If you've ever looked into purchasing a monogrammed item, you know that personalizing can get a little pricey. While more stores offering a monogramming option to a product (Mark & Graham, Pottery Barn, West Elm to name a few) the easiest, most affordable option is simply to Do It Yourself.
First find an item you want to monogram. The options are nearly endless. I chose to add a monogram to a small, ceramic bento plate from CB2 for a mere $1.95.
I then looked to Etsy for a Monogram Decal. There are plenty of options when it comes to color, size, and monogram font. I chose a more traditional circular monogram to contrast with the square bento plate.
Once I received the decal in the mail, I cleaned the surface of the plate, removing any dust or smudges, and peeled the decal on the plate. To smooth it out, gently use a credit card to remove any wrinkles or air bubbles.