I'm linking this post to Open House Party.
From Home Depot
Travertine tiles -- about $4.00 for 9 tiles
From Michael's or JoAnn's
StazOn ink pad in Timber Brown
rubber stamps (I love Oxford Impressions.)
|Wipe tiles with damp paper towel to remove dust|
|Notice that some tiles will be smoother than others.|
|Stamp detailed images on smooth tiles.|
|Stamp images with fewer details (fewer lines and more solid areas) on the rougher tiles.|
|Continue stamping tiles until you have the number you want for your gift.|
To finish, cut felt on paper cutter (or by hand) to be a slightly smaller square than the tile.
Line the back side of the tile with E-6000 glue, about an eighth of an inch inside the edge.
Put the felt square on the glue and press all over. Let the glue dry for a few hours or overnight.
|Stack finished tiles and tie with bakers' twine and ribbon.|
Keep several stacks on hand for a quick and nice gift any time you need.
NOTE: No top coat is needed. The travertine will absorb moisture from glasses and the ink won't wear off.