My aunt’s birthday was this month and I wanted to give her something inexpensive but thoughtful, more of an “I’m thinking of you” gift then a “big fancy happy birthday present,” you know?
Here’s what I came up with:
I picked up 6 brown tiles at the Habitat Restore for 10 cents each, then put together a design for them in my Silhouette Cameo. Here’s a screen shot of what I ended up with:
I went with 4 monogrammed tiles and two fall themed tiles (though I only ended up giving her 2 monogrammed ones and then the 2 with the leaves… I really need to work on centering my vinyl better).
I printed up the design on my Silhouette, placed the vinyl on my coasters, and used glass etching cream to etch them. I have this glass etching starter kit, which is super helpful because it comes with a hook and a scraper tool.
Because the ceramic tile is a bit more durable than glass, I let the cream sit for about 3 minutes before rinsing it off with warm water. Then I was left with this:
It’s really subtle, but they came out very cute. With a little felt hot glued to the bottom they were good to go!
To gift them, I just added a little fall themed ribbon and a tag and called it a day. Easy peasy!
At 10 cents a pop I feel like these could be easily adapted to any holiday… or just buy whatever color tile matches the decor of the home and stick with a monogram.
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