Intro: Vintage Postage Stamp Coasters
Now, placing your stamp on home decor is a true memory, especially with these easy coasters!
Step 1: What You'll Need
To make these colorful trademarks, you will need...
- ceramic tiles
- images of vintage postage stamps
- scissors and / or pinking sheers
- Mod Podge
- sponge brush
- self-stick felt circles
Step 2: Search for Postage Stamps Online
First, go to the computer and research some vintage stamps that you like. Then, enlarge them on a photo editing software, like Photoshop, so they are slightly larger than you ceramic tiles. Then, print them out. I find it best to use a laser printer. Or if you're using an inkjet printer, make a second copy to prevent the ink from smearing.
P.S. I'm using images of vintage postage stamps found on etsy.com. These stamps feature images of crystal rocks and minerals. One of them features my birthstone: Amethyst.
Step 3: Cut and Paste
Now, cut your stamps using pinking sheers or by creating your own scalloped effect all around with regular scissors. Then, adhere them to the tiles with Mod Podge. Use as much as possible to prevent wrinkles on your finished product. Finish with a couple more layers on Mod Podge on top to seal. Let dry.
Step 4: Add Felt Circles
Finally, add some self-stick felt circles to the corners to prevent scratches on your surface.
Step 5: Done!
Ready to use, these vintage treasures will sure to wow your guests at your next gathering!