Learn how to craft a fimo clay coaster that has a fun knitted effect. I love anything knitted, especially now the weather is getting colder! However knitted coasters can often get ruined by the drinks you stand on them. This craft is the perfect solution!
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Step 1: Tear off a small section of the fimo clay and roll into long rolls. Twist two of these rolls around each other. Then, get another two rolls and twist together in the opposite direction to the previous two. Repeat this step until you have about 16-20 .
Step 2: Using either the rolling pin or the side of the glass, roll out a piece of fimo until it is about 2mm thick and slightly larger than the size you want your coaster to be.
Then, place the rolls of clay, that you created in step one, onto the flat piece of clay. Ensure there are no gaps in between these rolls. Push them down lightly to make sure they have stuck to the clay underneath. This makes the knitting effect look more realistic.
Step 3: Once you have attached all of the rolls of fimo, use the top of the glass to cut the design into a circle. If the top of your glass is smaller than you want your coaster to be, use a knife or cutting tool to carefully cut the shape. This will be the shape of your fimo clay coaster.
Step 4: Bake in the oven for approximately 30 minutes (check the packaging for exact timings and temperatures).
Once cooled it is ready to use! You could even add a layer of varnish for extra protection. Place your much deserved drink onto the handmade coaster and you are done!
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