Reader and very crafty lady Songbirdtiff is working her way through the months with twelve great projects to make for Christmas gifts on her blog 12 Months of Christmas. I love these coasters she made by rubber stamping some terra cotta tiles from her local home improvement store. This project is the epitome of what I look for in a dollar store craft: simple materials and techniques that come together to make a WOW project! [link to project]

Tiff found the tiles at her local home improvement store for $.32 each! Home improvement stores are another great source for raw materials to use in crafting. I know I always leave those stores inspired (but drained, because they’re such huge stores!). The other components of the project are rubber stamps (you might have some on hand, and they also sell them at the dollar store, or check eBay for people who are clearing out their personal stashes), ink pad, and round felt stickers to put on the bottom to keep the tile from scratching the surfaces they’re supposed to protect.

Project Estimate:

  • Tiles, $.32 each
  • Package of round felt stickers, $1 (56 pieces)
  • Stamp, $1 or on hand
  • Ink pad, $1 or on hand

Total cost: $.32 and up