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Fairy lights out of FIMO

Fairy lights out of FIMO
50 min Easy

Beautiful shine in a subtle design
They give off a heavenly shine, create a wonderful atmosphere and are quick to make. Fairy lights have long since ceased to be limited to Christmas tree use alone and nowadays are used all year round for creating an appealing atmosphere in homes. Decorative lights look even more original when hand-crafted out of FIMO in colours to match your home. Gentle white and stronger anthracite shades are all the rage right now and guaranteed to leave you with a unique and modern look. Whether pretty string lights in white or contrasting dark balls in old silvercoloured bowls – both versions make attractive eye-catchers.

Step-by-step tutorial

Tear several 5 cm wide strips off a roll of aluminium foil. Shape LOOSE balls out of these strips.

The aluminium ball for one small FIMO ball is made up of 2 loosely rolled-up strips of aluminium; the aluminium ball for one large FIMO ball comprises approx. 7–8 of them.

To make white lights, use the kitchen knife to cut off 3 strips of white FIMO soft and knead well.

The easiest way to make equally thick strings of FIMO is to use the FIMO clay extruder. Unscrew the clay extruder and insert the motif disc with 7 holes.

Tip: Unfinished items and left-over bits of material can be stored in a screw-top jar or kept airtight, e. g. wrapped up tightly in clingfilm.

After kneading, roll the FIMO soft to a sausage and use this to fill the clay extruder. Only fill the clay extruder to ⅔ of its capacity.

Then extrude strings of FIMO and cut the ends off neatly.

Wrap strings of FIMO around the aluminium balls and harden in the oven for 30 minutes at 110 °C.

Leave the balls to cool and then carefully pull the strips of aluminium out using either a pair of tweezers or your fingers.

Finally, attach the string lights to the balls using fine wire. Finished!

Material overview

What you need

Additionally required:

String lights, 1 kitchen knife, 1 pair of tweezers, 1 sheet of glass as a work surface, Fine wire

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