DIY Mother's Day Stamped Tile Coasters


These Mother's Day Stamped Tile Coasters will put a smile on your mother's face.


Two years ago my mother passed away, and not a day goes by that I don't think about her. The past few days have been especially rough, with my thoughts incessantly upon her. While not a day goes by that I don't think about my mother, with Mother's Day approaching the thoughts has increased.

The knowledge that she is in a better place, no longer in pain and suffering from the dreaded C word is what gives me the strength to go through each day. We tend to take mothers for granted. Sure they are our mothers and while we may think of them as Supermom or Superwoman, they are not invincible. So pick up that phone and give your mother a call today, and don't forget to say "I Love You", because you don't know what tomorrow may bring forth.


I had an entirely different craft in mind to do this weekend with Madison, but then I started thinking. What would I like to get this year that is different and one that would be cherished and used for years to come? One that the kids can create easily instead of purchasing because, to be honest, handmade, homemade gifts mean so much more to me than gifts they acquire in the store. That's how this Mothers Day Stamped Tile Coasters came into existence.


Madison had found some stamps that we used at Halloween, but I didn't have any stamps that were specific to Mother's Day, so I ended up getting a few and went to Lowes and purchase some ceramic tiles. While the tiles are cheap, the stamps can work out to be a tad expensive if you decide to do different designs on each tile as we did. However, you can't put a price on a mother's love, so don't worry about the price tag. This project is one that you can get all the kids involved in and when it's over, not only will they be proud of what they just created, but you'll love it as well.

So here goes! And by the way, if Madison can do this, so can you.

Mother's Day Stamped Tile Coasters

Supplies needed

4x4 Ceramic Tiles (very inexpensive at Lowes or Home Depot)
Mother's Day Rubber Stamps (I purchased this and a few others)
Ink Pads  (Get black and a few other colors of your choice)
Cork
Sealer (either this or this works)
Rubbing Alcohol
Glue Gun
Scissors

Directions

Step 1 - Begin by wiping clean your tiles with the alcohol. This will remove any oil or debris on your tile so you can begin your work.

Step 2 - Grab your inkpad and stamp of choice and get your stamper well inked.


Step 3 - Now you have to be careful with the way you stamp on the tile. I suggest just stamping straight down and up. Because tiles are smooth they can slide and that will leave your work messy. I'm speaking from experience as we tried stamping and rocking back and forth as you may do on paper, and it just left a big mess. The great thing, however, is that you can wipe it clean with alcohol and start all over again.



Step 4 - Once you've stamped your creation, let dry. If you can place it in the sun that will be best, or you can even use a blow dryer to dry it quickly if you're in a rush.

Step 5 - Seal with your sealer and once again let dry. I suggest spraying at least 2-3 coats waiting a few minutes for it to dry between coats.

Step 6 - Measure your cork and cut to according to the size of your tile. You're then going to glue the cork on the bottom of the tile to prevent scratches on your surfaces.


Step 7 - Wrap with jute or a pretty ribbon and gift to your mom, grandma or that special woman in your life on Mother's Day.

That's it! You're done and now you have some unique Mother's Day Stamped Tile Coasters that your mother will feel proud to place her cup of coffee, or even serve her guests on.


P.S. If you're wondering, I picked up that cute cup that's perfect for Mother's Day at the Target dollar spot.


Annmarie John
62 Comments

62 comments:

  1. Saw your post on Instagram and had to come and check it out. I want to make this for Mother's Day. Did you get all your stamps on Amazon? And I love seeing Madison make it as well, it just shows that I can do it too.

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    1. Did you think I was kidding when I said it was easy? The most difficult part might be not sliding the stamp around on the tile. As for the stamps, I also got a few at Hobby Lobby and Michaels, but you can get stamps at even Joann or any craft store.

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  2. OMG I love this idea!! I would never have thought to use ceramic tiles in this way. I can truly make this my own because I can use a few different stamps, or maybe even draw on it? Have you tried drawing on tile?

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    1. Hi Zara, there are so many way to use ceramic tiles besides using them in your bathroom. As for drawing on them, we tried this first and you can, but my artwork is horrible so the stamps were the next best thing. If you're great at drawing, then I say go for it. Remember to seal it once its dry.

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  3. These look easy enough to make. But also so pretty, too! Definitely need to grab some tiles at my local Lowes and try with my girls now here, as well!!

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    1. You definitely should Janine, both you and the kids would have a blast. If you can find some for Father’s Day, you can make some for your husband as well.

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  4. I can't believe it's been two years. I'm so sorry again. I do tend to take it for granted that my mom is always around. That said I should know better because I went through my life without my father. It's a push pull. My mom would love this. I made her a tile coaster that I had painted years ago, and she loved it. That said, I was in high school and haven't painted since. Stamps would be better.

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    1. I can't believe it's been 2 years myself either and how I wish that it wasn't so. We do tend to take things like that for granted, but maybe we should pay our moms a little bit more attention, and not just on Mother's Day. BTW here's a thought. Maybe if you and the kids made her new ones like these, it may evoke memories of your high school years which may make her appreciate your gift even more.

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  5. My mother-in-law's birthday is on mothers day and so I think this is going to be her presents from the kids this year, it will be perfect!

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    1. You really can't go wrong with a gift that the kids made for you. I'm sure she'll appreciate it.

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  6. These are so cute! we are doing a different craft with coasters for my mother and MIL. so many fun, creative things you can do with coasters!

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    1. That's great! My mother is no longer here and my MIL lives in a state that is thousands of miles away, so we're just going to mail her something. There are lots you can do with coasters and we've made a few so far right here.

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  7. Those are so pretty! I think I'm going to get one for my mom from each of the kids. She'll love it.

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    1. That would be fantastic and I'm sure she would love it. The kids will have a blast making them as well.

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  8. These are some sweet homemade gifts for Mother's Day. What mom can say her kids made her homemade coasters?

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    1. I'm sure there are lots of moms who can say that, but what mom would not love a set of coasters from their kids?

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  9. What a nice DIY project to do with your daughter. I miss my mother too and wish she were still with us. It would be nice to honor her memory and enjoy the day with my kids.

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    1. I'm so sorry for the loss of your mother. It's really painful around this time when your mother is no longer here.

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  10. You're right: you can't put a price on a mother's love! Even if someone in the family is pinched money-wise, going in halves with another family member could remedy that, and still be able to make some memorable DIY coasters for mom.

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    1. That is very true. You'll however be surprised at the excuses some will come up with just so they don't have to spend money on their mom, but they have no issues doing it for themselves.

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  11. I always think the best gifts are the ones you really put a lot of effort in and making them is definitely effort! These are so beautiful! I'm sure any mom would love them! I know I would!

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    1. I think so myself too. Thank you for the compliment, Madison and I really had a blast making them together.

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  12. Those coasters are adorable. I love how they came out. What a great gift idea.

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    1. Thank you. I was really impressed by Madison's as well and it's the one that I may use the most.

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  13. Oh, I have made plenty of crafts with stamps and Stazon...how I do miss that part of my life. YOur coasters are so pretty.

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    1. Thank you and stamps are the next best thing to actually drawing on them yourself. Since I suck at drawing, this won.

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  14. These tile coasters are really pretty! I love personalized, handmade gifts. If the giver spent all that time making a gift for you, then you must really be special to them. Thanks for the idea! My mom is old, and she may no longer appreciate things like this, but I can definitely make some for my sisters!

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    1. Well you won't know if you mom would appreciate them if you don't make them and give them to her. She just might surprise you.

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  15. Now these are just the perfect idea for Mother's Day - something really special a Mother could keep and use!

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    1. Yes! I love coasters, I hate when someone puts their wet cups/glasses on my wooden furniture. So this will be used instead.

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  16. Those are so adorable, any mother would melt receiving them. I wonder if this would work for , no you said they can wipe off, I was thinking garden plaques. This would be a great project for me to help my grandchildren with. My mother passed away a few years back too. The struggle is real and I'm feeling with you.

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    1. You can wipe them off BEFORE you put on the sealer. Once the sealer is on, you can no longer wipe them off and you should be ok.

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  17. What a great way to celebrate your mother and put a smile on her face--and how creative too.

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    1. It's all about putting that smile on your mom's face. While I don't really consider myself creative, I do like to try new things.

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  18. OH I just love this!!! I think I may just have to give this a try!

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    1. You totally should, and if you don't want to spend any money buying the stamps, then you can totally draw on them with a permanent marker. Just be sure to seal when done.

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  19. Wow, these coasters look fantastic! Great activities for kids to have a DIY day, stir up their creativity and at the same time a great present for mother's day.

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    1. You really can't go wrong with a 2-in-1 gift. The kids will have a blast making them and you'll be smiling when they hand them to you on Mother's Day.

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  20. How cute are these stamps! My kids would have a field day with these!

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    1. I'm pretty sure they would. The great thing about this is no two are alike, they're all unique and if you get different stamps, you'll see that.

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  21. Looove the tiles and the messages in them! Such a great idea for mother's day!

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    1. Thank you. I tried to find uplifting ones. Madison decided that she wanted to put a butterfly and flowers on hers, and I think they turned out rather nice.

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  22. Such a fun and simple DIY for kids. Love this idea.

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    1. Thank you. It's the simple things in life that makes you smile. Sometimes you just gotta have fun with it.

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  23. Those are so cute and perfect for personalizing! I know the kids will love helping me make them for their grandmothers too.

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    1. I'm pretty sure they would. Kids enjoy doing things like this. Madison had a blast doing hers and according to her, she can't wait to do more.

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  24. Such a cute and a perfect Mother's Day gift and I am sure every mom would love to receive this kind of gift.

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  25. Toni | Boulder LocavoreApril 24, 2018 at 12:53 AM

    This is really cute for Mother's Day! Love this idea!

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  26. Awww, those coasters are absolutely lovely! Kids will definitely have a blast making these for their moms. :)

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  27. Lol i tried doing it and kinda slid the stamp over the tile. I love this idea as we can choose the stamps we would like to combine and make a greeting on the tile! Easy as long as you don't absentmindedly drag it on the tile, Lol.
    Great post!

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  28. Angela Ricardo BetheaApril 24, 2018 at 7:15 AM

    This is perfect gift idea for all the mom's in the mother's day! and very on budget and easy to do. I love personalized items. and you gave me a nice idea.

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  29. These are so cute and would be great for us because we have so many mother figures in our lives.

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  30. Oh I love this idea, the tile coasters look really lovely and it is such a creative and unique idea. I am sure any Mama would love to receive this as a gift.

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  31. Oh my! what a great idea. This is really great and the result is exceptional like professionally done. I would love to try this for this Mother's day as well. Super love your work!

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  32. These make such a cute, thoughtful and practical gift. I love how you used so many happy colors. A mom would definitely love these! :)

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  33. My mother passed away when I was very young. It has been my step mother ever since but that doesn't mean I don't appreciate her as much. I think this is awesome, any mom would appreciate a self made gift like this! It's so beautiful too!

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  34. Okay now I know what we are going to make for my mother in law. These turned out perfect!

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  35. Aw, what a fun and love-filled project! This is truly a gift from the heart. I love them!

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  36. I love the steps! Put together, everything looks so professional. Nicely done! I really love that you chose to use tile coasters for the end product. They are beautiful and useful 👍🏼

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  37. Oh my gosh - these are so freaking cute! I would love to make and receive these for Mother's Day! Thanks for sharing.

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  38. These are so lovely! I love all the colours and prints. Such a thoughtful thing to do.

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  39. Oh my gosh, these turned out SOOOOO Cute!

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