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Travel Time - Gift bag with pretty tag

Travel Time - Gift bag with pretty tag
30 min Easy

Creative holiday gifts
It’s nice to bring back a little souvenir for your loved ones back home, to show them that you were thinking of them while you were away. Something typical of the country you’ve been to, shells you’ve collected on the beach or little souvenirs, maybe - a little cotton bag makes pretty and sustainable packaging for them. With a customised greeting stamped on a homemade FIMOair tag, these one-of-a-kind gifts make a lovely surprise.


An article by Jani

Step-by-step tutorial

Roll out some FIMOair basic white into a sheet about 0.4 cm thick using the acrylic roller.

Cut out your desired template, place it on the sheet of FIMOair and cut away the excess FIMO from the edges using a blade.

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Pierce a hole in the tag using a bead piercing needle.

Stamp your desired text using the cookie stamps.

Then make a couple of beads from FIMOair basic, thread them onto bead piercing needles and hang over a glass to ensure no pressure marks develop. Now leave the beads and the tag to dry for 24 hours, turning them from time to time.

Once they are dry, paint the beads and the tag with acrylic paint.

Then apply size for leaf metal in the desired places, leave for 15 minutes and then add the leaf metal in copper, dabbing it on carefully with a dry brush.

Brush away the surplus with a dry brush. The leaf metal will only stick to the places where you have applied the size.
Finally attach the tag to the cotton back with a cord - and you‘re done!

Material overview

What you need

ProductArticle no.Quantity
FIMO®air 8100 Air-drying modelling clay - Single product, white, 500 g 8100-0 1
FIMO® 8781 Leaf metal - Single product Leaf metal, copper 8781-26 1
FIMO® 8782 Size for leaf metal - Blistercard containing 1 jar of size for leaf metal, 35 ml 8782 BK 1
FIMO® 8700 05 Acrylic roller - Blistercard containing an Acrylic roller 8700 05 1
FIMO® 8712 20 Bead piercing needles - Blistercard containing 50 bead piercing pins 8712 20 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
STAEDTLER® 8500 Acrylic paint - Cardboard box containing 24 acrylic paints in assorted colours 8500 C24 1

Additionally required:

small cotton bag, paintbrushes, cookie stamps, cotton cord

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