Monday, December 9, 2013

Dare to DIY: Stenciled coasters

When I was at Menards one day scanning the aisles for some kitchen backsplash ideas. I picked up a stack of travertine square tiles in the clearance section.

I wanted to make a few to bring as hostess gifts for upcoming holiday parties. I like to bring a bottle of wine from the family winery for the host, but this is just an extra to add to the gift.

Easiest DIY ever. I did it while we watched Home Alone this weekend. I love Home Alone around the holidays. It's nice to watch it with all the Christmas lights twinkling and a fire. 
Anyway, back to the DIY:

These were 2 bucks at the hardware store for all 8. They have more expensive ones. But I chose these because it was more stone-like, less shiny tile. Plus, they were in the clearance section.

Then I stenciled.

And when I messed up (because I am no Martha), I just painted over it and did a reverse stencil look.

NOT PICTURED (because it's too dang cold outside to be pausing to take action shots): Spray with a clear coat outside to make sure your minutes of hard work stenciling stay put.


I added little felt tips that I already had on hand. But you can get a huge bag at the hardware store for 6 bucks.

 And make sure you test them...


They work!







Tie a few up with some twine. And you are finished.


What do you like to bring/get at hostess gifts?



37 comments:

  1. Very cute! I'm also a huge Home Alone around the holidays fan. It's on our list for next weekend!

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  2. I love these coasters! I've done something similar with photos on tiles and my recipients loved them! Great gift idea!

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  3. That's such a current gift idea! Very pretty :)

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  4. oooOOOOOoooo..... I need to know you in real life so I could get some of these. Especially love the dark ones!

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  5. OMG you are brilliant!! These are so beautiful! Homemade gifts are the best. :)

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  6. YEEESSSSS this is a perfect gift idea! They came out beautiful!

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  7. Really cute idea for a gift! I love the monogram.

    Thanks for linking up to Dare to DIY!

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  8. Those turned out so cute! I really need to get better about getting good hostess gifts!

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    1. I know, I usually grab a bottle of wine and call it good...but I made some extras to keep on hand this time.

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  11. Love them. They turned out great! And I could really slurp that beer down ;)

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  12. I love your blog and I love the header. I will be a regular here. The DIY coasters are awesome. I will have to try and make these. Thanks for sharing such awesome(NESS) … From your newest follower Sherry @ The Rusty Pearl ..

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  13. these look great! we did coasters last year, but with scrap book paper and owls and such. yours are much more grown up :)

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    1. I've made them with scrapbook paper in the past too. So cute!

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  14. Very cute! Great gift idea!
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  17. i love these!!!! bookmarking this for future gifts!!!!!

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  18. Oh, thank goodness you tested them. That's the most important part!! Does the beer taste even better after sitting on the coasters? Inquiring minds MUST know!!! :)

    -andi

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  19. Super cute, and so inexpensive! I had some mustache coasters in my hand today at Hobby Lobby...$17.99!! No way, I need to DIY some! Thanks for sharing!

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