Need an idea for a quick, CHEAP, custom gift for the holidays? These coasters are awesome! Because they are a natural stone, they absorb the sweat from your cups and don't warp.
Got the idea from Pinterest, but didn't do it the way they did.
All you need is:
natural stone tiles
adhesive stencil (I cut my own with my Silhouette)
I found the 4" x 4" travertine tiles at Home Depot for 9 for $3.97.
For the stencil, I used my Silhouette, and instead of wasting any of my vinyl, I used transfer tape that I purchased at Sign Warehouse. It comes in a giant roll of 15 feet, but there is no backer, so I just used freezer paper. It's super tacky, so I figured it would work better as a stencil anyway.
|Same can of stain from every project I've done up to this point...|
|Paper towel, dipped and blotted.|
|Just after rubbing the stain on, before removing the stencil.|
|Felt dots from Home Depot.|
|One came out a little darker and cleaner. It just depends on how much stain is on the towel.|
I've been using the one that I messed up on for months now (yes, I'm a little late getting the post up), and the tiles absorb the sweat from my water cups just fine, and the stain still looks great!