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I pride myself on making amazing style and design accessible for everyone, regardless of location, budget, or ability! My design philosophy is rooted in authenticity + attainability - If I can do it, you can too! My work has been featured in countless publications, but I take the most pride in homeowners that have been personally inspired by my DIY ideas and have tried something in their own homes!

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Hey Guys! Today’s post is part of a Thanksgiving Home Hop organized by – after checking out my project you’ll have 8 more fab projects and ideas to check out! Details at the bottom of this post!


I love entertaining and hosting big events with lots of family and friends.  I tend to have large groups, not small intimate little dinner parties (although just saying “intimate dinner parties” makes me sound cool right?!?)  I wanted to create some DIY napkin rings that would work with a big group and not cost a ton… I was also thinking of ideas for place cards, and it occurred to me that my napkin rings could be the place cards too… AND what if they were reusable?  That’s the stuff dreams are made of!


These cute monogram napkin rings are PVC pipe fittings + magnetic paint + alphabet magnets

The magnet letters stick right onto the PVC and allow you to personalize each one for your guests and you can swap them out each time you use them!


This project actually came from my dreams.  For Real…  I actually dreamed the entire DIY project- the magnetic paint, the PVC etc. I don’t know if that’s a good sign or a really bad one, but either way it actually worked in real life too!

East Coast Creative DIY Holiday Garland B-21

Here’s How to Make Your Own

Materials:  PVC Coupling | Magnetic Primer | Alphabet Magnets | Spray Paint |

Approximate Time: 15 minutes of work | 1 hour dry time

Step 1:  Apply 3 coats of magnetic primer to each PVC coupling.  Multiple coats helps make the magnetic force stronger.  You only need to prime the outside of the PVC.


The primer is a dark charcoal color, but you can paint over it in any color that you’d like!


Step 2:  While the PVC dries, spray paint your alphabet letters.  I used Valspar’s gold (a personal favorite) for mine, so they have a bit more formal, elegant feel for Thanksgiving. I’d recommend buying a few alphabet packs, you might have a few friends that start with the same first letter.


Step 3: Once the magnetic primer is completely dry (it dries really quickly) paint over the PVC with the color of your choice.  I used Valspar’s Brown Velvet on some and  Rust-Oleum’s Copper on the rest.


East Coast Creative DIY Holiday Garland B-19


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That’s it! Now, when your guests arrive you can have their initial on their napkin ring waiting for them! I had fun styling these a few different ways with some linens from Target.  It’s amazing how different a place setting can look by just swapping out the placemat and napkin colors!

Clean & Simple, Modern-Rustic

East Coast Creative DIY Holiday Garland B-20

Warm, Playful Traditional with a Twist

East Coast Creative DIY Holiday Garland B-11

Cool, Textured, Masculine

East Coast Creative DIY Holiday Garland B-18

We just hosted our annual Friendsgiving dinner last night- it was so much fun and these napkin ring placards looked awesome! Be sure to let me know if these Magnetic Monogram Napkin Rings make their way to your holiday table this year! I’d love to see!  Tag me on Instagram @EastCoastCreative 

East Coast Creative DIY Holiday Garland B-23

Now, head on over to Amy’s blog The Blissful Bee and to check out her Thankful Tree idea

Click HERE


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 A big thanks to Porch for putting this together!


The comments +

  1. This is such a cool idea. I’ve never used the magnetic paint before. So going to give it a try!

  2. Krista says:

    Ah!!! Awesome! We were totally on the same wavelength with the plumbing parts napkin rings!! Love it!

  3. Laura says:

    OMGoodness i adore those napkin rings!!!! How perfect!


  4. R says:

    Monica these are awesome. I’ve been trying to come up with something for a napkin ring for Thanksgiving. When I saw the alphabet letter I was hooked. I sprayed all my letters gold about 2 years ago now that my son is older and the message board has gotten a little more sophisticated. I love that I can use the letters and not only that – make one set of napkin rings and adhere magnets to some other tsotchkes to personalize throughout the year. Thanks so much for your “dream project”.

  5. Amanda says:

    I LOVE this! If we were having more than just a few people over for Thanksgiving I’d be rushing out to do it this week!

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