Friday, May 8, 2009

My first DIY project...

Monogramed Dinner Napkins for 75...
{Maaartha, of course}
I've decided that I'm going to hand embroider white linen hemstitch napkins with our monogram. They'll be used for the rewedding dinner, then we can reuse them for dinner parties, etc. at home. Since we're having a number of different colors {grey, white, orange, maybe teal and yellow}, I was thinking I would do a dozen of each color. That way I'd have a set of each to match with other dishes and decor at home. I think they will look great and add the personal touch I'm looking for. None of the colors will be too bright {the orange and yellow are going to be soft} and I'm going to do a smaller monogram then shown above, so I think they'll kind of blend in to the decor, but they'll stand out just enough to be noticed. Now, I just need to learn to hand embroider and find a good source for linen napkins!

So what do you think? Too many different colors? Would you do them all grey or white on white? Am I think only person who thinks these are cool? Any idea where to buy the napkins in bulk? I don't want cheap quality ones, but I would like to pay as little as possible. :) In a perfect world...

update~I don't think I explained this right, so let me try again. :) When I say different colors, I mean the thread. So, they would be all white napkins but each with a different color monogram. Still like the idea?

4 comments:

Lucky Designs said...

I love this idea!

What about all the same colored napkin and 2 or 3 different colors of thread or vice versa?

Abbie said...

I LOVE the idea! Some sewing machines will do the monogram for you. I think it is perfect to do a bunch of different colors b/c then you'll be able to reuse more of them later.

Sweet Lorraine said...

I think the variety of colors would work beautifully! That's quite a project you're taking on there!

an aqua juel said...

I agree, I think it would be beautiful! I really like the idea of all the different colors. Are you really doing each one by hand? Like, sitting down and stitching each one? Goodness.