Who else here is obsessed with marble?! Well we are too and we have the perfect DIY that will give your countertop the extra touch it needs while also keeping your wallet happy. This simple and easy DIY will up your coaster game in as little an hour.
Here’s what you’ll need to make Marbled Clay Coasters:
1. Modeling Clay (we’re using white and black but feel free to use whatever color you want)
2. Template to use to trace your desired shape! (we’re going with a hexagon)
3. x-acto knife
5. Parchment Paper
6. Rolling pin
This DIY can get a little messy so let's take precaution and lay down a piece of parchment paper to work on. That way the clay won’t damage your work surface and it will make it easier to roll/peel the clay off later. If you have never used/played with clay, this next step may be a little tricky but just put some elbow grease into it and you’ll be fine.
We softened the black clay by mashing it up a little bit so that the clay will have more flexibility and give. Once the black clay has some flexibility to it, add little splotches of white clay (or your second color of choice) randomly throughout the piece. Next, we’re going to twist the clay so that we can get those nice swirls of color that make marble look so pretty and unique. Once the two colored clays have been swirled up enough then we can move onto the next step.
We took out the rolling pin and put some muscle into it to flattening out the clay. We did this until we had enough flattened clay to cut out a hexagon shaped coaster. (We tried to roll out the entire bar of clay but found it easier to manage if we did this one at a time) Once you have enough clay spread out, take out your template and X-ACTO knife to cut out the desired shape. In our case, hexagons! We continued this process until there was no more clay left.
Transfer all the coasters onto a baking tray and pop them into the oven at 230 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes. This process will mold the clay into shape. Once the coasters are finished and cooled off, trace each coaster against the adhesive felt. Once you have the correct sizing, peel the backing off the felt and attach them to the bottom portion of the coaster. This will provide your coasters with some grip!
There you have it! Homemade marbled coasters made from clay, perfect for putting under your hot cup of coffee!