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How to Make an Embossed Velvet Poinsettia Garland

Make your own garland this holiday season. Follow these instructions by Mary O'Neil on how to make an embossed velvet poinsettia garland to decorate your home for the holidays.

Materials

1/2 yard burgundy acetate rayon velvet
craft iron
Steam a Seam fusible web
good cutting scissors
hole punch
ribbon
Hot Potatoes poinsettia stamp
mist bottle with water
card stock
2" wide matching burgundy velvet ribbon
smaller decorative ribbon

Steps:

1. Turn iron to cotton setting. Lightly mist wrong side of velvet with water. Lay right side facing down on stop of stamp with the rubber image facing up (figure A).

2. Place the fusible web on top of the wrong side of the velvet. Remove one sheet of paper backing (on the side closest to the velvet) and leave one sheet on the side next to the iron (figure B).

3. Place the hot iron on the velvet with the stamp under it (figure C). Hold with pressure for 10 to 30 seconds.

4. Move the stamp and paper around and repeat until you have 10 to 12 poinsettias stamped (figure D).

5. Cut out each poinsettia with scissors. This is the most time consuming part of the project.

6. Remove the protective paper backing and lay that same surface facing up. Put card stock over this and iron to attach card stock to the velvet (figure E).

7. Cut out each poinsettia leaving a 1/8-inch border of card stock around the velvet (figure F).

8. Punch a hole in the poinsettia (figure G).

9. Use small pieces of the decorative ribbon to attach each poinsettia to the garland velvet ribbon, spacing them in an attractive manner (figure H).

10. Use little holiday candle rings at each end of the garland to secure the garland where you want to hang it (figure I).

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