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Pretty and Delicate Cup from Angelina Fibres

Angelina fibres moulded

 

Heat bondable Angelina fibres can be used in a number of ways. Here we have discovered a fun and simple way to bind them into a three-dimensional shape. The Angelina fibres need only a very small amount of indirect heat to make them fuse, in this instance, boiling water is involved so please take care!

Please note, this project is not suitable for children as it involves the use of boiling water.

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Making the Cup

You will need two small plastic pudding basins of the same size. Carefully line one of the basins with a thin layer of Angelina fibre and then place the other basin within the first.

 

angelina fibres in a microwave pudding basin

Pour freshly boiled water into the top basin to about 1cm below the rim. Then place the basins in a larger container such as a mixing bowl or jug and pour more boiling water into the container to about 2 cm below the rim of the pudding basins.

Leave to stand for 15 minutes and then carefully lift the pudding basins out of the larger container.

a second pudding basin sandwiches the layer of angelina fibres

Pour the water out of the inner basin and lift it out. The Angelina fibres will have adhered themselves to the outer edge of the inner basin.

Gently push the fibres downwards and away from the edge of the basin to release the Angelina cup.

The feathered edge of this cup has been trimmed but the result is equally as effective untrimmed.

the fibres have bonded from the heat of the boiling water

Your bowl can be used for sweets, pot pourri or gifts.

Alternatively, turn it upside down, pierce a hole through the centre and stitch a thread in place to use it as a delicate, glistening Christmas decoration.

the shaped angelina fibres make an effective bell shape!

This paper cone has been created by sprinkling a small number of dried petals between two thin layers of Angelina fibres before placing between two pieces of baking parchment and iron briefly

angelina fibre 'paper' with dried flower petals
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