I don’t know about you but I always feel like I don’t have enough coasters. I am always sitting down at the table and then having to go grab a coaster off the coffee table or vice versa. These DIY Stamped Clay Coasters are easy and fun to make, so stop hunting for more coasters and get crafting.
Things You Need:
- DAS Air Dry Clay
- A rolling pin
- A knife
- Ink pad
- Sand paper
- Mod Podge (I used matte)
First you need to open your clay, and get it into a ball. I just rolled around a while with my hands to get some of the wrinkles and air bubbles out.
Next, roll your clay out with your rolling pin so it is about 1/4″ thick.
After your clay is rolled out, cut a 4 1/4″ square out of the clay with the knife. Or, you can use a coaster you already like the size of as a template. Then you can use your first clay square as a template for the next.
I was able to get 4 coasters out of my 1.1 lb bag of DAS clay. If you cut out a square and still have lots of leftover clay, just roll the leftovers up into a ball and then roll them out with the rolling pin again.
Once all of your squares are cut out, grab your stamp and ink pad. Get the stamp nice and inked up.
Then place your stamp on your clay and push down lightly, but hard enough that you are making an impression.
You can play around with the placement of your stamp to make different patterns on your coasters. Mix it up with different shapes and ink colors!
Once all of your coasters are stamped, they are going to need to dry. It can take anywhere from 24-72 hours for them to totally dry depending on the temperature and humidity. I made my coasters on a Friday afternoon and let them dry out all weekend just to be safe.
When they are totally dry, sand the edges and corners down a little bit so they are nice and smooth.
Wipe the excess sanded clay away with a paper towel. Then, seal the coasters using Mod Podge. Air dry clay is not going to hold up well with condensation on it all the time so this sealing process is really important. I used two coats on my coasters.
After your Mod Podge is dry, grab a piece of felt and cut a square that is just slightly smaller than your coaster. Then hot glue the felt to the bottom of the coasters. This will protect your table from getting scratched.
You’re all done now! Pour yourself a drink and use one of your fancy new coasters! These coasters make great gifts too, you can use a Fall or Winter themed stamp and tie them up with a ribbon for a hostess gift, gift them with a mug and some hot cocoa, or just make more for yourself! We’d love to see your coaster projects, use #DIYwithAIF on social media. Happy crafting!