It's hard to find DIY gifts for guys but I like this idea of monogramming a tie.  Luckily for me I have an embroidery machine, but the tutorial explains how to do it by hand with embroidery thread.

It's hard to find DIY gifts for guys but I like this idea of monogramming a tie. Luckily for me I have an embroidery machine, but the tutorial explains how to do it by hand with embroidery thread.

Manners embroidered on napkins. From seasonedhomemaker.com

Machine Embroidery // All About Machine Embroidery

A present bearing a hand-painted monogram shows affectionate effort. Use a set of hand towels and a letter stencil. Lay towel over a sheet of paper. Center stencil on towel and, holding it firmly, apply two coats of washable fabric paint with a medium-size brush. Remove stencil, and let dry, about three hours.

Monogrammed Hand Towel

A present bearing a hand-painted monogram shows affectionate effort. Use a set of hand towels and a letter stencil. Lay towel over a sheet of paper. Center stencil on towel and, holding it firmly, apply two coats of washable fabric paint with a medium-size brush. Remove stencil, and let dry, about three hours.

Vine Monogram Machine Embroidery Font Alphabet - 4 Inch Size ONLY on Etsy, $1.95

Vine Monogram Machine Embroidery Font Alphabet - 4 Inch Size ONLY

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