I was meant to post this project 2 days ago, but wasn’t able to because I was sick. I really dislike being sick, not being able to do anything and feeling completely helpless. It was very frustrating, especially when I had planned many things to do. I knew I wasn’t going to be productive no matter what I tried, so I decided to focus on my recovering by attempting nothing but sleep and meditation, leaving my phone and computer behind. I’m still in recovery mode but feel much better and in a brighter mood to resume blogging:)
Hope you are feeling healthy and well, motivated and ready to enjoy tackling this project!:) If you are looking for another similar DIY project, you can check out my first coaster project I posted a while ago.
What you need
– FIMO soft polymer modelling clay – White 350g & and Raspberry 56g (Enough for 5 coasters)
– Rolling pin
– Craft knife
How to make it
1. Roll the clay into a ball. Combine colours to your preference. (I used 1/5 of the white clay and just a small piece of raspberry clay.)
2. Flatten the raspberry ball into a flat circle. It’s quite small so you can easily do this using your hands.
3. Stick the raspberry circle on the side of the white ball.
4. Gently rub raspberry piece over the white ball in one direction to remove the harsh edge between the two. (I really wanted a water colour effect rather than a typical marble effect, so I experimented many times to find the best way to achieve this effect!)
5. Keep rubbing until you get the desired pattern.
6. Use a rolling pin or a similar tool to roll the ball into a flat circle.
7. Cut the circle into hexagon shape using a craft knife.
8. Bake it for a maximum of 30 minutes at a temperature of 110°C/230°F.
9. Let it cool and enjoy!
Hopefully you are not sick of geometric DIY yet! I’ve been meaning to make gift tags for a long time and finally made them, yay! Simply download template, cut them out and adorn your present with them! Enjoy!:)
I attempted to make coiled coasters using paper the other day and failed miserably! (See the image below) I loved the colour combination and the amazing shapes created…BUT they are only half size of normal coasters and took me good 3 hours to make them. I just couldn’t continue this tedious journey knowing that no one would want to try making them.
So I decided to go with a lot easier option: Buying coasters and painting them! It takes less than 20 minutes to make them, very fun and easy process. These coasters are great for parties and make the perfect gift too! 🙂
What you need
– Cork coasters (I got 6 of them for $2.50 at a local two dollar shop)
– Masking tape
– Acrylic paint
– Paint brush
How to make it
1. Create patterns with masking tape.
2. Using a brush, apply a thin layer of acrylic paint. Make sure it’s evenly coated and add a few more layers if needed.
3. Let it dry
4. Remove the tape
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