5 creative projects to make with FIMO*

Fimo leather effect projects

*This blog post is sponsored by Staedtler 

FIMO is a crafter’s best friend, which is why we were super excited to hear about their new leather-effect clay. The new look leather-effect modelling clay has a similar look and feel to leather, even after baking. Its design makes it easy for you to mix colours, create textures, cut, emboss, braid, pierce, sew and personalise.

Available in 12 inspirational colours, work it in the same way as leather or other textiles for amazing design scope and versatility. Buy yours online today here, craft some of the creative makes below, then tag us and FIMO in your makes using #FIMOleathereffect on Instagram. We can’t wait to see what you create!

FIMO leather-effect bookmarks

Fimo leather effect projects

This is a brilliant gift idea for bookworms as these hand-made, personalised bookmarks make reading books twice as much fun. Create your own amazing colour patterns with FIMO leather-effect simply by mixing the clays together, then roll out different colour combinations from the 12 available colours. Learn how to make your own bookmarks here.

FIMO leather-effect luggage tag

Fimo leather effect projects

Wherever you travel you shouldn’t be without a luggage tag, plus this project is also a great gift for any globetrotting friends. FIMO leather-effect modelling clay remains flexible even after baking, making it an incredibly versatile material to work with. Baked items can be cut, sewn, punched and pierced – the possibilities are endless! Make yours using the tutorial here.

FIMO leather-effect gold leaf earrings and necklace set

Fimo leather effect projects

Make your very own necklace and earrings set – the ultimate accessories for any evening out. You can create metallic patterns with FIMO leather-effect simply by mixing in a gold or silver leaf metal sheet into the clay and rolling out to create a dispersed metallic effect. FIMO’s tutorial is up on our blog here.

FIMO leather-effect passport cover

Fimo leather effect projects

Going on holiday this summer? Make your very own personalised passport cover for the ultimate travel essential. To personalise, simply press stamps into the surface of the FIMO to add a name, lettering or an image. Our top tip to prevent the stamps from sticking is to lightly coat the stamp in bicarbonate of soda before applying the clay. Find the tutorial here.

FIMO leather-effect wedding placemat and coaster

Fimo leather effect projects

Are you looking for that extra special wedding gift? How about making an embellished wedding placemat and matching coaster, which can be personalised for the happy couple! To create your desired effect, select your decorative pattern and motif, and press into the surface of the rolled-out clay before baking. Use FIMO’s tutorial here to make yours.

For more creative FIMO makes and inspiration check out our blog posts below:

*This blog post is sponsored by Staedtler