faux granite coasters {handmade gift kids can make}


Yesterday I shared the pen & alcohol tile art my younger kids had so much fun creating when their Grandma visited for spring break. Today I’m going to show you how my older kids put their own twist on that fun art project and created colorful faux granite coasters. The coasters turn out so pretty and would make a perfect for an inexpensive handmade gift for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or Christmas.

These are beautiful! Faux granite coasters make a gorgeous handmade gift (perfect for Mother's Day or Christmas!), but they're so easy to make kids can do it! Quick, cheap, inexpensive DIY gift.

If you missed yesterday’s post, you’ll want to check it out. It shows how kids can scribble on a tile, add alcohol to blend the ink, and then burn off the alcohol to reveal a gorgeous design. If you keep a little more alcohol in a spritz bottle, you can turn those designs into something that looks like a pretty colored granite with one more step.

These are beautiful! Faux granite coasters make a gorgeous handmade gift (perfect for Mother's Day or Christmas!), but they're so easy to make kids can do it! Quick, cheap, inexpensive DIY gift.

Pretty, right?

These are beautiful! Faux granite coasters make a gorgeous handmade gift (perfect for Mother's Day or Christmas!), but they're so easy to make kids can do it! Quick, cheap, inexpensive DIY gift.

Here’s a quick video that shows how simple this process is:

These are beautiful! Faux granite coasters make a gorgeous handmade gift (perfect for Mother's Day or Christmas!), but they're so easy to make kids can do it! Quick, cheap, inexpensive DIY gift.

To finish off these coasters we colored the tile edges with a permanent marker, sprayed the tiles with polyurethane to seal them, and added adhesive felt circles to the undersides.

These are beautiful! Faux granite coasters make a gorgeous handmade gift (perfect for Mother's Day or Christmas!), but they're so easy to make kids can do it! Quick, cheap, inexpensive DIY gift.

 

Remember to find all the supplies needed and details from yesterday’s post and please remember to use caution during the burning step. And don’t forget:

These are beautiful! Faux granite coasters make a gorgeous handmade gift (perfect for Mother's Day or Christmas!), but they're so easy to make kids can do it! Quick, cheap, inexpensive DIY gift.

 

These are beautiful! Faux granite coasters make a gorgeous handmade gift (perfect for Mother's Day or Christmas!), but they're so easy to make kids can do it! Quick, cheap, inexpensive DIY gift.

Comments

  1. 1

    Heather says

    I’m interested in doing this with our church youth group. Have you tried adding writing on the finished product such as initials or wording?

  2. 3

    says

    I showed this clever project to my friend and coworker. Donna just went back East to visit her 5 grandkids and she had her sons buy all of the supplies. Today, Donna just sent me pics of the grandkids and the tiles they made this morning — everyone was sooooo very happy thanks to this AWESOME idea that you shared! Donna is going to arrange some of the tiles in a frame for her new house and she also had the kids make a set of coasters to give to their moms for Mother’s Day. Can’t thank you enough for this idea and your fantastic blog — please keep those fantastic ideas coming!

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