Here’s a very simple project that makes a much appreciated gift. One year I made these for just about everybody for Christmas, and they were a big hit. (Well, anyway, everyone seemed to like them… )
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The products I’ve linked to are similar to, but may not be exactly what I used.
Tumbled tiles (unglazed) – I got mine at a home improvement store.
Rubber stamps The one I’ve linked to is bigger than the one I used. I used 2 smaller ones.
Here’s what to do:
- Take an unglazed tumbled tile (very inexpensive at Home Depot, Lowes, etc.) and stamp with Stazon ink. Stazon is a permanent ink that comes in a lot of different colors.
- After stamping, many people recommend that you heat set the ink by placing the coaster in a 300-350 degree oven for about 10-15 minutes. I didn’t do this, but I’m thinking the designs may last longer if heated.
- Add some felt or a cork coaster to the bottom of the tile to finish it off.
I tied together sets of 4 with organza ribbon for gifts.
You can really get creative with this. Break out the quote stamps, verses, etc. and make a coordinated set. Or maybe some Christmas coasters. The fall leaves would be a nice hostess gift at Thanksgiving.
Have fun, and let me know how it goes!
This does not show any tiles, but I got mine at a home improvment store.
The products below are similar, but may not be exactly the same as the ones in the project. The leaf stamp in the link below is bigger than mine. I used 2 smaller ones.