DIY: Marble Coasters

Today’s post will be a super simple, short and sweet! I am giving you step by step instructions on how to create beautiful, easy, budget friendly, marble coasters. The trend of marble pattern is seen everywhere! Laptop cases, phone cases, marble nails, you name it and they got a marble decal for it! Anyways, Noah and I (my boyfriend for those who don’t already know) had a fun time doing this and we were super excited with the way our coasters turned out! Please don’t forget to comment, share, and subscribe and I would love to see for those who make this DIY how it turned out!


Total Project Time: Approx. 20 Minutes (5 minute prep, 15 minute baking time)

What you need: You can get all of this at Michaels or local Arts & Crafts store

Oven bake clay (We made 2 black and white coasters & 2 white and gold coasters. To make at least 2 coasters, you will need 2 packs of the dominant color, and 1 pack of the color you choose to give the marble effect. For ex: We used two packs of black clay and one pack of white for the b&w coaster)

•A roller

•An x-acto knife or just a knife will do 🙂 no need to get super fancy! Just make sure it has a sharp tip

•A hexagon shape or any other shape you wish to make your coasters in (we used a hexagon cut out)

•Scissors if you are going to use a cut-out from the internet

•Parchment paper (if no parchment paper, line your baking sheet with aluminum and spray a little bit of coconut oil or pam so that the clay doesn’t stick)

•Self stick rubber pads to put on the bottom of the coaster for balance & so it doesn’t scrape your tabletop(click here to see what I mean)

•*Optional* Sculpey gloss glaze, to make your coasters shine

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Step 1: 

Pre-heat your oven to the given temperature on the clay packaging. Open up your clay base and roll it into a ball so soften it out. Then you’re going to elongate it into a, you know what, shape like below:

Step 1

This was from the White and Gold Coaster

Step 2: 

Open up the clay color for which you choose to make the marble effect in and stick small pieces onto the elongated shape like below:

Step 2

Black and White Coaster

Step 3: 

Push the pieces into the elongated shape and start to twist and push & it should look something like this:

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Step 4: 

Roll it into a ball and then start to roll it out using a roller like below:

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Step 5: 

Place your preferred shape on top of the flat clay roll out (make sure that the clay isn’t to thin on the sides) and using your sharp knife tip and cut out on top, carefully and gently trace along the sides of the shape. Once done, use your knife to separate the trimming. You are going to place the coasters gently onto your baking sheet that should be lined with parchment paper or as we did, aluminum with a gentle spray of coconut oil. Place your beauties into the oven for about 15-20 minutes 🙂

Step 5

Once out of the oven, let the coasters cool for about 15 minutes until you lightly coat them with the gloss glaze which will 1. Seal your coaster to become waterproof and 2. Make it a little shiny

And here is what our outcome looks like:

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Cup is from www.acupofquotes.com you can use my promo code: BLOGANDCOFFEE to receive free shipping xx

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Hope you guys try this out as it’s super fun and easy to make! I would love to see what color combinations you guys do so please tag me on Instagram (@alexandra_chloe) or on twitter (@alexandra_lipps)! Comment below, share this with your friends, pin this on your Pinterest, and don’t forget to subscribe xx


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