Love this for Christmas gifts this year.
Saw this on the Chew, great idea!
I love idea! If you don't mind me asking, what is the name of the stamp set you used? Love that stamp set!
Nikki, honestly I don't remember. I threw away the plastic outer wrapping. It was from Hobby Lobby.
I can see this being something kids can make for grandparents as well. Awesome idea.
I love this idea! They would be great as Christmas presents. Thanks for sharing.
What does the finishing wax do? I made these before I had seen this post and the condensation soaked through the tile onto the table that the coaster is supposed to be protecting. hoping that the wax stops that?thanksConnie
The wax is suppose to seal the tile. It won't let water get through it and seals the ink from fading.
I tried this but had trouble with the ink spreading. It was great for about and hour and when I came back to put the finishing wax on, the stamped ink had spread. Any ideas?
Did you use StazOn? It's the permanent ink that I use and I've never had a problem with it. Or was the tile completely dry before stamping?
I want to try this but i bought non permanent, will it work the same?
No,I'm sorry, it has to be permanent ink or the condensation from the drinks will make it run off the tile.
Where do I find StazOn ink pads?
You can buy Stazon at any craft store like Jo Ann's, Michael's or Hobby Lobby. *TIP* I always have a coupon before I go to any craft store, you can save 40%.
Fabulous gift idea. Thanks for sharing
I have made some for my daughter as a wedding present. My son gets married the following month so i will be making more. Thanks for such a cute idea!!
I just made these and they turned out great! How long before they stop smelling like furniture polish?
Glad to hear! Not long at all, mine don't smell at all anymore. You might want to lightly wipe with a wet rag to get off any excess wax to help.
Yolanda, I am working on some of these but wanted to know how long after stamping I need to wait before applying wax. I love these and thank you so much for sharing your project and instructions.
Marjorie (love your name btw)I pretty much waxed them after about 5 minutes or so...I always do a lot when I'm making them so I have an assembly line going. By the time I'm done stamping the last one, it's about 5 minutes after I've made the first one so I'll wax them in the same order I inked them. I hope this helps. I'm glad you like!
Thanks Yolanda! Have a great weekend.
what type of tile did you use? ceramic, natural, porcelin? Does it have to have a certain finish?
I used a natural tumble-stone tile. That's why some of them might come out more porous than others in the set since it's natural.
What did you do with the tiles that are very porous? They come in a set so it is kinda difficult to make sure you have the 'perfect' tiles. I bought 2 sets and out of those 6 were very porous. I hate to throw them out....
Eve, I just kept them in my garage for a long time but then I had enough to complete a whole set so I went to Home Depot to ask if I could exchange them and the lady was super nice and said yes because they are not of high quality...maybe you should try that. I hope they'll let you exchange it.
Where can I get the Staz-On Ink pad?
You can get it at most craft stores like Jo Ann's, Michael's and Hobby Lobby.
Can you use permanent markers, instead of ink? I wanted to use this idea to write quotes on the tiles.Thanks!
Katie, Yes, you can use permanent markers on the stone tiles, but do so before sealing with the wax. Quotes are a cute and special idea!
How long should I wait before wiping of the excess wax? Should I use a damp cloth?
Angie, a little goes a LONG way so be sure just to use just a dab for each tile. I didn't need to wipe off the excess since I was applying a thin layer and I used a dry cloth to apply the wax.
With using the sealing wax, can the condensation soak into the tile still, or will it all sit on top?
My tiles are never wet underneath. The was acts like a barrier but the tile can get cold.
I just finished make some of these for my friend as a bridal shower gift and they turned out so nice! I think this is my new favorite craft. Just wanted to share that I used beeswax to seal the tiles instead of the finishing wax. It worked really well and brings out the color of the tile nicely. I'm very sensitive to chemicals so this was the perfect fix. Thanks
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