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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Monogrammed Coasters

Last month I tried to make monogrammed coasters like I have seen online but was not successful.  I've tried a lot of new crafts recently and this was the one real failure I've had - so that's not so bad.  But I kept thinking they would be so cute if I could just figure out how to do them! 

Enter cute monogrammed napkins at TJ Maxx.

I don't know why but the "B" napkins were larger than the "R's".

My family is interesting in that many, many of us have last names starting with R or B.
I'm an R who married a B.
My sister is an R who married a B.
My sister-in-law was a B who married an R.
My mom was a B who married an R.
My mom's sister was a B who married a B.
My dad's sister was an R who married a B.
I have 6 first cousins (all boys) and they are all R's or B's.

So two packs of napkins worked perfectly for me!

These napkins are great because they are printed on 4 sides.  So a pack of napkins goes a long way.

They're a little bumpy - I am new to Mod Podge and I may have used too much on the top coat.  But I actually really like the texture.

Tiles were 16cents each at Lowe's.  Napkins were $4/pack and I only used 2 napkins from each pack so far.  I had the Mod Podge, sealant, and cork for the backing so basically $1 per set is how much these cute coasters cost me.  And they are sooo cute!

I think they'll make great gifts when we go visit all those I listed above next week in Mississippi!


Traci@ Beneath My Heart said...

Those turned out great. I need to go to TJ Maxx and see if I can find some for me. I think your family will love them.

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