Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Tile Coasters

Looking for another way to hand make a Christmas gift? Just purchase some plain tiles at a local hardware store, and use Staz-On ink and your favorite stamp sets to dress them. Here are just a few of the ones I have made. In two days I was able to make 80 coasters, that is the amount of tile that comes in one box. 40 of them were made with stamped images, and another 40 were made using Designer Series Paper. I packaged them in groups of four. I will show some of the ones made with Designer Series Paper tomorrow
Made four of each ot these two designs

Made four of each of these two designs
These four went as a set.

These four went as a set

Tied with ribbon to keep them secure and easy way to package.
To make the tile coasters, I first cleaned each tile off to make sure there were no oils or dirt on them.  I then took my stamps and using StazOn Ink, I stamped on my images and left them dry overnight.  I then sealed them by using a clear acrylic sealer that I purchased at a local craft store.  I sprayed on two light coats, waiting about an hour in between each one.  After the sealer was dry, I turned them over and put little felt pads in the corners.  I then tied them up in pretty ribbon.  So simple, but yet a really nice gift not just for Christmas, but for any occasion. 
The following Stampin' Up! products were used: (current products listed only)
Ink:  Black StazOn #101406
Stamp Sets:  Serene Silhouettes #127322 wood or #127324, Evergreen #127970 or #127973 clear (Holiday Mini), Day of Gratitude #120835 wood or #121148 clear,  By the Seashore #126530 wood or #126532 clear, Elements of Style #118611 wood or #120045 clear, Happy Hour #126640 wood or #126642 clear, More Merry Messages #126400 wood or #126402 clear


Sierra Crafter said...

Love your coasters! Thank you for sharing the recipe. I think I know what I'm going to do for my sister for Christmas.

Patti said...

Great gift ideas Eileen. And the possibilities seem endless. TFS