Hand Stamped Tile Coaster Tutorial

Ever since we remodeled our bathroom six years ago, I’ve been using sample tiles as coasters on my nightstand. They match the style of my home and they are quite sturdy.  But somehow, something was missing.  They didn’t look intentional.  So, I decided to change that.  With a little bit of cork and a hand stamp I created a finished coaster that has a bit of purpose and pizazz.

Hand Stamped Coasters Here are the supplies I used to make the coasters:

Travertine Tiles


E6000 Craft Glue

Clear Stamps

Acrylic Block for Stamps

Stazon Ink Pad

Minwax Finishing Paste (not shown)

Coaster Supplies The stone tiles I used were from Home Depot.  They come in a pack of 9 for $5.00.  The tiles are pretty dusty so, before starting, it’s a good idea to wash them with a clean rag.

In addition, some of the tiles are a lot more porous than others.  The hand stamps work best on those tiles with less pores, especially if there is a very specific pattern.  So, you may want to buy a couple packages of tiles so you can pick and choose which tiles will work best.

Wash Tiles

To protect my furniture from scratching, I decided to put a backing on the coasters.  I had a roll of cork from a previous project, which I thought would do the trick.  I cut the cork in 3 1/2″ squares.  Then, I brushed E6000 craft clue along all four sides of the tile.  (Be sure to use an old brush that you dedicate to glue projects.)

Apply Glue to Cork After pressing the cork on the back of the tile, it looked like this.

Cork Backing on Tile Coaster

After I had chosen my design, I placed the clear stamp securely on the acrylic block, pressed the stamp on the ink pad, and then stamped the tile.  It’s important to use the Stazon brand of ink pad.  It’s a permanent ink that won’t bleed.  ( I bought my stamp supplies at Michael’s Craft Store.)

Stamp Tile This is what the tile looked like after I stamped it.  This was one of the more porous tiles, but this design was pretty forgiving.

Tile Stamped Some of the ink is uneven, but I think that adds to the “Old World” feel.  At least that’s what I’m telling myself.  These are the two designs I chose for my project.

Tile Designs Finally, to seal and protect the ink, I applied a thin coat of Minwax Finishing Paste to the top of each tile.

Apply Minwax to Tile This was such a quick, easy, and cheap project.  I really love how they turned out.

Tile Coasters as Gifts They also make excellent hostess gifts!

Linking To:

Mad in Crafts, The Frugal Girls, Jennifer Rizzo, The Shabby Nest, Ladybird Ln., Simply Designing, Kitchen Fun with my 3 Sons, 504 Main, One Artsy Mama, Craftionary, Love and Laundry, The Grant Life, Create Craft Love, One Project Closer, Crafty Scrappy Happy, French Country Cottage

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