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Upcycling – DIY shell vase made from FIMO

Upcycling – DIY shell vase made from FIMO
30 min Easy

Summer calls for seashells. These are a popular holiday gift. But you can also easily make a beautiful vase in shell design from FIMO soft. How? Find out in this tutorial.


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Step-by-step tutorial

For a seashell vase, you need 2 blocks of FIMO in the colour of your choice. If you want the vase to have a colour gradient as shown here, then you will need a block of FIMO soft in two different colours of your choice. We used white and sahara.

Colour gradient: Cut off half a block of FIMO soft for each colour. Roll out each colour with the acrylic roller into a sheet about 3 mm thick. Then cut them into triangular shapes.

Then place the triangles of the two colours next to each other so that they form a rectangle again. Now fold the rectangle from bottom to top, so white on white and beige on beige. Roll the acrylic roller over it to flatten the sheet again. Alternatively, you can do this with the clay machine.

Now fold the sheet again white on white and beige on beige and roll it flat again. It is important that you always fold in the same direction. Repeat this until you are satisfied with the colour gradient. Repeat the same process so that you have two sheets with a colour gradient.

Print and cut out the shell template and place it on the FIMO soft sheet. Then cut out the motif with a knife.

Download template

Once you have removed the excess FIMO, you will need the sharp FIMO professional tool or alternatively a toothpick. Trace the individual lines of the shell with gentle pressure. Remove the template and draw the lines again with a little more pressure. Repeat these steps with the 2nd sheet.

Rinse and clean your screw-top jar and remove the labels. Now it’s time to be sensitive. Place both shell sheets parallel to each other around your old screw-top jar and carefully press the protruding sides together. Harden your seashell vase at 110°C/ 230°F top/bottom heat for 30 minutes in the oven. Let everything cool down well. Then you can fill your vase with pretty flowers.

Tip: If the FIMO should become detached from the glass, you can simply stick it back on with a few drops of instant adhesive.

Material overview

What you need

ProductArticle no.Quantity
FIMO® soft 8020 Oven-bake modelling clay - Single product white 8020-0 1
FIMO® soft 8020 Oven-bake modelling clay - Single product sahara 8020-70 1
FIMO® 8700 05 Acrylic roller - Blistercard containing an Acrylic roller 8700 05 1

Additionally required:

knife, old screw-on jar, shell template

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