I recently was given/borrowed from my parents their espresso maker, and have become completely into having a shot of espresso in the morning. I finally purchased little white espresso mugs (you can find them here), but the saucers that accompanied them were a little too plain. I wanted something I could switch them out for with a little bit more personality – so instead of hunting them down online, I figured out a way to make them. Here’s how you can create your own teacup saucers at home.
Gather supplies. You’ll need: a block of white Sculpey clay, a cookie cutter in desired size, mugs you’ll be fitting saucers to, and Scupley glass glaze.
Flatten out Sculpey until about 1/4″ thick. Make sure surface is flat with no cracks, and nice and clean.
Stamp cookie cutter onto rolled out clay and tear off outside edges. Lift up cookie cutter carefully, making sure not to touch the molded clay. Stamp the cup down onto the middle of the saucer to create an imprint where the cup will sit. Make sure to press down evenly and firmly, so the ring will be the same depth all the way around. If the saucers don’t automatically pop up on the sides, very gently fold them up around the saucer using your hands. Smooth out any imperfections this step may have created.
Bake at 275 degrees F for 15 minutes. Allow to cool completely, and then cover both sides with glaze.
Once covered with the glaze, saucers can get wet, but I suggest not submerging them in water. If beverage does spill onto them, simply wipe them off with a damp cloth to clean. Brew some espresso, and enjoy!