Saturday, July 7, 2012

DIY Personalized Cup Holder

A few weeks ago Kassi from Truly Lovely asked me to be bloggie Besties and I jumped at the chance. Here is the tutorial that I did over at her blog. I had a great response from her readers and I wanted to share it with all of you as well.

I pinned a few projects and this one was really needed in my home.
So here today I am going to share my DIY Personalized Coasters & Cup Holder.

With a little help from my hubs {he used the power tools}
I was able to complete this project in two days, only because I had to let the paint dry over night.

First I gathered my supplies. My paint, I wanted that {Pottery Barn} look to the paint so I used "colonial red." I purchased the handles, two of them, and the tiles, one packages, from home depot. The board my husband made for me. It was pre measured to fit the handles and the tiles we bought. He even put two little feet on the bottom to make it stand off the kitchen counter, these would prove problematic later.

I took the board outside. Shook up the paint can and went to work. Please excuse my painting skills.
I have none. :) My hubs even made this makeshift hanging thingie so that I was able to get a full second coat on the board all at once. I let the piece dry overnight. See those little feet I spoke of earlier, we had to unscrew those so that we could add the handle, them screw them back on. No biggie- that's because I wasn't the one using the power tools ;)

Hubs made hole for the handle screws on each side with minimal help from me-
I mean someone had to take pictures right? Then it was complete or so I thought.
We thought it was to plain. So I decided to add some vinyl. Opened my computer up, picked a font I liked, and chose the letters for our first names: Daddy, Mommy, Eli, and Ben.
Cut out my vinyl. Slapped it on. Rub it real good. Peel off nice and slow.

Ta Da! as my boys would say!
We had a personalized cup holder with coasters!
 Its very simple to make-
 if you have some extra wood lying around and someone handy with power tools as well.

Happy Saturday Y'all!
Enjoy the weekend!

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  1. Very cute and the directions are simple enough to follow! Thanks for sharing! Visiting from SITS!

  2. I love and admire crafters! I'm a wanna be crafter, I make jewelry, but would love to do more. Stopping by from SITS!

  3. Love this! This would definitely solve our problem of having cups all over the house! Stopping by from SITS.

  4. What a super cute idea! Brilliant! I am following you back on GFC and pinterest! Thanks for stopping by the blog hop:>

  5. I love this! I like the bright red and I like the accent of red you did with the letters. If you get a minute check out what I turned a tuna can into.

  6. That is super cute! I can't wait for my hubby to help me when he gets home!

  7. That looks awesome!! How creative! I'm stopping by from the hop and am now a new follower:) Would love if you could stop by Crazy Mama Drama when you get a chance;)

  8. That looks cool... Newest follower from Covered Grace. Please return the follow when you can ;) I am also hosting Mom's Monday Mingle. Love for you to link up.


  9. Cute blog! Happy to be here from the GFC hop! Newest follower! :)