Every Monday in October, I will be doing a tutorial for a quick and easy Christmas project.
This is the first one - a Christmas wallhanging.
You will need:
25" of upholstery webbing in red and burlap
(the webbing in red and burlap is available at HL and is
14" of jute twine
Lightweight fusible interfacing
1 Christmas spray of greenery and berries
1 1/2" decorative ribbon (I used red stripe on burlap)
Wire for making bow
This project has NO sewing for you non-sewers!
First, you need to find a lettering you like. You want one that is thick and will be easy to cut out.
Reverse your letters and trace onto a lightweight fusible interfacing.
Iron the interfacing with the letters on it to a piece of red felt. So much of the felt nowadays will not take heat well, so I always use a man's hankerchief on top of the interfacing when doing the bonding process with your iron.
(And John is always wondering where his hankerchiefs are!)
Now cut out your felt letters. You could do NOEL, WELCOME or any greeting you desire. Just remember to adjust the length of your webbing strip to the length of your message.
My letters were about 2 1/2" wide x 3" high.
Notch the bottom of your piece of webbing.
Using your Christmas spray, cut it all apart so you have several sections.
Make a simple bow out of your ribbon using the florist wire to hold it.
Now, hot glue the top of the webbing down on the backside with the jute twine inside to form the hanger. I turned about
1 1/2" down on the back side.
Next, add your bow with hot glue.
Then hot glue in your greenery and berries in a pleasing manner.
Lay your cut out felt letters on the webbing and determine the spacing before starting to glue. Then glue them down.
This makes a very inexpensive and nice gift for friends for the holidays. It would be a great hostess gift.
Till next time, Judy