I have a slight obsession with wood grain patterns. I just love how they’re so unique and intricate. The first time I got my wood-grain embossing folder, I embossed paper like crazy with it. I still have that pile of wood-grain embossed paper sitting somewhere, but since then I’ve thought of other ways I could use my embossing folder. Enter the idea for these DIY coasters – it’s something to emboss, and it’s something useful, at least for me (or anyone who uses coasters). I have been needing coasters, and I just have the supplies on hand. It’s also the perfect housewarming or hostess gift.
Wood-Grain Clay DIY Coasters Supplies:
- Darice Wood Pattern Embossing Folder
- Polymer Clay
- Darice Pasta Machine or Clay Acrylic Roller
- Circle Cutter
- Darice Cork Sheet
Step 1. Knead your clay until soft, and roll into a ball.
Step 3. Sandwich the circle in your embossing folder, press until you get the impression you want on your clay. I find it best to leave it in the fridge to firm up about 15 minutes, before peeling it off the embossing folder. If you find it’s bigger than the initial circle you cut, cut off the excess with your circle cutter again.
I just love the simplicity (and usefulness) of this DIY coasters project! I hope you did too. I assure you my set will get used a lot. Hopefully you’ll make some and use them all the time too. Happy crafting, friends!
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Aki is an avid DIYer at heart. She documents her crafting adventures over at Minted Strawberry where she shares various DIYs – but mainly focusing on jewelry, clothing and accessory crafts. She also shares printable cards, wallpapers and other graphic work. She loves trying out new craft materials, processes, and learning about new ideas.