Not my idea...not my idea! This idea is all over Pinterest but I was actually introduced to them by my friend, Christine (crafter extraordinaire!) when she made a set of these wonderful tumbled tile coasters for our friend Cyndi whose birthday is coming up soon. (It's ok, she's already given them to her!....I'm not spoiling the surprise! :))
Basically Christine picked up a few of these 4x4 tiles at Home Depot or Lowes and then stamped on them with Stazon inks. She then sealed each tile and put some little bumper feet on the back so they won't scratch up the furniture.
Here is Christine's version:
I thought....well, cool beans....I CAN DO THAT! So off to Home Depot I went and found the tiles...the are about $4 for 9 of them and I picked up some felt pads for about $3.
I wiped them off well to get the extra dust off them and then stamped them. The Stazon dries quickly...and without smearing! Easy Peasy!
I researched them and found one blog that said if you are using the porous tiles and Stazon ink you do not need to seal. The tiles were placed in a tub of water and scrubbed and the Stazon "stayed on"! :)
So I chose not to steal those I made. I think these just make a really cute and inexpensive little gift. Or maybe I'll keep a set for myself. You can never have too many coasters, can you???
Here's my version:
I tied 4 together with a little ribbon and viola! Giftie!
I think I'll go make a few more....these could be my new POP TARTS! (To read how coasters relate to Pop Tarts you can read the story HERE.)
PS The stamps used here were from Close to My Heart.