These kitty coasters are a fun DIY project perrrrfect for a fun gift.  (couldn’t help the kitty pun! Sorry) Personally, I made these for a friend who is getting married soon.  (spoiler alert for her!) Ready to see how you can make these adorable, inexpensive coasters yourself?  Let’s get started. 

You will need: 

  • Baking Clay in Black, White and Pink (I grabbed the brand Sculpey from my local craft store)
  • Baking Clay Glaze
  • Gold Paint (The kind lady at the craft store recommended the Martha Stewart brand because she thought it would turn out the shiniest. And I was very happy with how it turned out!)
  • Butter Knife
  • Drinking Glass (or any circular object you can use as a template to cut around)
  • Paint Brushes
  • Rolling Pin

Begin by forming your white clay into a ball.  I used half a square of clay to create one coaster. 

Next, use your rolling pin to flatten the clay. 

DIY Kitty Coasters
Now, take your glass and use the butter knife to cut around it so you have a circle.  Using the scraps of clay cut triangles out for the ears. 
DIY Kitty Coasters

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIY Kitty Coasters
Press the ears onto the circle using your fingers.  If the clay seems too bumpy use the rolling pin once more over where the ears meet the circle. 

Now take a small piece of the black clay and roll it out into a long skinny section.  Keep rolling till it gets very thin.  Cut small pieces the same length for the whiskers.  

DIY Kitty Coasters
Place the whiskers on the coaster.  Make a tiny ball out of the pink clay and place in the center of the whiskers.  Use the rolling pin one last time to flatten out the whiskers and nose. 

DIY KItty Coasters
DIY KItty Coasters
DIY KItty Coasters
DIY KItty Coasters
Bake the coasters according to package instructions. Once the coaster has cooled, paint the edges and ears gold.  Finish with a coating of glaze (to protect them from moisture).  Now pour yourself a glass! You deserve it after all that hard work.  🙂 
DIY KItty Coasters
DIY KItty Coasters
DIY KItty Coasters
DIY KItty Coasters
img_7954
DIY Kitty Coasters

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You’ve cat to be kitten me how cute these turned out!