When I think of the fall season two things usually pop into my head. One of those things being pumpkins and the other being foxes. More specifically, I think of pumpkin drinks and fox home décor!
Now if you go into any type of craft store or home décor store, you're bound to find at least one fox home décor item. Since the fall season is right around the corner, I've noticed more fox theme items creeping their way out onto store shelves. Even though all of these fox items are really cute, they can sometimes be a bit expensive. In an effort to save my money (for more craft supplies) I thought it would be funnier and cheaper to create my own fox home décor item!
So today I'm combing my love of both foxes and pumpkin drinks to create a cute set of fox coasters!
The coasters that I'll be making today are made from oven bake clay. Oven bake clay is a great product to use when you're wanting to create a functional item (like coasters) but don't want to wait (like when your using air clay) for the clay to ''dry out''. When using oven baked clay, there are few things that you should keep in mind. Below I wrote out a few tips to help make your clay coasters turn out amazing!
Tip 1: Follow the directions on the type clay that you are using for your project. For example, don't try to speed up the drying the time by baking at a higher temperature. Make sure you bake at the temperature that your clay is designed for.
Tip 2: Make sure to cover and clean your work surface before working with your clay. This will help to protect your work surface and help to insure that nothing gets ''trapped'' in your clay (like small pieces of glitter) while you're working with it.
Tip 3: To avoid air bubbles from appearing in your final clay pieces, make sure that you don't ''fold'' your clay constantly (while working with it) because it will trap air. Now folding a couple of times won't hurt but just be sure that you don't ''over work'' your clay.
After I baked my clay, I did notice a few air bubbles. This didn’t bother me that much, since I know that most of time my coasters will be covered by drinks. However, I recommend that you watch how many times you're folding your clay so you can get the best result.
To find out how to make your own set of fox coasters just check out the full tutorial below!