Here is another way you can make coasters for Christmas gifts. This is a super simple project and makes a great gift. I've come up with a gift box for them, too, to give the presentation a 'wow' factor.
Go to your local store that sells tiles (I got these at Lowe's.) and choose tumbled marble --- 4" square tiles. Pick through the box and find the smoothest ones possible.
I make these gifts up in sets of 4.
Stamp images onto the tiles with Craft Ink. I used Chocolate Chip. The super great thing about this project is that if you make a mistake, you can wipe off the wet ink with a baby wipe and stamp it again when it dries.
Place adhesive-backed felt pads onto the back of the tiles after baking, to protect furniture. (I got these at Lowe's, too.) I used 1" circles.
I wanted to make these look really nice for giving as gifts, so I designed a box for them.
Cut a 10" square of CS. I used Cherry Cobbler. Score at 3" and 7." Cut slits up to first fold line on opposite sides, as shown.
Glue opposite side the same way.
Make a lid for your box with a window sheet. Cut an 8" square from a window sheet. Score at 2" and 6." Fold. Cut and fold in, just as the CS pieces for the bottom of the box. To hold it together, I just used 1 piece of tape on each side. This will not show because it will be under the ribbon.
For stamping on the tiles, I used 3 stamp sets --- 1 for each of the 3 sets of coasters:
Sweet Floral (background stamp)
Many of our stamp sets would look great for a project like this one. Explore the catalog and see what you'd like to try on your project.
The Simply Scored tool is perfect for this project. I don't know how I lived without it!!!
Now you can see how easy it is to make the tile coasters --- and super fun! Before you go out to shop for your tiles, I want you to add another item to your shopping list. Get a few of the 1" tiles, too. They come with a mesh backing in about 12" square sheets so if you buy just 1 sheet, you'll have quite a few tiles to use for your projects. Just pull a square off the mesh backing when you're ready to use it in your project.
Try this for an idea:
Tip: Be sure to attach the clothespin with the side up that will hold your recipe card. The open end at the bottom acts as a 'stand' to stand up your cute little tile.
Have fun with this project and let me know how yours turns out.