Stamped Coasters

18 May

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For my sister-in-law’s bridal shower, I wanted to make her a gift that was personal and would help kick start her home. I came up with the idea to do custom monogrammed coasters. Allow me to show you how I made stamped coasters-
Stamped Coasters

First of all, supplies you’ll need:

  • A box of tumbled tiles (Home Depot and Lowes carries them but I found mine at a discount flooring store, 25 for 99 cents!) Mine are tavertine tiles (for a rustic look), some have a shiny slick top.I’ve tried both, they both work, so it’s whatever you prefer. If you use shiny finished tiles you won’t need to wash them but if you’re using the tavertine rustic ones you’ll need to rinse and pat dry because they are pretty dusty
Box Of Tumbled Tile- Stamped Coasters


  • StazOn Ink Pad, if you’re going to use stamps especially. I used my vinyl machine and made stencils instead of buying stamps so really I could have used any permanent ink.They come in many different colors but I used “Timber Brown” because i wanted it to semi match the tone of the tile
  • Stamps- or a vinyl machine ha ha. I cut out the pattern in vinyl then “weeded” out the opposite of what you’d usually weed for vinyl projects. That way the image/design i wanted would be in ink
  • Clear Acrylic Sealer- Mine is by Tree House Studio but only because it was cheapest. It says “High Gloss” on it but I have to be honest, it’s not very high gloss. More semi-gloss. The important thing to remember when buying this is to make sure it says it’s permanent coating for a water-resistant seal
  • Felt or Thin Cork (i used felt, but you can buy thin cork at Hobby Lobby or Michael’s)
  • Glue ( to glue on felt or cork bottoms. I used hot glue because I was working with felt but if you use cork you’ll want something like E-6000)
If you are using stamps, this next step doesn’t hardly apply to you. Just simply take your stamp, dab it in the ink, and apply it to the tile. Allow it to dry for at least 30 minutes (especially if using polished finished tile). I used my vinyl so here’s what I did:
These are some of the images I used (the person I’m making these for is into the beachy theme):

Image Ideas - Stamped Coasters


I cut these out in vinyl and weeded out the parts I wanted to show in ink, creating a stencil in adhesive vinyl form. I stuck the vinyl stencil onto the tile (i used beige vinyl scraps I had laying around so you can’t exactly tell what is vinyl and what is tile in the pictures, my apologies). I turned my stamp pad upside down and stamped the vinyl, then using a foam brush spread around the ink.

Use Vinyl For A Stencil- Stamped Coasters
Used Vinyl for a stencil- Stamped Coasters


I was really anxious to see if it worked so I peeled the vinyl right away, and it worked! I waited to weed out the middle vinyl until it dried though.

Stamped Coasters
Stamped Coasters
Once I was absolutely certain they were dry, I was ready to glue on the felt bottom. I cut out squares to fit the bottom, and glued:
Felt bottom coasters


I think next time I might do the cork, just because the felt does make it look more homemade.

Lastly, seal it. 

waterproof sealer

The sealer is important because it is water-resistant. I had to put a couple coats on just because I was anal about making sure it was evenly sprayed on. It takes about an hour to dry, but read the can because they have certain instructions for it. I kept walking away and coming back to put more coats on. The flash of my camera left a shine on the tile, but when you’re holding the coasters they aren’t glossy, they are just semi-shined feeling. I’m going to make a couple more just because it was SO fun and too cool.
I did monogram for her too, more formal:

Stamped Coasters

21 Responses to “Stamped Coasters”

  1. AmieAnn November 3, 2010 at 8:20 am #

    I LOVE these! What a wonderful idea.. and what a great bargain! Thanks so much for linking up to the Pink Hippo Party!

  2. Marie @ Sally Lee by the Sea November 15, 2010 at 6:55 pm #

    Those are very, very cute – I love them!

    I’m dropping by from Metamorphosis Monday.

    Hope you have a great week.


  3. Tammy@ Not Just Paper and Glue November 15, 2010 at 7:06 pm #

    What a really cute idea!Great gift too 🙂

  4. Linda@Coastal Charm November 15, 2010 at 8:50 pm #

    These are soooo CUTE…hop over and show them off at my NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS PARTY…hope to see ya there:)


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  5. Fuzzy Slippers November 15, 2010 at 11:04 pm #

    These are great! I’ve seen this before, but you are the only one who has given such great directions!!! Thank sooooo much!!! I’ve been wanting to try these and with your great tut, I feel uber confident to give it a go. 🙂

  6. DANA November 17, 2010 at 12:12 am #

    That is awesome! I would love for you to come link up at our Strut Your Stuff Party!

  7. Chris and Katie November 17, 2010 at 7:13 am #

    Hey! Those are mine! THEY MAKE LOVELY GIFTS! Thanks Mandy! We use them all the time!

  8. Creative Decor by Brooke November 17, 2010 at 6:16 pm #

    I absolutely love the monogram ones. The would make great gifts for hardly any money. Wow!

  9. Chelsea December 1, 2010 at 8:31 pm #

    I love these! You did a great job! The monograms are such a fun way to personalize a gift.. and they’re really snazzy. 😉

    Thanks for sharing!


  10. Colleen @ MuralMaker&More January 27, 2011 at 2:39 am #

    Very cute, and such a great tutorial. Thanks for all the tips!

    Please join us this weekend at Passion for Paint and link up your project! Links open Friday night @ 6 pm PST.

  11. Christina {The Tattered Tag} May 20, 2011 at 8:48 pm #

    Hey There~

    You make these look so easy & fun to make! Thanks for linking another great project to my K.I.S.S. blog bash last week. Looking forward to seeing what you share this coming Sunday. 🙂


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  12. ms.composure March 9, 2012 at 8:29 pm #

    stumbled onto your blog and just wanted to leave you a little blog luv! Def enjoyed reading this post!! def a very creative idea!

  13. Liz @ Sixth Street Sunshine March 11, 2012 at 11:43 pm #

    What a great idea! I have so many ink pads – this would be a great thing to do with them before it dries up! I saw your link up on Nifty Thrifty Things and just wanted to say what a great idea this is!

  14. Sarah March 12, 2012 at 9:54 pm #

    love this!!! such a great idea.

    I would love for you to share this at my “Flaunt It Friday” Link Party @

    Looking forward to more posts,

  15. theblondelawyer March 13, 2012 at 1:33 am #

    Such a great idea! I never thought about using vinyl! Will definitely be giving some coaster gifts this year.

  16. Michelle March 13, 2012 at 2:38 am #

    These would make super fun gifts! Thanks for linking up at DIY Thrifty Thursday! You’ve been featured! 🙂 Hope to see you again this week. Stop by and grab an I was featured button.


  17. Serendipity and Spice March 13, 2012 at 4:20 am #

    Fantastic tutorial! I love the flip flop ones! Hope you’ll stop by and link up:

  18. Becolorful March 18, 2012 at 5:29 pm #

    Now you are the consummate bargain shopper. I’m impressed. 😀 Fun project. Thanks for linking this up to BeColorful

  19. Amanda @ Ninth Street Notions April 2, 2012 at 4:05 am #

    Thanks for sharing at I Made It! Monday. These turned out really great. Can’t wait to see what you have this next week.

  20. Onna April 12, 2012 at 10:34 pm #

    I will have to try this idea! Thanks for sharing!

  21. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. April 16, 2012 at 5:52 pm #

    What a great gift idea!

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