Monday, December 26, 2011

December 26, 2011: Tumbled Marble Tiles

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Every year, I make a handmade gift for each of our family groups. I always try to choose something that Jeff can have a part of as well, so this year we decided to do tile coasters. All members of both of our families are very outdoorsy, so that usually works for all. :)

Coasters are very simple to make. Just make sure you buy the unglazed tumbled marble tiles from your local hardware store - they usually come in a box of 9 for around $3. Wipe the dust off, and when dry stamp whatever images you like directly onto the tiles in Jet Black Staz-On Ink. That's it!

For my outdoorsy tiles, I used mostly retired Stampin' Up! sets - Fishin', Fly Fishing, Yukon, Wildlife, and Pines. the only current set I used is Lovely as a Tree; I love this set as it is so versatile!

The backs of the tiles are very rough, so we bought 1/4" thick cork tiles, which Jeff cut into squares and we glued on the back. As a stack of four tied with twine and embellished with a store bought ornament and a handmade tag, they made a very elegant, finished gift.

1 comment:

  1. What a fabulous gift to receive. These tiles look wonderful! Thanks for sharing your instructions and information. Hope you and yours had a wonderful Christmas and all the best for 2012!


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