Polymer clay crafting is one of my favorite things to do. I love how easy it is to work with, and how convenient it is to bake at home. For this DIY, I wanted to create a set of geometric coasters. The matte black clay accented with metallic silver lines gives them an ultra-modern feel. Guests will have no idea that these were hand-crafted!

Time Needed 
30 to 60 min
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Skill Level 
Beginner

Step-by-Step Tutorial Read

Materials
Hex Clay Coasters Template PDF
Tools
  • Project Yield 
    2 coasters
  • Time Needed 
    30 to 60 min
  • Skill Level 
    Beginner
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    Gather your materials and print out the template from the materials list above.
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    Break off half of the clay block and knead it between your palms to soften. Then roll the clay into a ball.
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    Flatten the ball with the palm of your hand.
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    Use a clay roller to roll out the clay to approximately ¼ inch thick. To keep the clay an even thickness, you can create guides with pieces of cardboard. Just place one piece on either side of the slab and roll over them.
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    Cut out the coaster template, and place over the clay. Carefully cut the hexagon shape with an X-Acto.
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    Repeat the process for the second coaster. Then bake at 275 degrees for 15 minutes.
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    Once cooled, use a ruler and a silver Sharpie to draw geometric lines onto the clay.
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    Using the template, cut out two cork base shapes from the cork sheet.
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    Apply a generous layout glue on the base. Flip your coaster face-down and press the base on to adhere. Make sure it's centered and let dry.
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    You’re finished! Your modern coasters are ready to use.

Hex Clay Coasters

$14.00
Kit Yield 
2 coasters
What's Included
Sculpey III Polymer Clay 8oz
Cork Collection Sheet
Sharpie Metallic Fine Point Permanent Marker Open Stock
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