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Christmas stars made from FIMO leather-effect

Christmas stars made from FIMO leather-effect
30 min Easy

Have you already thought about your Christmas decorations for this year? No? Then here's a nice idea for you! With just a few simple steps you can create beautiful star pendants from FIMO leather-effect to match the colours of your Christmas decorations.


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Step-by-step tutorial

Cut half a block of FIMO leather-effect in the colour of your choice and roll it out roughly with the acrylic roller.

Now roll out a FIMO sheet to a thickness of approx. 1.5 - 2mm. You can do this with the acrylic roller or alternatively with a clay machine on level 3.

To achieve a beautiful leather-like effect, carefully pull the FIMO sheet apart a little with your hands. Now harden the FIMO leather-effect sheet by laying it flat on baking paper in the oven at 130° C / 265° F top/bottom heat for 30 minutes.

After it has cooled down, use a water-soluble marker such as a STAEDTLER Lumocolor non-permanent marker to draw eight strips, each 1 cm wide. Each strip should be between 10 and 13 cm long.

Cut the strips with scissors.

Tip: You can easily wipe off any marker residue from the FIMO leather-effect with a damp baby wipe.

Drip a little super glue onto the ends of the strips and glue the two ends together to create a drop shape. You need eight drops in total.

First place four drops with the curved back side together and glue them together with super glue.

Place the next four drop shapes in the gaps between the already glued drops. Fix them with super glue.

Make a hole in one tip with a hole punch. You can hang your star on it. Pull the thread through and your personal star decoration is finished.

Material overview

What you need

ProductArticle no.Quantity
FIMO® leather-effect 8010 Oven-bake modelling clay - Single product Leather-effect rust 8010-749 1
FIMO® leather-effect 8010 Oven-bake modelling clay - Single product Leather-effect ivory 8010-029 1
FIMO® leather-effect 8010 Oven-bake modelling clay - Single product Leather-effect nut 8010-779 1
FIMO® 8700 05 Acrylic roller - Blistercard containing an Acrylic roller 8700 05 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 black 311-9 1

Additionally required:

Punch pliers, Superglue, Ruler

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