How to Make a Marbled Clay Coaster

Real marble is pricey, but you can get the look with these stylish coasters made from polymer clay.

marbled clay coasters

Update your coasters to a modern marble you can make yourself. These coasters are made from polymer clay, which is way more affordable than real marble. We could easily see these coasters as a part of a summer hostess gift. If marble isn't your style, try these DIY slate coasters.

What You Need

  • Polymer clay: white and two contrasting colors
  • Clay roller or rolling pin for clay use only (do not use with food)
  • Circle cookie cutter at least 4" in diameter
  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • Acrylic paint: gold
  • Artists paintbrush

Step-by-Step Instructions

This craft is easy to do with our simple craft instructions. Once you have the hang of it, make sets to give as gifts to your friends!

colored clay rods
twisting clay rods together

Step 1: Roll and Shape Clay

Roll a 1" diameter rod using white clay and a 1/2" diameter rod with each contrasting color of clay. Twist the small rods around the large white rod; roll into a rod until colors begin to blend.

Step 2: Create Marbling

Fold the rod in half, and twist the halves together. Roll into a rod. Repeat process until satisfied with marbling. Roll the clay into a 2" ball.

rolling out marble clay ball
cutting out circle from marbled clay

Step 3: Finish Coasters

Using a clay roller, roll the clay to 1/4" thick. Cut a circle from the flattened clay using a cookie cutter. That's your coaster! Repeat to make a set.

Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper, then bake the coasters according to the manufacturer's instructions. Allow to cool, then paint the edges using gold acrylic paint. Let dry before use.

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