Polymer Clay Coasters

Calling all craft lovers! It’s craft week and we wanna fuel your passion by giving away not one, but two gift cards to Michaels! So whether you’re into painting, drawing, knitting, or all of the above, let us help you out! 

 

Today’s craft is these adorable coasters made from polymer clay. They are completely customizable so create one in your favorite color/design or one for your friend.

 You’ll need:

  • Oven Bake Polymer clay in your color of choice
  • Acrylic paint
  • Mod Podge or a Spray Sealant
  • Access to an oven

Instructions:

  1. Pick the colors of clay that you wish to work with. You’ll need a fair chunk of it, so we recommend the equivalent of at least a 2 oz block.
  2. Soften the clay by rolling it and pinching it in your hands, this will make it much easier to work with.
  3. Begin rolling out your clay on a flat surface, make sure it doesn’t stick. Roll your clay to approximately a ¼ inch thickness.
  4. Create your desired shape with a cookie cutter, a drinking glass or a knife.
  5. Smooth out the edges using your fingers. You can even push some of the edges up a little in order to create a little edge.
  6. Once you’re satisfied with your shape, bake the clay according to the directions on the package.
  7. Let it cool.
  8. Continue to customize it by painting the coaster.
  9. Optional: seal off your design with a spray sealant or Mod Podge.
Custom Watercolour Mugs

Looking for some more crafting fun? We have you covered! Now it is time to design a custom mug that you can use with the awesome coaster from the craft above! 

You will need:

  • Ceramic mug
  • Nail polish – at least 2 colors
  • Container – preferably disposable
  • Toothpicks
  • Paper towel

Instructions:

  1. Wash the mug to make sure it’s clean and free of residue.
  2. Fill a disposable container with warm water. It is better to use a disposable container as the nail polish could stain the container. Make sure it is not filled all the way to the top of the container – that way water won’t spill over when you dip the mug.
  3. Pour the nail polish in the container – do this one color at a time.
  4. Use a toothpick to swirl and mix the colors together to create a pattern.
  5. Dip the mug into the container – stay away from dipping the mug to the top where you drink from.
  6. Once the mug has been dipped you can use the toothpick to smooth out any clumps and move the polish around.
  7. Place the mug on a paper towel to dry for 2-3 hours.
  8. Only hand wash the mug – if you would like to put it in the dishwasher you can coat the mug in Dishwasher-Safe Gloss Mod Podge.

 

View the original Craft inspiration here!