Moms, we love you. We’ve made embroidered scarves, a spa in a box and gifted classes to learn new skills to show you just how special you are. With Mother’s Day coming up, and the pressure on to top last year’s gift, we realized that all we really want is to spend some quality time together. Share a cup of coffee or tea with mom by making her these easy DIY faux granite and marble coasters. Pair your gift with some tasty Mother’s Day brunch recipes and we say you have the perfect start to her special day. Scroll on for the tutorial!
We’ve been obsessed with textured spray paint ever since we made these mini decorative planters!
— Sculpey oven baked clay (we used about 2.5 packs of 8-ounce white Sculpey clay)
— Montana Effect Granite spray paint (we used light and dark)
— Montana Effect Marble spray paint
— blue tape
— parchment paper
— acrylic paint
— paper plate for your paint
— baking tray
— rolling pin
— paint brush
Cut your parchment paper large enough to roll your clay out on top.
Warm up the Sculpey clay in your hands so that you can roll with ease. Place another sheet of parchment paper over the piece of clay and slowly roll into an even surface 1/4 inch wide.
Use your knife to cut the edges of your coasters. Since we chose to make imperfect geometric shapes, our cuts varied coaster to coaster.
Use blue tape to create straight edges and protect a section of the coaster that you do not want spray painted. Place the taped coasters onto your cardboard and lightly spray your coasters until you get the desired effect. We found that spraying short spritzes gave us more control over both the granite and marbling texture. Once dry, slowly peel off the blue tape.
You can also paint sections with acrylic paint first!
We’re really inspired by geometric shapes, like designer Ellen Van Dusen’s patterned prints!
Look at that texture!
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DIY Production and Styling: Anita Yung
Photography: Kurt Andre
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