DIY Clay Coasters

5 Materials
1 Hour

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  • Knife or cookie cutter
  • Rolling pin
  • Parchment paper
  • Paintbrush

Shopping list:

  • 5 - 2oz packages of Sculpey oven-bake clay
  • Cork
  • DecoArt Extreme Sheen gold paint
  • Minwax Polycrylic Clear Gloss

1. Choose your colors. To make 8 coasters, we used 5 packages of Sculpey.

2. Preheat the oven according to the instructions on your clay. Ours was 275.

3. Tape down parchment paper to work on.

4. Roll your clay into strips of different widths.

5. Arrange your clay strips in a "random" patterns of different colors and widths.

6. Twist your clay strips together and then fold them into a ball.

7. Work the clay until the colors begin to blend together. 

8. Roll out your clay until it is between 1/8-1/4" thick.

9. Use a knife or cookie cutters to cut out your coasters.

10. Once you're content with the shape, place them in the oven and cook according to the clay instructions.

11. As the clay is cooling, cut out your cork.

12. Our cork had a sticky backing, so we just peeled it and stuck it on.

13. Paint the edges of your coasters gold.

14. Spray your coasters with a glossy top coat.

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Have a question about this project?

2 questions
  • Joan Stanley
    on Nov 30, 2019

    Can this clay be imbeded with a pattern that would remain through the baking process? And perhaps have a slight turned up edge to keep liquids from leaking off?

    • Val
      on Dec 1, 2019

      yes, Sculpey clay is great to work with, you could do that.

  • Kristy Omlid-Le Clair
    on Dec 21, 2019

    Could you use these products to make a serving plate instead? Maybe for dry foods only like crackers or parchment under cheeses and meats?

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2 of 5 comments
  • Val
    on Dec 1, 2019

    Really great idea.

  • Marie Montgomery
    on Dec 18, 2019

    will definitely make these, several sets as last minute gifts thank you for the great idea. I am sure our friends will enjoy them Thank you

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