Make Your Own Faux Stone Trivets

Turn clay into stone in the blink of an eye.

Skill Level

Beginner

Time

1 hour or less

Skill level
Beginner
Time
1 hour or less
Written By

Amy Kim

Homey Oh My

Written By

Amy Kim

Homey Oh My

Make a faux stone trivet that’s both decorative and functional for your kitchen. Inspired by terrazzo and granite, have fun picking colors and shapes that suit your style. Here’s a simple technique on how to create the look of stone using clay. You can also make a matching set of coasters using the same technique. Let's get started.

You will need

You might already have

Parchment paper
Cutting board (optional)
 

Step 1: Roll out the base clay

Use a clay slicer to cut a piece of clay in your base color and place it between two sheets of parchment paper. Use the rolling pin to flatten out the clay to desired size and thickness. Tip: You may need to soften the clay with your hands before rolling.
 

Step 2: Roll small pieces of clay and bake

Roll the accent color clay in between your hands to create small, thin logs. They don’t have to be perfect! Place them on a baking sheet and bake at 230 degrees Fahrenheit for 2 minutes. This will harden the clay slightly to make the next step easier.
 

Step 3: Slice the small logs of clay

Use the clay blade to cut the logs into thin slices. Again, this doesn’t have to be perfect.
 

Step 4: Chop up the slices

Use the clay slicer to roughly cut up the small slices of clay. Keep the sizes varied and make sure not to over cut to the point where it looks like powder.
 

Step 5: Sprinkle clay pieces onto the base clay

Sprinkle clay pieces onto the base clay. If you are using more than one color, sprinkle one color at a time to have more control over the placement.
 

Step 6: Gently press the clay pieces into the base clay

Place parchment paper over the clay and gently slide the rolling pin over the surface so that the clay pieces sink into the base clay.
 

Step 7: Cut shape out of the clay

Use the clay blade to cut your desired shape out of the clay. For accuracy, draw and cut out a template on a piece of parchment paper and use that as a guide for cutting. Tip: Straight angles are the easiest to cut.
 

Step 8: Bake

Peel off the template and place the clay with the parchment paper still on the bottom in the oven and bake at 230 degrees Fahrenheit for about 20 minutes (or per the instructions on your polymer clay package). Once baked, the clay should come right off of the parchment paper. Note: Polymer clay isn’t food safe. We recommend using it for decorative purposes only.
 

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About the Author

Amy Kim is the founder of Homey Oh My, a DIY and lifestyle blog. With a passion for minimal and modern design, Amy shares simple tutorials and design-minded stories on interiors, style, and travel. She currently calls Los Angeles home.