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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Monogram Coasters

One of the crafty gifts I gave this year for Christmas was monogrammed coasters. They were fairly inexpensive to make as I purchased a box of 100 white tiles from Home Depot and depending on how many you are making this can be a quick project. Due to the number of sets I was giving as gifts and each set containing four coasters it took me a little longer to finish them.

First I selected the font I wanted to use – which is Goudy Old Style and the font size is 266. I cut several different flourish designs to determine the one I wanted to use and decided to go with Design 13648 Flourish by Hero Arts. Then I put my poor Silhouette to work cutting all of the vinyl pieces for the coasters.

While my Silhouette was fast at work I cut the pads and adhered the felt pads to the bottom of each coaster. I found using adhesive backed black felt was the quickest and cheapest product to use.

Once some of the vinyl was cut I started prepping my designs and adding transfer paper. Then it was time to start adding the designs to the each coaster and finish them off with glossy Mod Podge. This is what my desk looked like while some of the coasters were drying.     
After I finished all the coasters I tied each set with black ribbon.
With my daughter being an Alabama fan I decided to make a different coaster for her since I found this really cute houndstooth paper. I cut the paper a little smaller than the coaster and used red vinyl for her monogram – she loved them me on the other hand would have preferred them to be a different color. J  

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