This week Carson and I have been researching different ways to make your own coasters. We are wanting to make coasters that resemble different marbles or rocks for our wedding reception. Today we tested out the idea of making marbled coasters with Sculpy clay and they turned out great! These coasters are simple and easy to make at home. Find the full DIY marble coaster step-by-step below.
STEP ONE: Gather your supplies
- Sculpy clay
- I was able to make one coaster for every Sculpy pack I had
- Xacto knife
- Rolling pin
- Hexagon stencil
- I searched for a hexagon on google and printed out the shape at 4″
STEP TWO: Stencil
- Trace the hexagon stencil onto the piece of cardboard.
STEP THREE: Stencil cutting
- Cut out the stencil on the piece of cardboard. Feel free to use the Xacto knife here as well for cleaner lines.
STEP FOUR: Sculpting
- Use one color of the Sculpy clay to create a long thinner piece of clay that measures about 6″ long. Use other colors of the Sculpy clay and wrap them around the first color. If you want bigger areas of a certain color in your final coaster, use larger chunks of that color when placing it on the 6″ long strand.
STEP FIVE: Twisting the clay
- Once you have all the colors placed on the 6″ strand you can begin twisting the colors together to create the marbling.
- I found that if you twist in opposite directions, you get more dramatic marbling in the coasters. Be careful not to twist the strand too much or you will not have as many larger areas of color.
STEP SIX: Smashing
- After you are done twisting your strand, place it on a hard surface and smash the strand down into a ball. This will allow up to roll the clay out in the shape that we need.
STEP SEVEN: Rolling
- Next, you will want to roll the clay out in a circular shape. Roll the clay until it is nice and even. It should be about 1/4″ thick when you are done rolling.
STEP EIGHT: Stencil
- Place your stencil over your rolled out piece of clay. If the stencil is too big for the clay, simply add more clay to your piece and roll it out again.
STEP NINE: Trimming
- Using the Xacto knife, trim the excess clay off around the template. Make sure to do this on a hard surface that you don’t mind having cutting marks on. I suggest using a cutting mat.
STEP TEN: Baking
- Once you take the cardboard off the clay, your coaster should look similar to the one above. You can now make the rest of your coasters.
- When all of the coasters are made, set the oven to 275° and bake them for 15 minutes.
STEP TEN: Cooling
- Let the coaster cool for about 10 minuets and enjoy!
Thank you for reading this DIY post, stay tuned for more posts like this in the future!