Marble coasters made of baked clay

Create your own marble designs to match your dining set

Jan 29, 2017 |


Polymer clay (two colors of your choice)

Wax paper

Rolling pin

Hard plastic ruler

Small knife with a dull edge

Oven (not microwave)

Piece of sand paper

Felt paper (optional)


1. Take a piece of one color of the clay and a smaller piece of the other color.

2. Form small balls, dots, or thin long loops with the smaller piece and work them into the larger piece, folding and pinching the pieces into each other to mimic a marbled effect.

3. Form the joined pieces of clay into a smooth rounded shape, lay on wax paper, and flatten with a rolling pin to about 1/4 of an inch thick.

4. Mark the shape of the coaster using the ruler and the dull knife, and then cut out the shape using the knife.

5. Following package instructions, bake the clay in low heat until it hardens.

6. Once cooled, gently sand any rough edges on the coasters.

7. You can also line the bottoms with felt paper in a matching color to protect surfaces.

This story was originally published in Southern Living, December 2015.

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