If you’re going to use coasters, make them mini works of nature-inspired art! Wow your guests with a set of fancy DIY faux agate coasters.
Polymer clay is a delightfully versatile material to have around the craft room, and, in addition to the usual beads and jewelry, it can also be used to create tons of unique handmade items for your home. Rolling multiple colors together to create a layered effect is an especially popular technique right now, and, when the roll is sliced, it’s perfect for making the irregular organic-looking layers that mimic the look of gorgeous pieces of agate. (This is ideal for polymer clay beginners, since you’ll want variations in thickness instead of uniform shapes, so your layers won’t need to be perfect!)
Want to give this technique a try? Check out this fun tutorial for making your own deceptively easy faux agate coasters from Sahana at Vikalpah!