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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  • Kristy Omlid-Le Clair
    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?

  • Sus
    on Sep 14, 2020

    Has anyone tested these with a mug of very hot coffee or tea? I'm wondering how they would hold up.

  • Linda McCutcheon
    Linda McCutcheon
    on Nov 5, 2020

    What kind of glossy top coat?

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