Friday, April 9, 2010

tile coasters

Last month I was asked to teach a craft class at my church but had no idea what to make. My friend Megan, gave me this link for tile coasters and I was thrilled. They are so cute and so easy. And let's face it, me and easy are BFFs. You can make these coasters in about 5 minutes, they are cheap, and they make great gifts. Win-Win-Win.
So take a look at what you need:

I purchased the 4 x 4 agora almond tiles from Lowe's, but you could really do any 4 x 4 tile that is not glossy and isn't to dark for the stamp to show.

All you have to do is stamp any image of your choosing onto the tile with StazOn ink and then let it dry for a few minutes. Then lightly apply a coat of sealer. I chose a glossy finish for mine, but matte would work just as well. Take caution to spray at a far distance and spray lightly otherwise your stamp could run. After the first coat has dried completely I like to add a second coat of sealer.


For the bottom of the tiles you need to use squares of sticky back felt or you could also stick on the circles of felt that are used for the bottom of legs on chairs. This way your coasters won't scratch any surfaces. Tie them up with a ribbon and you have one adorable gift (for you or a friend!)

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28 Responses to “tile coasters”

Ms Leaney said...

These are so lovely. I made some similar tiles years ago and they have lasted forever - I use them as decorative tiles and I place little things on them like little Italian dishes, crystals, whatever. You have inspired me to make some more sometime!

Brandi @ Frugal Farmhouse said...

these are adorable! thank you for sharing, I think i'll make some for christmas presents!!

onelittlemonkey said...

These are awesome! I will definitely be making some of these!

Katie said...

I did these with my kids for Christmas gifts and I let them draw with Sharpies on travertine tiles. I also stamped but did not use StazOn and it worked out wonderfully. Still finished it all with a clear coat spray.

Shelby said...

I have been wanting to try making these for awhile now, yours look awesome! Hmmm, sometime I will get around to them :)

Dalovely Damanda said...

what an adorable idea for a gift! Love it!

Elsa said...

oh my goodness! what a lovely way to make coasters! I love it! thanks for sharing!

Midwestern Gone Idahoan said...

I really like this!!! So easy and fun!!! I am already starting to collect ideas for Christmas!!!! Thanks!!

Happy Friday!!

Lisa said...

I love these and they look super easy. I saved leftover tile from our fireplace remodel and I knew that one day I would come up with a way to use it!

Atticelf said...

I had no ideas those were so easy. Love that HA stamp - it's on my wish list. (Along with a few thousand others...)

Linda said...

What a very cool gift. Love it
Thank you
Linda in Stanwood

Jennifer said...

Love this! Thanks for sharing!

Crafty Batches said...

So simple, yet so beautiful! I'll definitely be making some of these as gifts. Thank you for sharing!

Kami @ Sweet Charli... said...

Hey girls! I love this project. Just an FYI, I gave you a Sunshine Award over on my blog, because of your inspiration to me!! Check it out sweetcharli.blogspot.com!!

Tracey said...

Love it!! Who knew they were so easy. I must add that to my to do list! Thanks and I love your blog!

Nikki said...

So cute! What a great gift idea.

LissyLou said...

what a lovely idea....great for gifts!

Nicole Hatfield said...

soooooooooooo cute!

Sew It To Me said...

That is a great idea and so easy. Thanks for sharing!

Keri said...

We have used the Stazon ink but not a sealant and they still have turned out nice. Also, if you want a nice smooth cork piece for the back--head to the automotive store! They sell rolls of really thin cork that works perfectly! I think it gives them a more polished look that way.

Kitty said...

Very beautiful coasters! :)

Katy said...

What a smart unique idea! Will have to try this when I have a place of my own. Thank you!

Keri Lee Sereika said...

so beautiful!

She-Ra said...

Hi - These are totally cute! Think this would work with baby handprints? Or would the Stayzon be dangerous to get on little hands? Thanks!

Janet D. said...

I love this project! I would love to do this sometime with my ladies' group at church. I have been trying to work on a scrapping blog for newbies at http://scrapbook4newbies.blogspot.com/

Hopefully one day, I will get as good as you!

A Slice of Dansie said...

Love IT!! Now if I can just find the time to make some :)

thewife08 said...

I'm going to make these coasters and pair them with some bar glasses for Christmas gifts.

Sophie Verga said...

I always love to make these for gifts for family!

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