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DIY Christmas ornaments in FIMO leather-effect

DIY Christmas ornaments in FIMO leather-effect
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Looking for timeless Christmas decorations? You can make beautiful decorations and ornaments from FIMO leather-effect. Shape your own Christmas decorations into real eye-catchers.

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Material overview

What you need

ProductArticle no.Quantity
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 04 Blades - Blistercard with mixed blade set, 3 pieces (1 rigid, 1 flexible and 1 serrated blade), 2 rubber grips 8700 04 1
FIMO® 8700 05 Acrylic roller - Blistercard containing an Acrylic roller 8700 05 1
Noris® 965 Hobby scissors - Blistercard containing scissors with 14 cm blade 965 14 NBK 1

Additionally required:

Hole punch, Needle and thread, Templates, Superglue

Embroidered ornaments

Honeycomb ornaments

Mixing recipes:

  • 1 block ivory + 1/3 strip nut = light beige
  • 1 block ivory + 1.5 strips nut = dark beige

Step-by-step tutorial

Mix the FIMO leather-effect to the desired brown tones using the above-mentioned colours and quantities.

Use the acrylic roller to roll the material into a thin sheet. This also works very well with a clay machine. The thinner the sheet, the better.

Tip: The leather-effect is even more striking if you gently move the FIMO leather-effect sheet again with your hands after rolling it out and pull it slightly apart.

Now place the FIMO sheet on a baking tray lined with baking paper and harden it in the preheated oven for 30 minutes at 130 °C / 266° F top/ bottom heat.

While the FIMO is in the oven, print out the desired motif templates and cut out the shapes along the lines.

Embroidered ornaments

Honeycomb ornaments

Then place the template on the cooled FIMO sheet and trace it with a Lumocolor non-permanent marker.

Now cut out the individual shapes with the scissors. You can easily remove marker paint residues with water or a baby wipe.

For honeycomb ornaments:

Cut out the ornamental motif four times. Cut into two of the elements half-way. Make sure to cut one from above and one from below so that they can be pushed into each other.

Fix the pushed-together elements with superglue. Then glue the half elements between the already glued elements.

Tip: Glue a string directly between the elements.

For the embroidered ornaments:

Punch a hole in the middle between each prong of the star using a hole punch.

Now thread the needle. Then feed the needle through the individual holes to create a beautiful pattern. Tie the ends of the thread together.

Done!

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