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FIMO leather-effect Mini baskets

FIMO leather-effect Mini baskets
30 minEasy

Once hardened, FIMO leather-effect exhibits a smart imitation-leather look on both sides.
Since it is still flexible after hardening, it’s perfect for making beautiful mini baskets that are easy to assemble using split pins – no glue needed! Not only will that help keep the work table nice and tidy, the bright colours guarantee plenty of fun and high spirits.

Lisa Tihanyi

An article by Lisa Tihanyi

Step-by-step tutorial

Roll out 1 block of FIMO leather-effect lagoon, or another colour of your choice, into a sheet using the acrylic roller.

To give the sheet a consistent thickness, roll it again using the clay machine on level 5.

The sheet must be big enough for the template to fit on it later.

To make the leather effect stand out even better, gently lift the FIMO sheet with your fingers and stretch it slightly.

Now lay the sheet out of FIMO leather-effect evenly on baking paper and harden it in the oven for 30 minutes at 130°C / 265°F (top/bottom heat).

Then leave to cool.

Place the template on the hardened FIMO leather-effect sheet and transfer the pattern using a wipe-away marker.

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Use the scissors to cut out the pattern drawn on the FIMO sheet, and use the punch to make holes at the places indicated.

In the last step, use the split pins to assemble the mini basket – and you’re done!

Material overview

What you need

ProductArticle no.Quantity
FIMO® 8713 Clay machine - Big cardboard box containing clay machine in red colour 8713 1
FIMO® 8700 22 Oven thermometer - Blistercard containing 1 Oven thermometer 8700 22 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
Lumocolor® non-permanent pen 311 Non-permanent universal pen S - Single product black 311-9 1

Additionally required:

Smooth work surface (glass or ceramic), Split pins, Template, Scissors, Punch

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