I’ve hardly gotten out of bed this past week thanks to my bad cold. I’m still a little loopy today, but I finally got my traced template scanned to share with anyone interested in making a Christmas garland.
My traced letter template can be downloaded by clicking here. The template is in a very rough state, just my pencil tracing, but it’s the best I could do this week. And it’s certainly functional, since it’s exactly what I used. The letters for the template are not reversed since I used freezer paper to make my templates, and freezer paper can be ironed to the front side of your felt without leaving a mark on the fabric.
To cut out my letters, I traced my template letters onto freezer paper. Simply iron the freezer paper template, waxy side down onto the felt. For the red lettering I cut with my pinking scissors on the outside of the line. I used one template to cut letters like M or S for the multiple letters needed in the garland. Just be sure to cut out all the red letters first.
Once cut, I peeled away the template and saved it to reuse for the cream letters. I love that freezer paper templates can be reused more than once.
Cut on the inside of the line to cut the cream letters.
I stitched the red lettering to the ribbon, then glued the cream lettering to the red, using fabric glue. I didn’t like the idea of stitching on my cream lettering.
Here is something very fun. A Make it Do reader, Katharina from Germany was inspired by my post about my grandmother’s garland. She used Ariel Narrow font to make her own templates to create a garland. She was able to find wonderful sequins! I love how her garland turned out.
I love how blogging connects us together. Thank you so much Katharina for sharing your lovely garland with me!