You will need:
A set of tiles. I used Travertine 4x4 tiles that I got in a pack at Home Depot for $3.78
A stamp of your choice (I had mine on hand)
A waterproof stamp pad - color of your choice (I used black)
1 can of spray sealer $3.00
A length of twine
Felt pads for the bottom of each coaster - I bought a pack of 24 for $1.00 at the dollar store
Ok are you ready!?
Step 1 - If your tiles are in a pack like mine, remove them from the plastic.
Step 2 - I wiped mine off, you don't have to but I did as mine felt sandy
Step 3 - Open your stamp pad
Step 4 - Take your stamp, push it onto the stamp pad then stamp it onto your tile.
I placed mine in a random pattern; you could try it out on a piece of paper first to see where you like it or just go for it! You can use more than one stamp per piece of tile - let your imagination fly! Don't worry about being precise or getting the ink even - I really like the worn look.
Step 5 - Stamp all of your tiles and sit them out to dry, a minute or two is good enough.
Step 6 - Spray each tile with the sealer. Now you don't have to do this step; the waterproof ink from the stamp pad should be good. I sprayed mine because Travertine is absorbent. I then let the spray dry.
Step 7 - Put a felt pad on the bottom corner of each tile (you'll use 4 for each tile)
I tied mine with a piece of jute twine as they are going to be a gift.
So for less than $10.00 I made these and now that I've got all the items I just need to buy more tile to make more for an even cheaper price.
Options I have thought of since I made these:
- Using wood
- Using porcelain tile
- Using porcelain tile and painting them with chalkboard paint
What do you think?
Here is a teaser for next week... wait till you see what I made out of this!
Until next week,
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