Hey Guys! Today’s post is part of a Thanksgiving Home Hop organized by Porch.com – 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!
Here’s How to Make Your Own
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.
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
Warm, Playful Traditional with a Twist
Cool, Textured, Masculine
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
Now, head on over to Amy’s blog The Blissful Bee and to check out her Thankful Tree idea
A big thanks to Porch for putting this together!