half-marathon bib coaster I made for my husband and the second set was the monogrammed coasters I made for a girl friend who was retiring. I purchased these tiles at Habitat for Humanity's ReStore but you can find them for really reasonable at HomeDepot or Lowes.
I love how each description was a representation of each child and my mom knew immediately which coaster was from which grandchild.
- Marble tiles (unsealed)
- StazOn permanent ink stamp - This permanent stamp can be purchased at Michael's for around $7 (I believe) and if you use a coupon you can get it for 40% less.
- Vinyl or stickers to use as template
- Sponge brush
MethodThere are many ways you can do this craft. I designed and cut the templates out of vinyl with my Cricut, but you can use stickers from the dollar store or even stamps to make them.
I started off by cleaning the tiles with a damp cloth. When I purchased them, they seem to have a powder all over them.
Once dry, I stuck the vinyl directly to the tile. I placed the vinyl in different locations and directions on the tiles so they were more whimsical.
|Don't judge the how dirty my toaster over is...I use it for everything!|
I baked my tiles in my toaster oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Once the time was up, I turned off the toaster oven and let them cool in there. They retain the heat for a long time so please be careful.
Also, don't venture too far away when they are baking just in case your tiles do not like to be heated. Just be careful and aware!
After they were cooled, I put rubber stoppers from the dollar store on the back. I have used the soft felt ones before but found they slid off tables really easily. So these work much better!
So that is it. Simple, easy, cheap but most importantly personal gift idea!
What do you think..do you see the possibilities with this? Mother's day gift, father's day gift, teacher gifts...really you could give these for so many different occasions.