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Marble & Gold Trim Coaster DIY

February 19, 2015

By Sarah

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Here is a colorful coaster project that has endless possibilities. I love how the coasters come out completely unique each time. You’ll never make the same pattern twice. Give this DIY a try…

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Marble Coaster DIY

Marble Coaster DIY

Marble Coaster DIYHere is a colorful coaster project that has endless possibilities. I love how the coasters come out completely unique each time. You’ll never make the same pattern twice. Give this DIY a try.

WHAT YOU NEED

Sculpey oven bake clay (in an array of colors)

X-acto knife

Rolling pin or clear jar

large can, jar or stencil to trace

Gold Liquid Gilding and small paintbrush

Glaze to give the final product a glossy finish (optional)

baking tray

parchment paper

Marble Coaster DIY

THE INSTRUCTIONS

Marble Coaster DIY

Break off several pieces of color that you’d like to use for your coaster.

Marble Coaster DIY

Roll them out with your hand on a clean even surface so they are even in length and look like this. It’s ok if some are different thicknesses, that will give your end result a more interesting look.

Marble Coaster DIY

Once they are all rolled out, twist all the colors together.

Marble Coaster DIY

And roll that out with your hand so it’s twice as long as the original pieces of clay you rolled.

Marble Coaster DIY

Fold in half and twist again, and roll out with your hand. This is swirling and mixing the colors and forming lots of pretty layers within the clay. Do this 2-3 times total.

Marble Coaster DIY

Now form a ball with the clay.

Marble Coaster DIY

Take your jar or rolling pin and roll the ball flat, you’ll start to see a beautiful patter emerge! I like to use this glass vase instead of a rolling pin so I can see what’s going on as I roll it. Roll to a thickness of 1/4″.

Marble Coaster DIY

Now find a part of the marbled cheap sildenafil 100mg pattern that you love and trace a circle to cut it out.

Marble Coaster DIY

Smooth the clay with your finger if there are any bumps or imperfections.

Marble Coaster DIY

Transfer to a baking sheet with parchment paper. You’ll bake the clay according to your brand’s instructions. I baked my Sculpey clay at 275 degrees for 30 minutes.

Marble Coaster DIY

Once they are done baking, remove from oven and let cool. When the coasters are back at room temperature, use your liquid gilding and a fine brush to paint the outside edges.

Marble Coaster DIY

I painted the outer edge (where my X-acto knife cut down) as well as about an 1/8″ of the top outside edge.

Marble Coaster DIY

Allow to dry: the gold liquid gilding dries rather fast.

Marble Coaster DIY

Optional: I used a little bit of the liquid gilding to stamp the bottom of the coasters with an S.

Marble Coaster DIY

Once the liquid gilding is dry, you can seal your coasters with a touch of glaze for a glossy finish. This will also protect them from liquids.

Marble Coaster DIY

Your marble coasters are complete!

Marble Coaster DIY

Marble Coaster DIY

Marble Coaster DIY

Marble Coaster DIY

Marble Coaster DIY

I’m happy with how this project turned out! I love using them as coasters, but also think they are beautiful under my small succulent planters. I’ll be making more to give as gifts (I love them tied up with my favorite M&J silk hand-dyed ribbon!). Even if you don’t use coasters, they are little works of art resting on your side tables. I love how earthy and organic the patterns feel, and the pop of colors packs a punch!

 

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  1. Jess Abbott says:

    To say I am in love with these would be a massive understatement. I L-O-V-E them!! So gorgeous.

  2. […] 17. DIY Marble CoastersPretty coasters for your drinksBy Sarah Johnson […]

  3. […] Here is a colorful coaster project that has endless possibilities as the coasters come out completely unique each time. You’ll need sculpey oven bake clay, an X-acto knife, a rolling pin or clear jar, a large can, jar or stencil to trace, Gold Liquid Gilding and small paintbrush, glaze to give the final product a glossy finish, a baking tray and parchment paper. Break off several pieces of color that you’d like to use for your coaster. Roll them out with your hand on a clean even surface so they are even in length and look like this. It’s ok if some are different thicknesses, that will give your end result a more interesting look. Continue reading the tutorial here. […]

  4. Gorgeous! Going to attempt these!!

  5. These are SO pretty! I don’t need any coasters…so now I have to think of something else to make using this method.

  6. DRAMA says:

    Such an amazing idea!!!

    Thanks for sharing!!

    NASTYADRAMA.RU

  7. Laura says:

    I love these! Beautiful! Just wondering – how many blocks of sculpey did you use for 6 coasters? Thanks!

  8. […] experiment with some Sculpey clay and try out Sarah Johnson’s “marble” coaster project. My main project, however, was to make a plant pot to match our wall art (it’s from Ikea […]

  9. […] How to: Marble Coasters […]

  10. Courtney says:

    I am so in love with these!! Totally going to make some for myself and for a friend as part of her housewarming gift! I do have a question… Could you put something on the bottom of the coaster so that it doesn’t scratch glass or wood? We have a glass table and my friend has a wood coffee table and I wouldn’t want to scratch either. Maybe those little felt circles? Wondering what you would suggest, if anything!

  11. […] You can sculpt THESE marble coasters in minutes and add grounding, delighful gravity to your coffee table. […]

  12. bethany says:

    I made these and they turned out awesome!
    My question is what type of glaze do I buy. I have mod podge- would that work??
    Thanks for helping me beautify my home!

  13. Courtni Wong says:

    What glaze would you recommend using on the coasters?

    I want to make these as a gift for my boyfriend’s mom 🙂

  14. […] Dann renne ich in einen Bastelladen und decke mich ein. Zuletzt war ich von einer Anleitung von Sarah Johnson inspiriert. Die marmorierten Untersetzer sind aus Knete die im Ofen aushärtet. leider sind die […]

  15. Sarah says:

    Would you be willing to make 6 that I would be able to buy from you? Absolutely love these but I’m terrible at crafts! LOL

    • SJ says:

      HI Sarah, I’ve had a lot of requests to purchase, so I’m going to make many sets and list them. I will let you know when they are available to buy! Thank you for your interest! xoxo

  16. lindsay says:

    I love your idea so much I tried to make them, but they kept burning on the bottom. Also, the white parts turned brown. I have no clue what I did wrong, I checked everything and did just as you said but they did not come out right. How can I fix this?

    • SJ says:

      Hi Lindsay, it sounds like the temp might have been too high. Try at a lower temperature for less time! All ovens are different…I hope that helps!

  17. BEar says:

    Aloha SJ,
    I would also like to purchase a 2 sets of 6. Would it be possible to use some of my favorite colors: Turquoise, lime green, perriwinkle, hot pink, and silver. Can you also edge them in silver and put cork or felt on the bottom? Please let me know
    how much they will cost first. THANKS SO MUCH!
    BEar
    them with

  18. Hannah says:

    Hi!

    Loooveee this idea!!!

    If I rolled out the clay into much bigger circles (about the size of a small plate), do you think it would still turn out well? I was thinking maybe using the small plate to put candles on as a table decor?

    • SJ says:

      you could definitely try! I would make them a little bit thicker (and therefore cook them slightly longer). Would love to see the finished results!!

  19. Ro says:

    Thanks for such a wonderful idea. I just moved and have been looking for some unique one of a kind coasters that were fairly inexpensive and haven’t found ANY. I finally made my own last night and I love them. My parents love them so much they want me to make them some.

    I was thinking about making some larger ones for my hot pots/pans. Do you think this clay with withstand the heat from a hot pot/pan from the oven or off of the stove??

  20. Kenzie says:

    I would love to purchase a set from you as well! Are they available for purchase ?

  21. […] might mean watch a TV show with my husband, read, draw, paint or do something crafty like make these coasters. I made these last week […]

  22. Kelly says:

    These are gorgeous!! Going to attempt to make them as well but was wondering how many blocks you used for the 6 coasters? Do you use the entire block for 1 color or did you tear off a section? Thanks so much for the great idea!

  23. […] vibrant coasters from Sarah Johnson are unique and eye-catching – you will never get the same pattern twice! To accomplish the […]

  24. […] String Art  11. DIY Rainbow Sand Art 12. DIY Rainbow Painted Rocks 13. DIY Rainbow Waffles 14. DIY Marble Coasters  15. DIY Braided Friendship […]

  25. Sandy says:

    Used 1/2 block each of 6 colors. The colors all bled together and was only able to get 2 super thin coasters. The edges curled on one side of each and you can see every mark and dimple in them. Not even bothering to open the glaze. Hopefully, i can return it as it was quite pricey. The $10 clay is going on the trash. Not sure where this project went wrong….

  26. Heather says:

    Absolutely love these! I made one attempt recently but didn’t have a thick enough coaster once I rolled it out – If you’re using six colors fairly evenly, can you estimate about how much you’d use of each block? About 1/4 or 1/3…or 1/2? I really appreciate it 🙂

  27. Sharleen says:

    Hi! I love this ideas (super pretty!) but the instructions are very vague. I am having a Pinterest party and any info on what worked for you as far as how much clay to use and how thin to roll it out would really be helpful!!! Thank you ( ;

  28. […] found this DIY on Pinterest and fell in love when I saw it so I decided to try it out for myself and share how my […]

  29. […] found this much-pinned Marble Coaster DIY from The Sarah Johnson, and even though we don’t really use coasters at my house, I went and bought an entire 24 […]

  30. Gerri says:

    Thank you for the excellent idea and the very easy to follow directions. I was going to make four coasters today, but ended up sitting down for hours and using all 30 of my “sculpey” blocks of clay…27 coasters!!.

    I used a gold ink pen instead of a paint brush because I wasn’t sure I could paint a straight line.

  31. […] for just about any space, these artistic DIY coasters from Sarah Johnson are seriously beautiful. We love the vibrant, swirled effect of the paint, as well as the glam gold […]

  32. […] 3: If you have seen my previous project you know what you can do with some simple variously coloured polymer clay when you fold it a few times. These coasters actually inspired me to do this project, and I find them just stunning! Here […]

  33. Hena says:

    Hi, I love all the colours and the effects! I was wondering how you created a marbled effect for some of the other coasters as they look quite different from the one shown above. Thanks 🙂

  34. Manon says:

    This is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen! Thank you so much for the great idea!! <3

  35. […] These DIY marble and gold coasters. I am determined to plan a girls’ craft night and make these! I am not terribly crafty, but I […]

  36. […] …a Sculpey clay project that turns out as elegantly as this set of marbled coasters. No paint required– just blend different shades of clay together before you cut out the circles and paint on a gilded edge. Sarah Johnson breaks it down here. […]

  37. […] …a Sculpey clay project that turns out as elegantly as this set of marbled coasters. No paint required– just blend different shades of clay together before you cut out the circles and paint on a gilded edge. Sarah Johnson breaks it down here. […]

  38. […] – How to make Marble Coasters by Sarah […]

  39. Hanna says:

    Beautiful! Love this idea 🙂

  40. […] coasters all over the place, but the ones I liked were too expensive. So when I came across this DIY on pinterest I knew I had to make some for myself. I think they turned out really cute. I love how […]

  41. […] Marbled Coasters via Sarah Johnson […]

  42. Tina says:

    I’ve never worked with Sculpey. How sturdy is the finished product? My toddler recently dropped one of our coasters and now every time she sits at the table she reminds me of the broken coaster. I think it would be nice for her if we involved her in making a replacement, and I know our family would have fun doing this project together. However, I’m worried about these breaking as well, and I think if something she made broke it would upset her even more. Thoughts?

    • SJ says:

      There is a slight flexibility to Sculpey after it’s been baked. I don’t think if you dropped it it would break. It’s a difference consistency than ceramic. I think it would the perfect material to use with a toddler!

  43. Rachel says:

    How do I get the gold gilding off my brushes?

  44. Marie says:

    ooh i love this DIY ! i will definitely try this 🙂

  45. […] 8. DIY Marbled Coasters […]

  46. […] and YouTube for a while now and wanted to try it for myself. Although many people have done it, here is the link to the first blog I saw it on. I followed pretty much the same method but I figured I […]

  47. Jess says:

    Am I able to purchase a set of these from you?? I think they are absolutely amazing!!!!
    If so, could you let me know what the costs is per set and what shipping to Australia is.

  48. […] 1: Cut your foam for mounting. Step 2: Adhere the photo to the foam. How to: Marble Coasters | Sarah Johnson. Here is a colorful coaster project that has endless possibilities. I love how the coasters come […]

  49. […] Marble Coasters: I am so in love with marbling at the moment, I could marble anything! I especially love these coasters for their bright colour swirls and golden edge, they look so cool! […]

  50. Myrto says:

    Hey there! I just made these and unfortunately they are not flat, there are bubbles on them…I can think of a couple of reasons but please give me your opinion, I think you know better. It’s the first time I make anything out of clay and I would really like to learn how to avoid such mistakes..thanks in advance!

  51. […] – Marble Coasters – This project from Sisoo takes more time and uses special materials. But what a lovely […]

  52. Lynnie says:

    Just made my first batch and love them. I studied the photos and I am trying to figure out how you make some of the larger colored areas. Is there a special way to do that?
    Thank you for an awesome craft project.

    • Sarah says:

      Hi Lynnie, I think it’s just the way the clay was twisted. Don’t over twist! It mixes the colors too much. Also use different amounts of each color so you get more variation. xoxo

  53. […] DIY: You can make these sweet marbled coasters from Sisoo with these steps. […]

  54. Andrea D says:

    I love the idea, ran out and bought clay right after I saw your post, thanks for sharing. Couple questions if you could…
    How do you keep the edges from curling and remain flat while baking?
    And, how did you keep the black from over-powering the other colors? The more I blended & rolled, the more the black seeped into the other colors, giving my finished product a dingy-like appearance.

  55. Andrea says:

    I found that the clay was way too flexible- I even baked it a bit longer. Is this normal? I was going to gift them for Christmas but I think people may be confused as to what they are as they are so bendy…

  56. These came out so great!

  57. Teresa says:

    I made these last week, turned out great! Mine also had small bubbles, like some others mentioned, but not a big deal. Still super cute.

    However, I made a huge mistake at the end! It was my first time working with bakeable clay and I followed your directions, including putting a gloss on the coasters after I finished (it was a spray can of all purpose glaze I got at hobby lobby). Two days later, the glaze still seemed to not have dried all the way – I put them in the sun, I kept flipping them, I did everything I could think of — but they’re STILL STICKY! 5 days later they are sticky and unable to be used as coasters.

    I googled it, and apparently anything that comes in a spray can will not work on clay but some chemical in spray paints dissolves clay and causes stickiness. I don’t know if this is common knowledge and I just didn’t know, but I had never heard anything about that.

    I’m so sad!! I spent $30 on the clay and a day making and baking them, and completely ruined my beautiful coasters just by putting the wrong glaze on them 😭

    Does anyone know of anything I can do to fix them??? Will putting a different glaze on top help?

  58. […] stayed with bowls because they looked the best to me. Marbled clay bowls are great, but check out these coasters. I think they’re brilliant and I’m going to make these next. I love this […]

  59. Such lovely coaster. Have to make one. Thanks for posting such awesome coaster DIY tutorial.

  60. Anita says:

    Hello Sarah,

    Thank you for this DYI, I’m definatly going to try to make these. I only have to find the equipement in my country. This is inspirational.
    Greetings from the Netherlands – Anita

  61. Tess says:

    If you don’t use these as coasters, you could make them ring dishes! You could also make them smaller and put magnets on the back to put on your fridge, locker, etc. Such a pretty and fun idea!

  62. peggy Lea ashford says:

    thanks for the ideas on usages with this clay I have been looking for a different craft idea so I picked up some sculpey clay but had no idea on what to do with it.
    THANK YOU PEGGY

  63. […] daily! They’re set out on our coffee table. I stumbled across the craft idea on Pinterest (here is a similar link)! The coasters are fun, pretty, and I love that there is a little touch of ‘us’ that we […]

  64. […] A classic DIY wedding favour that we love is personalised coasters! The great thing about this bomboniere idea is that it can be put to good use during the reception and your guests can keep using them when they get home. If you’re having a rustic wedding, opt for a natural wood slice coaster. Or, if your wedding is going to be a sophisticated affair, go for a colourful marble coaster. […]

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