Come autumn and I’ve got parties and gatherings in mind. With autumn (or fall) comes Diwali, Thanksgiving, Christmas – most of use celebrate at least one or more of these. That means lots of fun gatherings with friends and family.
When I have people over, the one thing I often run out of is coasters. So I figured, now was a good time to make some more, well ahead of time! I’ve made
I love that each one is different. And each one of you making them will have a slightly different design. You can also switch up the colours but for me it has to be neutrals!
DIY squiggly coasters with clay
After the video there’s are written tutorial if you prefer that.
Video on how to make these squiggly coasters with clay:
1. one pack of clay will make two coasters so break in half and roll in to a ball
2. roll the ball out in to a thin long, snake-like shape until you have a length of approx 53-55cms/21 inches
3. carefully join the ends of the clay by gently but firmly pressing the ends together to create a circle – the join should be firmly fixed otherwise it may break after baking
4. make the squiggly shape from the clay circle – play around with it until you’re happy with the shape
(there’s no right or wrong here but I suggest 5 squiggles only because when I tried 4, it didn’t look quite right to me!)
5. gently transfer the clay to a baking sheet – adjust the shape again if needed
6. bake according to instructions
7. allow to cool and paint your clay coasters – you’ll need 2-3 coats
The trickiest part of making these clay coasters is creating the shape. It takes a little patience – keep gently working and adjusting the clay and it will come together. Once you’ve made one, you can use it as a template for the others. Also remember to make sure the ends are properly joined. If not, they will break after baking – I speak from experience!
I made these DIY clay coasters to use at home. But I’m thinking they’d make cute