Stamped Tile Coasters




By Noreen Doll.

I love the country look of these stamped tile coasters.

When I bought this country stamp set from Rubbernecker Stamps, I couldn’t wait to use them.

And they were so quick and easy to make, as well as inexpensive. They make a lovely gift for almost anyone.

When I made this set for a gift, I liked it so much I ended up making another set for myself.

The tiles are easy to find at Home Depot or Lowes and come in a large choice of colors.

Materials

4 Tumbled Tile Coasters

Cork for the bottom side

Staz-On Ink – Dark Brown

Rubber Stamps

Directions

1. Wipe the top of the coaster with some vinegar on a paper towel. This removes any oil or dusty residue.

Wipe the top again with a damp paper towel to remove the vinegar. Let dry.

2. Ink your chosen stamp and carefully stamp the tile. Press down firmly all over the stamp.

If you get any ink where you don’t want it, it can be easily removed while it is damp.

Set the tile aside to dry and stamp the rest of the tiles.

3. The irregularities in the tiles may cause some of the design to not stamp on the tile. To me, this is part of the charm of that kind of tile.

Notice the door didn’t stamp clearly in the middle of the house.

If you don’t like the result, just use an alcohol dampened paper towel and wipe off the design. Let dry and try again.

Turn the tile and stamp in a different direction.

4. If you are making more than one set of coasters, finish all the sets before proceeding.

Set the Color.

5. Line a cookie sheet (or 2 cookie sheets if you are doing a lot) with aluminum foil.

Lay the stamped tile coasters out on the cookie sheet(s) in a single layer. The sides can touch if necessary.

6. Put the cookie sheets in a cold oven.

Turn the oven on to 200 degrees and the tiles will heat gradually as the oven does.

7. After the oven reaches 200 degrees, leave it at that temperature for 20 to 30 minutes.

Then turn the oven off, leave the door shut, and let the tiles cool gradually as the oven cools.

8. When the tiles are completely cool, take them outside and spray them with clear acrylic. I prefer the matte finish to the shiny finish, but you can use either.

Hold the spray at least 12 inches away and spray very lightly, in case it might make the color run. Let dry.

9. Spray a second coat of acrylic to be sure it is sealed, and dry thoroughly.

10. Use a Sharpie to sign and date the back of the stamped tile coasters. After it’s dry I usually spray a light coat of acrylic over the signature to seal it.

11. Cut a square of cork slightly smaller than the coaster.

Use E6000 to glue the cork to the bottom of the coaster. I do this outside.

12. Stack the set of stamped tile coasters and tie a matching ribbon around it.

Tips

If you decide you don’t like your stamped design or if you make a goof, remove it with an alcohol damp paper towel, let the tile dry, and start again.

Instead of a large square of cork, you could use small squares or circles on just the corners of the underside of the coasters.

Noreen Doll

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Comments

  1. Wow, I need to try this. These are fabulous!

  2. This is so lovely and unique! I love it :-)

  3. I like this idea. I have made other coaster but, I have not tried this idea.

  4. What a clever gift idea! (If you plan to do this often, consider heading to your local Habitat for Humanity Restore. They sell leftover tiles from building projects for less than 50% of the original cost.) I love the stamps you chose. Thank you so much for visiting and adding your idea to the Thanksgiving Treats and Fall Fun Linky Party. I’m one of your co-hosts from OneCreativeMommy.com. If you linked up from one of the other co-host sites, I hope you’ll stop by my site for a visit.

  5. What a great idea! This will be fun to try! Thanks for posting this.

  6. Sweet coasters….I love the stamps you used! :D

  7. Homa Style is having a Simple Holiday Gift Idea Link Party.
    Your tile coasters would be perfect as a holiday gift idea. Please join the link party at Homa Style. Here’s the link http://homastyle.com/wp/2012/10/31/simple-holiday-gift-ideas/ Hope to see you there!

  8. These are lovely stamps and a great way to use them!

  9. I love the tiles you made. Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Mondays Linky party.

  10. The coasters are really nice and what great stamps you used. very creative and unique! Thanks for sharing your inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

  11. Great project – can’t wait to try it! Joining from Inspire Me Monday – http://allthoseartsygirls.blogspot.com/

  12. Another great gift idea from you. Love that. Keep them coming. :D
    p

  13. Great gift idea. I have a ton of rubber stamps I could use and I have the stazon ink. Thank you for sharing your tutorial at my Our Favorite Things Link Party.

  14. What a sweet gift idea! I would be honored if you linked this on my blog up at the Ginger Jamboree Link Party!!

  15. Lovely coasters and yes they would make a great gift!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

  16. I love the way the coasters turned out. It is such a personalized gift or piece for your own home. Thank you for sharing on Artsy Play Wednesday on Capri + 3.

    : 0 ) Theresa

  17. Those are super cute, great job!
    -Melanie

    P.S. I’m hosting a $50 Shabby Apple Giveaway on my blog, you should come check it out!
    http://meandmr.com/post/35113285949/shabby-apple-50-giveaway

  18. These are so great! Would love it if you linked up on my blog hop http://www.w-t-fab.com/search/label/bloghop. Also let me know if you’d like to follow each other!

  19. Love this idea for gifts, thanks for the inspiration…would love to make this with a lighthouse design!
    -Heather Joy

  20. Love this project, and happy to learn about staz on ink and oven setting! thanks for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday!

  21. HI,

    I am your newest follower and was hoping that you would follow me back!

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    Thanks,
    Sarah

  22. These coasters came out so cute. I love them. Thanks so much for sharing with Adorned From Above.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

  23. Very cute! Love this kind of personalized gift for the holidays-thanks for sharing!
    xxx
    Kim @ Too Much Time On My Hands

  24. What a great idea for a gift! They are super cute and look easy to make. Great idea. Thanks for sharing at Mom’s Library.

  25. These are sooo adorable..and what a great gift!
    Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party!
    xoxo
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

  26. I love unique tile coasters. This is a great idea.

  27. What a fun and simple project! This would be a great gift. Thanks for sharing at I Made It! Monday. Can’t wait to see what you link up this week.

  28. They’re beautiful. Thank you for sharing it on our blog at the Wednesday linky party!

  29. Tara@Tales of a Trophy WIfe says:

    I love the country motifs. People will be happy to be on your gift list:)

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