I can’t believe I actually made these monogrammed tile coasters because my entire grown up life, I have shunned coasters. Perhaps it’s because I never cared if my furniture got rings on it or because the coasters I had seemed useless or ugly. My husband, however, has been nagging me to make coasters out of tiles for quite some time and I guess I’m starting to care about whether my furniture gets water spots on it because I finally listened to him. I bought some 4” X 4” tiles and was just going to stick felt bumpers on the bottom of them to make DIY tile coasters, but them I decided I would love to have monogrammed coasters.
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I have a monogrammed coffee cup that was the inspiration. The thing is that my hubby and the kids have a different last name than I do, so I couldn’t decide what letter I should put on the tiles: the first letter of their last name or the first letter of my last name. Fortunately, I didn’t have to decide because their last name starts with a W and my last name starts with an M. If you flip a W over it looks just like an M and if you flip an M over it looks just like a W.
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The DIY monogrammed tiles were super easy to make and I didn’t even have to buy a stencil to make the monogram. I made my own stencil using my computer, a printer, a box cutter and tape.
To make the stencil, I found a font that I liked and used Microsoft Word to create a template. I knew the size of my tile so I sized accordingly and then printed it out on a piece of paper.
I covered the part of the paper that I would be using on both sides with clear tape to make the stencil sturdier and waterproof so that I could use it multiple times. I then cut out the letter portion carefully and also cut around the outline of the 4” X 4” square that I had made.
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On half of the tiles I taped the square stencil on and spray painted so that the monogram would be black surrounded by the natural color of the tile. On the other half of the tiles I used double sided tape to stick on just the cut out letter so that the monogram would be the color or the tile surrounded by black. Like this:
To make your own monogrammed tiles, here’s what you will need:
- A stencil (you can buy one or make your own like I did)
- Tape to secure the stencil if you are using a homemade one
- Spray paint in the color of your choice
- Clear sealer spray paint
- Felt bumpers
- Apply the stencil onto the tile and in a ventilated area (you should wear a mask too because your lungs are precious) spray paint the sucka. Wait until the spray paint is dry and remove the stencil. Repeat on each tile.
- Apply clear sealer spray paint on top of your lovely monogrammed tiles.
- Once everything is good and dry, put some felt bumpers on the bottom of your coasters so you don’t scratch your furniture ‘cause that would suck.
I love the way these turned out and think they would make for great personalized hostess gifts too.
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If you’re my friend in real life (whatever that means nowadays), don’t be surprised if I show up at your next shindig with some monogrammed coasters that I made just for you.
*Disclosure: As a member of the Lowe’s Creative Ideas Blogger Network, I was provided with a gift card that I used to complete this project. All statements and opinions are mine. You can connect with Lowe’s on…