material overview

What you need

ProductArticle no.Quantity
FIMO® leather-effect 8010 Oven-hardening modelling clay - single product nut 8010-779 1
FIMO® 8700 05 Acrylic roller - Blistercard Acrylic roller for an even rolling out of FIMO, for a particularly smooth surface, Ø 25 mm, length 20 cm 8700 05 1
FIMO® 8700 14 Blades - Blistercard with blade set, 3 pieces (3 rigid blades), 2 rubber grips 8700 14 1
FIMO® 8700 22 Oven thermometer - Blistercard containing 1 Oven thermometer 8700 22 1
Noris® 965 Hobby scissors - Blistercard containing scissors with 17 cm blade 965 17 NBK 1
Lumocolor® non-permanent pen 311 Non-permanent universal pen S - Single product blue, line width S, approx. 0.4 mm 311-3 1

Additionally required:

Letter stamps, Acrylic wax beads, Broach pin, Superglue, Baking paper, Baby wipes

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