So I've been in need of something to do during the evening to keep my mind busy.
I figure it's better to keep my hands busy, because then I won't be tempted to eat empty calories. Snacking when you're bored is a REALLY bad thing.
So I wanted something fun that's kind of just for me.
So I perused the internet. That in itself can take a LOT of time. I've got lots of things pinned on Pinterest. It's high time I started trying some of these out.
|Roll into ball|
So here we go.
I can't remember which site I actually got this from, so I apologize for not giving credit where credit is due. I shall endeavor to do better in the future.
So let's get cracking! No pun intended.
What you need.
Sculpey Clay (you can find this at Walmart)
Metallic Paint Pen (I like gold)
Round Cookie Cutter (make sure it's bigger than you cup bottoms)
Sculpey Gloss Glaze
|Cut with cookie cutter|
You then roll each piece until they are 8 - 9 inches long. Twist the strands together and then roll them into a ball to mix. To get a color block look, twist once. To get a more intricate marbled look, which is what I did, continue to twist multiple times.
|Ready to bake|
Be sure that your cookie cutter is wide enough for your glasses to sit on.
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. I didn't have parchment paper at the time, so I used my cookie sheet liner.
Bake at 300 degrees for 25-30 minutes. I went for the longer time because I wanted them thoroughly baked.
Paint the metallic color around the edges.
Coat with gloss glaze.
Then. . . Use. Use. Use!
I hope you have as much fun making them as I did. Quick, easy & fun.
*Note: I might use a bit more clay for each coaster so I can make them thicker. I like my coasters thick. This would also mean that I need to bake them longer. Live and learn.