Alpine fashion – mini Bavarian outfits for your Christmas tree
Snazzy and smart.
Lederhosen and dirndls are a must for any alpine-styled Christmas tree – you can see two different partner-look designs here. Small pegs on the back of the FIMO edelweiss flowers make it quick and easy to clip them onto the branches. A sure way to make your Christmas tree a real eye-catcher.
The FIMO tattoo technique in general: Use the acrylic roller or clay machine to roll the FIMO out to a sheet. Print and cut out the pattern sheet. Place the paper template on the sheet of FIMO, cut the motif out of the clay using the kitchen knife and then continue as described. Harden in the oven for approx. 30 minutes at 110°C. Leave to cool and then varnish. Make a hole in the shirt collar or puff sleeves using the punch pliers, thread a piece of ribbon through the hole and hang the minioutfit up.
Finish the dirndls off by adding a bow.
Mini-dirndl: For one dirndl dress, take 1 block of FIMO soft in Indian red or FIMO effect in rosé and roll out to an approx. 0.5 cm thick sheet using the acrylic roller. Cut the dress out and ripple the bottom edge. Cut the apron out of a sheet of pacific blue FIMO soft or white FIMO effect (clay machine on setting 4). Make a checked pattern using thin strips of white FIMO soft or decorate the apron with tiny balls. Cut the bodice out of a sheet of white FIMO soft (clay machine on setting 4). For each of the puff sleeves, shape ¼ of a strip of white FIMO soft to a ball, press it flat, add to the bodice and make indents along the sleeve edge with the modelling stick. Make very thin sausages out of black FIMO soft and cut bits off to use for the belt, bodice lacing and neckline trim.
Mini-lederhosen and shirt: Roll 1 block of chocolate-coloured FIMO soft out with the acrylic roller to an approx. 0.5 cm thick sheet and cut the lederhosen out. Make another sheet of the same thickness in white FIMO soft and cut the shirt out. Add the shirt to the lederhosen and round off the sleeves and trouser legs. Make a checked pattern using thin strips of Indian red FIMO soft. Cut the trouser flap and two strips for the braces out of a sheet of FIMO classic chocolate (clay machine on setting 4). Shape the chest strap out of a small, flattened ball of chocolate brown FIMO soft and decorate it with a small heart made out of Indian red FIMO soft. Add tiny balls of white FIMO soft for the buttons. Cut the collar out of a sheet of white FIMO soft (clay machine on setting 2) and attach to the top of the shirt.
Edelweiss: For the petals, use your hand to shape thin, tapered sausages out of 1/2 block FIMO soft white. Put them together to form a star with their tapered points facing outwards; press on the overlapping round ends. Add tiny balls of sunflower-coloured FIMO soft to the middle of the flower. After hardening and varnishing, stick a wooden peg onto the back of the flower.
What you need
Smooth work surface (glass or ceramic), kitchen knife, baking paper, printer paper, brush for varnishing, punch pliers, ribbon and scissors, mini wooden pegs (coloured), hot glue gun
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