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From practical jewellery holders to stylish keyrings, these four clever ways of using fimo are a great way to style your home without costing a fortune Take 2 packets of navy Fimo and roll in hands until soft. To create a marbled look,...


From practical jewellery holders to stylish keyrings, these four clever ways of using fimo are a great way to style your home without costing a fortune

Take 2 packets of navy Fimo and roll in hands until soft. To create a marbled look, add some pale blue Fimo and roll until colours swirl together. Roll out to a 2cm thickness. Use a large cookie cutter to cut out 2 circlespersonalized gifts for kids, then cut each in half with a knife. Make a hole at top and bottom of each half-circle with a skewer. Bake as per instructions for jewellery dish. Cool for 1 hour then thread onto twine or a suede thong and hang.

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Roll 2 packets of pale blue Fimo in your hands until soft. With a rolling pin, roll out to a 2-2.5cm thickness. Break off tiny pieces of Fimo from a navy and a white block and randomly place on the pale blue to create a terrazzo look. Roll over top with rolling pin. Place Fimo over a small ovenproof condiment dish to form the shape of your jewellery dish and trim edges. Place on a baking paper-lined tray and bake at 110°C for 30 minutes. Leave to cool.

Roll 2 packets of navy Fimo in your hands until soft. With a rolling pin, roll out to a 1-2cm thickness. Create a terrazzo effect with pale blue and white Fimo, as per instructions for jewellery dish. Cut out coaster shapes using a 10cm cutter. Place on a baking paper-lined tray and bake at 110°C for 30 minutes. Leave to cool for at least 1 hour before use.

Follow same instructions as for the coasters, playing with the Fimo to make a pattern you like, but use a 6cm cookie cutter to cut out discs. Use a skewer to make a hole in each to fit a metal key ring. Bake as above. When cold, attach key rings.

Created by:?Vanessa Nouwens.?Photography by:?Wendy Fenwick.

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Our love of functional DIY crafts is as strong as ever and Netra shares with us a fun way to make your own note pads and agenda folders. ?What a great?idea for teacher gifts, coach gifts, big sis gifts, stocking stuffers or hostess gifts. ?You can design them with everyday Canvas Corp papers or choose a holiday theme, the choices and combinations are endless. ?You can also personalize them by stamping, stenciling or painting their name onto the note pad and folder. ?Add a pen, pencil and eraser?and you have the perfect little gift. ?

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