Coasters...101

Want to make your own coasters? I did a post like this when I first started blogging and it was so much fun. I have so many new friends now and Im not sure all of you have the hours to spend looking at my boring post after post. So here you go! A re-run...

You can pick up these tiles at about any home supply store. I try to find a smooth one. It stamps better.

Get you some of those little felt stickers that you put under your furniture. This will help from scratching your table. If you cant find any just hot glue some felt.

I use this kind of ink and whatever stamps you may have. Make sure your ink is water proof! If not when your tall glass of tea starts to sweat... well your ink will run.

Wipe off any dust or dirt that may be on your tile, dry it good and stamp away! On this nest I went all out and even stamped a edge around the tile...

The rooster and nest are some of my favorites. I also have the letters. They make great gifts for teachers!!!!

Make sure your ink is dry and fix yourself a tall glass of whatever...

Enjoy!

When giving coasters as a gift I tie them up all fancy and add some of my tags. Hope you get a chance to try these...Oh I almost forgot to you this! You can also get those tiles a bit larger I think they are 6x6 and make your own trivet... How cool is that!
*** Jesse's bloodwork came back good. We go back in six weeks for a scan to make sure his spleen is back to normal size. Praise God! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of your prayers and well wishes. I know he is all better now cause he is back on my nerves again.... God is good..ALWAYS~

62 comments:

  1. Cute coasters! I wouldn't have thought to stamp on them. I have access to as many as I want as my hubby is manager at a flooring store. Looks like I need to go and do a little tile shopping.

    So glad to hear that everything is looking good with your son. Anything Medical is so scary. My oldest son when he was 3 got ecoli from Taco Bell and we almost lost him. Scary stuff that can happen to our kids huh?

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  2. Great gift idea! Would make a wonderful hostess gift.

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  3. What a great idea...I have not done much with stamps (my resolve not to but supplies for one MORE craft), but these may change my mind. Great gift idea too..

    PS Glad your son is ok

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  4. Good Morning Miz Susie,
    How funny is this, you posting about coasters when only this past weekend while searching for paint for my YS lamps I picked up some tiles to do the very same thing! I have a stamp collection I never use *sigh* since it's all about home deco/sewing/ys'ing around here and thought this would get me back to my craft room. I looked around my Lobby for the nest stamp without any luck.

    Prayers for your son's continued improving health.

    Have a wonderfully blessed weekend!

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  5. I am so glad that Jesse is feeling better :)

    Those coasters are so pretty! I have never stamped a thing in my life...but now I may have to!

    I used to be a coaster fanatic, very anal...then I had kids...lol...but I still love coasters :)

    Bella

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  6. Oh, I am so glad your son is doing so much better and I know he is too!

    OK, that Miss Priss tassel had to come live here....I no sooner started to read your post and Miss Priss caught my eye.....I think you knew that would have to go live in Lexi's new made-over room.

    I have read all of your posts from the start so I had seen this coaster tutorial before...it is on my (growing longer and longer) list of to do projects. Thanks Susie.

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  7. The coasters are a great idea! And what a great gift! I'm glad your son is doing better. Have a good weekend and stay out of the storm!

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  8. Hi Susie,
    The coaster directions are great! I think I might could do this.

    So glad everything is okay with your son.

    I was checking on you with the storm...you must be far enough inland that you don't have to leave. Hope you and your stay safe!
    Diane

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  9. I'm new to your blog and have never seen this post before. Thanks for sharing it again. It's so simple yet I never thought of using tiles to make coasters. LOVE LOVE LOVE them! And I'm makin' some!Twin2

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  10. What a fantastic gift idea! I think I saw those non-furniture-scratcher-stickers at the dollar tree a couple weeks ago.

    I'm so glad that your kiddo is continuing to make progress with his health.

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  11. Susie~

    I've seen coasters similar to these in stores and they they haven't been cheap. I'm so glad to know that this is a "do it yourself" project. Again, you've given me another project to try! Thanks!!!

    Have a great weekend!
    ~Christy

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  12. Morning, Sweet Susie! Oh, I'm rejoiceing with you this morning about Jesse's good news. I do hope he's feeling better.

    I love these coasters! You are amazing, my pretty little tasseled one!! What can you NOT do? lol
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  13. Loving the coasters, I could do that! So glad to hear Jesse is mending, glad he is getting on your nerves. That's a good thing!
    Stay safe and dry!
    xoxo

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  14. Those are great--and what a good idea for a teacher gift. I'm always on the lookout for those!

    ~ Sarah

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  15. Beautiful! They look like something that was store bought!!

    Glad to hear your son is feeling better.

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  16. Love these and they look so easy to make. Thanks for the tutorial.

    So glad to here that your son is doing well.

    Hugs and have a great long weekend.

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  17. Thank you for the coaster idea. I see a trip to Hobby Lobby and Home Depot in the very near future.

    Glad to hear Jesse is doing better. It's so scary when our kids are sick. :-(

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  18. No...I didn't see this post! I love it! What a great gift for a teacher for the holidays! I will try this one out...Thank you so much! I'm so glad that Jesse is doing good! :) I know how hard that is to deal with...Is he back at school yet? Love,meme

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  19. This is one I will do this weekend! I must find me a rooster stamp....THANK YOU so much for yet another wonderful idea!

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  20. That is such a super idea. I can't wait to share this and make some for Christmas. I am always looking for great coasters. This solved the problem. Thanks for always inspiring us.

    Prayers still to your son.

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  21. What a cute project, mz. Susie. That is a great gift idea..I can see a monogram on those. I may have to look into stamps, I haven't done much of that.

    Glad your son is doing better.

    Rhoda

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  22. First things first...that is such great news about Jesse!

    Now, for the coasters, that is the cutest gift idea! I went to an Uppercase Living party Tuesday night. Have you heard of them? They do the vinyl letters and verses and messages you can stick on your wall or wherever. We all made a coaster that night and I love the idea! Where do you get those stamps? I love the nest one!

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  23. I would ov never thought of something like that. You have such good ideas. My new house next summer will look awesome because of your ideas. Thanks so much for sharing. Much Love Queen Bee!

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  24. I have wanted to try this for quite a while.....I think I am going to have to go to Home Depot. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  25. Love this idea! I think I can even DO this one!!

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  26. Cute project - I'll give it a try.
    Love it as a gift idea.

    Thanks & glad he's feeling better.

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  27. Susie...you have done it again...Shared your ideas again! Thanks for the info on how to make this. Guess I need a notebook so I can write down all these neat ideas that everyone has on their blogs and then I can keep up with what I have done. I think I saw it and yep I admit I have gone through all your post...ok I am not a stalker in the sort of what most are but maybe a stalker of GOOD THINGS! You are so talented!
    Great news about Jesse! Have a great holiday weekend.

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  28. I love that I remember your original post on this. What a fun project!!

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  29. Very, very cute! I really need to do this. I could use some cute coasters around here.

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  30. Thank you for the tutorial! I have some of those tiles somewhere! I bought them for coasters and I misplaced them! So glad your son is feeling better!

    Have a great day!
    Kim

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  31. That was a re-run worth seeing again. I loved them then and I love them now!

    I'm so glad that your son is doing well. Is he back in school yet?

    Have a wonderful holiday weekend my friend. If you get a chance, will you email me? (look at yesterdays comments) I have a weird question that I'd like your opinion on. Thanks!

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  32. Very good idea! Great christmas gifts. Thanks for the repost! Have a great weekend

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  33. Love this idea. Perfect for gifts. I don't suppose you want to gift these to me for Christmas? hehe :-)

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  34. Really enjoyed this post Susie. You are SO creative! Thanks for sharing!

    Glad to hear the positive medical news too. :-)

    Layla
    The Lettered Cottage

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  35. Oh geeeeezz, your email address was right there in front of me!
    Okay, I emailed you!

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  36. FABULOUS! I'll be linking to these today.

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  37. Those are cute I think I'll start working on some Christmas gifts..Thanks!

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  38. Hey Susie,
    Very cute coasters-You know I'm all about the birds nests!

    I'm so happy to hear all is getting better with Jesse-My daughters spleen did the same thing when she had mono.
    I thank God Jesse is starting to get on your nerves too! (I'm laughing here-funny what we are thankful for!)
    Have a Great weekend and try not to get wet! (I'm praying for you!)
    Robin~♥

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  39. HI SUSIE! Hey I am so glad for the good, good news! Jesse, bless his heart is ready for some good news too!
    Love the coasters. I actually read your ENTIRE blog one afternoon and saw this, what a lovely idea. I've used the tags you sent me that you stamped, I just love them!
    Have a lovely, happy day!
    Debbie

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  40. So glad to hear your son is OK. We've had our share of very scary health moments with our baby...Prayers are with you!

    How did you know I needed coasters???? I'm SO going to do this! Thanks for the inspiration!

    ~melody~

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  41. THOSE are darling!!! LOVE them! Love your blog!!!

    Glad all is well with your son!!!

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  42. I always love a good re-run. Glad Jesse's doing better. The only thing better than a good re-run is a good blood test result! Smiles and Hugs, Paula

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  43. That's great news about Jesse! Smiles, JoAnne

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  44. love them!! Thank you so much for sharing this idea!!! Blessings, Nancy

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  45. What a wonderful idea on the coasters. I never would have thought of doing that. They would make great Christmas gifts. Thanks for sharing you ideas with us. I love your coasters. I am going tile shopping tomorrow and water proof ink. lol

    Have a great holiday weekend

    Hugs;
    Alaura

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  46. Hi Susie! I love those coasters! I never saw them before and they're so cute. I NEED some stamps like that. Love them! So glad to hear the good news about Jesse! Hope you all have a great holiday weekend!

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  47. I may have seen this post of yours awhile back....back when I was a lurker and you were too fabulous to approach. lol I LOVE your coasters. The rooster? The nest? So pretty!! You don't have to seal them or anything??? I may also put this idea on my short list for Christmast gifts!

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  48. These look great! Another project to add to my list of projects to do.

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  49. YUMMY! I'm copying this too. ;)

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  50. These are so cute - I really like the nest stamp. Did you get that at Hobby Lobby? :)
    So glad that your son is getting better.
    Have a great weekend!

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  51. I received my pumpkin tassel today and i absolutely love it. I am in awe of how quickly i receive them from you. This is my second purchase and both times they have been here in a few days. Thank you for the little extras too. Susan Morgan

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  52. Very Cute, miss crafty pants!

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  53. Hey Susie.....I love reading your blog and I have forwarded a Blog Award to you. Hope you don't mind, but you certainly deserve it. Julia

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  54. Susie, the coasters are awesome. I'm printing the instructions. I think they would make a good holiday gift. Have a great weekend.

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  55. Fun! Can't wait to try these.

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  56. Such a cute idea! I'm adding a linnk to this on my favorites on stumbleupon!

    http://theinspiredroom.stumbleupon.com

    Happy day!
    Melissa

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  57. LOVE the coasters!! I found the black staz on ink, but where did you get the gold? Or did you use a different brand and then sealed the tile??

    Keep on crafting!!
    amy from lower al

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  58. What a great idea! I think I'll do some of these for Christmas gifts.

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  59. So, I copied. I did a 12x12 (cuz that's what I had for now) and did a really nice Christmas candle stamp on the corner. It will look so yummy when I can get my hands on a beautiful cranberry candle and a nice greenery ring for the center of it.

    I'm thinking Halloween candle holder...oooo and a beautiful scripted letter G for our family name...

    THANK YOU!!!!

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  60. I did this craft today and will be posting about it tomorrow (9/4/08)! Thanks for a neat idea! Check mine out if you get time!

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  61. I am giving these to everyone I know this Christmas! Great idea, Susie!

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