How to Make Stamped Tumbled Tile Coasters

Here’s a very simple project that makes a much appreciated gift. Stamped tumbled tile coasters are practical and pretty.  One year I made these for just about everybody for Christmas, and they were a big hit. (Well, anyway, everyone seemed to like them… )

How to make stamped tumbled tile coasters

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Supplies needed: 

(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.
  • Stazon ink pad(s)- Mustard, Pumpkin
  • Cork coasters or felt (for the bottom)

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.

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  1. Very cute! I would love for you to share these at our Pinteresting Link party tomorrow! herestohandyandy.blogspot.com

  2. Great tutorial – I'm always looking for good ideas for Christmas! Thanks also for stopping by my blog.

  3. What a great idea and so very lovely too! These certainly would be great gifts — who can't use pretty coasters?!
    BTW – thanks for your sweet comment on my blog!

  4. This is such a great idea! I found your site through the sasse life sunday social. I am your newest follower. I hope you get an opportunity to stop by TheStuffofSuccess and say hello. Have a terrific week. Athena

  5. Thanks for visiting this morning! Newest follower on Linky, Twitter, and Pinterest. I am loving these coasters! I will have to see what stamps I have and make some for Christmas gifts!


  6. I bought some tumbled tiles with the intention of mod podging but I think this idea is much better- and I have some stamps I haven't used in forever! Love it! Following you on pinterest! Thanks for stopping by Pinner Takes All!

  7. What a great idea, Pam! I think I might give this a try! I always hesitate to do tutorials on blogs, because I'm not very skillful with my hands :/, hehe.

    Thanks a lot for dropping by today! Hope you're having a fun week ;D.


  8. Stopping by again to tell you I am linking up to this great post in my post for tomorrow. You solved my problem in my quest to make coasters. Tumbled not ceramic- had been working with ceramic all week and it was an epic fail.

  9. Pam. I love these. I am going to pin the image. And the soccer cupcake wasn't my favorite either (personally love the monkeys!) though it took forever and I was proud of my non-artsy self for making soccer balls on cupcakes! Let me know when you are not too busy and would like to be a mentor mom.

  10. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop. Your participation helps make it a success.I'm sorry I am slow to visit I am fighting a nasty head cold and my time on the computer has been limited.Wishing you a beautiful day .xo

  11. I love these and we have a ton of left over tiles that I didn't know what to do with! Thanks so much for the idea!!

  12. Cool project!! I love this idea! I think we still have a bunch of leftover tiles from when we did our kitchen backsplash.

  13. Those are great!! What a perfect gift idea for that person that wants something different. Thank you for sharing with us at the #HomeMattersParty

  14. I love the tiles you chose for your coasters. They look rustic and perfect for the Fall leaf stamps. Cute idea! #HomeMattersParty

  15. I must have close to two complete boxes of tumbled stone tiles from a kitchen re-do and just keep moving them from shelf to shelf because I did not know what to do with them. This post 100% answers that question for me! Visiting you from Thursday Favorite Things linkup 🙂

  16. I love this idea for drink coasters, especially for gift ideas. So pretty for fall and my mind is going to all the seasons, especially the upcoming holiday season.

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