How to Make a Monogrammed Ring Dish

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I am a sucker for something that I can put little trinkets and treasures in. Whether it’s a small dish, a little box, or something more intricate, if I can store stuff in it, I’m interested. These custom monogrammed ring dishes or trinket dishes are a perfect addition to my collection. The best part is – they’re easy to make, and you can have as many as you want in no time at all.

How to make a customized trinket dish

I used my Silhouette machine and some little dishes that are commonly used for appetizers. Who’s gonna know, right?!?  This monogrammed ring dish makes a great teacher’s gift to get school kicked off on the right foot!

How to Make a Custom Monogrammed Ring Dish

Time: 10 minutes

Skill level: Beginner


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Permanent adhesive vinyl. Most people use Oracal 651. It’s basically the name brand generic, like Kleenex or Scotch Tape. This vinyl assortment is comparable in quality.

Small porcelain dishes. I used these square ones for this project, but the round ones are really cute, too.


Silhouette Machine. I use this for so much stuff, it’s unbelievable. I so totally get my money out of this.

Transfer tape. I prefer transfer tape. Some people use clear contact paper.


Choose an image to use for your monogrammed ring dish.  Cut it out, using your Silhouette. Size it to the appropriate size. For these dishes, approximately 1.6 -1.7 inches is the perfect size.

Cut it out of vinyl. You can use a small scrap, as this is like 2 x 2 inches.


Remove the excess vinyl. This process is called weeding. Discard the extra vinyl. Be sure to get the spots like the loops in letters and spaces between lines.

decal on transfer tape

Take your transfer tape, and rub it onto your vinyl decal. Peel the transfer tape from the vinyl backing, and the vinyl should be on the tape.


Center your design over the bottom of the dish, and press down. Burnish well. Peel off the transfer tape.

Your motif should be stuck to the dish. Burnish well again. If there are small air bubbles in your monogrammed ring dish, just leave them. They’ll usually work their way out.


Step back, and admire your handiwork.

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About Greta Brinkley

Newly minted 30 year old. Lover of nail polish, glitter, and all things fashion and beauty.
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2 Responses to How to Make a Monogrammed Ring Dish

  1. Oh I like that! The apple one would make a great teacher gift.

  2. What a great gift idea! I love that it is so simple and fast to make.

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