I just wanted to interrupt Halloween for a moment to ask if we can still be friends…..if I put a picture of a stocking on my blog…..
….and it’s October?
Under normal circumstances it would never happen.
I mean….seriously…..I’m in the middle of costumes and Betsy Ross hats and candy and treat bags.
The leaves are still falling.
And there are pumpkins on my front porch.
But I was at Wal-Mart the other day buying groceries…..
…..and I came home with a red stocking with white trim.
And I knew….that I knew….that I knew…. it would be amazing with an embossed monogram on it.
I’ve been working on a tutorial for embossing velvet.
I made a runner…..but the stocking……seriously?
And if I waited until December all the red velvet stockings with furry white tops and the cutest ball trim for only $4.97….would be gone.
So I took a chance.
And I think your mantel will thank me.
How to Emboss a Monogram on Velvet
(perfect for a velvet stocking in October)
velvet (at the risk of stating the obvious)
chip board letters
hard board to iron on
spray bottle with water
Step 1: Lay out the chipboard letters
Decide which monogram you want to use.
There are so many different fonts and styles of chip board letters.
Tape them to a hard board.
You want to use a board instead of an ironing board so you don’t emboss anything but the letters.
Make sure you reverse the letters when you place them on the board…so when they iron they are right side up.
Step 2: Place your velvet wrong side up over the letters
Flip the velvet over so the top side is facing the letters.
Step 3: Spray velvet with water and iron
Using the spray bottle mist the velvet heavily to ensure the embossing takes.
Iron the velvet.
Do not rub the iron across the letters.
Press the iron…then lift and place on another part of the letters.
And here’s what it looks like when you flip it over.
I’ll show you the stocking on the mantel…..way closer to Christmas.
And next week we will return to our regularly scheduled programming.