DIY: Modern Couple Stamped Coasters
This post is a part of our 30 Days of Stamps blog series. Each week we’ll share inspiration and tutorials for easy handmade projects to make yourself featuring Expressionery self-inking stamps. Share your projects on social media and follow along using the hashtag #30DaysofStamps.
Wedding season is in full-force and that means you’ve got plenty of parties to attend and gifts to buy. From engagement presents to bachelorette parties and bridal showers, there are plenty of opportunities to create something special and handmade to celebrate the brides and grooms.
While Expressionery has a great selection of giftable self-inking stamps for couples, why not try a fun DIY-project to make something unique and memorable? Here are step-by-step instructions for a set of personalized coasters that you can quickly make for your next new nuptial party.
DIY: Modern Couple Stamped Coaster Set
First, choose your self-inking stamp design. You might want to go with a very simple, classic, traditional, whimsical or modern monogram stamp depending on the couple in mind. Be sure to include either first names or initials when customizing your stamp. You might also consider using nicknames. You can see what looks best with the preview feature now available on all Expressionery stamps.
Next find some pieces of wood, cork or ceramic tile to use as your coasters. For this project we went with cork found at a local craft store for less than $2.00!
Position your stamp either right in the center of the coaster or off-center for a different look.
Push down on the stamp and wiggle it just a tiny bit to ensure the ink adheres to the surface. Repeat on all the coasters.
Using a clear finishing spray, seal the coasters to prevent any beverage condensation from ruining your creation.
Then, wrap your gift set in some colorful ribbon, bakers twine, raffia or string.
Finally, attach a personalized gift tag to let your recipients know you went to extra mile to create something handmade with love.
For more stamp ideas, be sure to check out the 30 Days of Stamps series on the Expressionery blog.