Happy holidays monoprinting
friends! Jo Lawson here! Get ready to deck the halls with this festive gel printed garland!
For this project, I was
inspired by the upcoming holiday season, but this garland can be adapted for
any occasion! It is also a great way to use the prints
you have laying around. I used a circle punch for the garland pieces, however
die cuts with an area large enough to sew would be beautiful as well.
this tutorial as a guide and then make it your own! Get creative!I provided a video for you to create along with me.
Step One – Create a Background
Continue to create backgrounds
in your favorite colors, patterns, and textures!
Four – Sew it All Together
to the sewing machine and pick thread that compliments your monoprinted pieces.
This is a great opportunity to try some of those decorative stitches you have
been dying to use!
a tail before you begin. Sew straight down the middle and DO NOT cut the
thread. Leave about two inches between each piece. Be sure to pull the thread
taut between the monoprinted pieces or the garland will not hang correctly.
10-12 pieces for each garland and don’t forget to leave a tail at the end. Knot
each tail when finished sewing and trim if desired.
Step Five – Embellish!
Keep them simple or
go all out! These garlands are versatile and always turn out elegant and
– Gelli Arts® Premium
Acrylic Paint – Cosmic Blue, Freshwater, Snowbound, Deep Jungle, Kiwi, Chili Pepper
– Gelli Arts® 4” Roller
– Gelli Arts® 3” Mini Round Plate
– 5” x 7” Gelli Arts® Printing
– 5 Half sheets of 8.5” x 11” Cardstock
– Bubble Wrap
– Circle Punch – 2.5″, 1.25″, and 1.5″
– Mandala or Snowflake
– Christmas Words
– Snowflake Die Cut
– Acrylic Block
– Sewing Machine
We hope this inspires you to adorn your house in fun garland for all occasions!
Thanks for stopping by!
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