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We Made Fancy-Looking Faux Marble Coasters For Under $20

Give them as a gift or keep them for yourself!

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Materials List

Alison Caporimo

To make a set of four coasters, you need:

- 4 packs (2 oz. each) of Sculpey polymer clay (1 elephant gray, 1 pewter, and 2 pearl)

- 2 packs (2 oz. each) of Premo! polymer clay in white (I prefer the Premo! white because it's brighter than the Scupley white)

- 80-grit sandpaper

- a snap blade or X-Acto knife

- a small, soft paintbrush

- metallic gold paint

- a rolling pin


Warm up one package of white clay by rolling it between your palms. Then, take a pinch of gray or pearl clay and add it to the white clay ball.

Alison Caporimo

The white clay will serve as your base for this project — you always want to have a higher white-to-gray ratio so that those dark marble streaks really stand out.

Mix the gray and pearl clays into the white clay by twisting the clay in your hands.

Alison Caporimo

If you want darker, more dramatic marble streaks, add more elephant gray. If you're looking for a lighter, more shimmery look, add more pearl. The look is up to you — you can't mess this up.

And use a rolling pin to roll out your clay.

Alison Caporimo

Roll the clay until it's half of a centimeter thick or as thick as you want your coasters to be. The thicker and heavier they are, the more expensive they'll feel.


Place a wide-mouth glass in the center of your flattened clay.

Alison Caporimo

To make sure that your coasters will be big enough to fit a cocktail glass on top, use a wide-mouth glass or a small bowl as your tracing guide.


Apply two coats of gold paint around the coaster edges and let dry for at least 20 minutes.

Alison Caporimo

If you accidentally drop gold paint on the coaster surface, just quickly wipe it away with a paper towel.