Sometimes you just need a little extra something to finish off your holiday decorations. With this Lightbulb Garland, you can use up bits of fabric from other projects to create a fun little accent that will create sparkle and whimsy. Make as many or as few light bulbs as you need to fill your space.
Make a Christmas Light Bulb Garland
- Lightbulb Garland Pattern
- fabric scraps
- HeatnBond EZ Print Lite Fusible Adhesive
- Deco Foil Hot Melt Adhesive
- Deco Foil Transfer Sheets in Silver
- wool blend felt to coordinate with your fabric
- optional: freezer paper
Prepare Fabric for Light Bulbs
- Print the first page of the light bulb pattern onto a sheet of Heat n Bond EZ Print lite
- Cut out around each bulb, leaving a slight margin around each piece.
- Fuse the bulb onto the back of your fabric piece.
- Cut out the fabric on the pattern line.
- Peel the paper backing off the fabric bulb.
Prepare Felt for Light bulbs
- Trace or print the second pattern page onto the paper side of freezer paper (or use your favorite method for cutting out patterns on felt).
- Use a medium temp iron with no steam to fuse the wax side of the freezer paper to the felt.
- Cut out the felt along the pattern piece.
- Peel the freezer paper off the felt. Repeat, re-using the freezer paper to cut a second piece of felt for each bulb. OR, cut out two pieces of felt at the same time.
Finish the Light Bulbs
- Fuse the fabric to one piece of the felt.
- Place the two felt pieces together.
- Sew around the fabric piece of the bulb.
- Sew across the top of the socket leaving the rest of the socket open to allow for sliding on a garland. Backstitch at the beginning and ending of stitching.
- Trace the small square on the first page of the pattern onto the paper side of the Deco Foil Hot Melt adhesive.
- Fuse the adhesive onto the socket part of the bulb. Follow package directions.
- Peel the paper backing off the adhesive and fuse the foil.
Now all your bulbs are done! You can add a small loop of twine or ribbon to turn them into ornaments or slide your ribbon or twine through the opening in the socket to create a garland.
This fun garland will add a bit of charm to your mantle, tree or any other space you want to make just a bit more festive.
If you are looking for a couple more ideas to add a little something extra to your decor, you might like this simple Merry and Bright banner, or this Black and White shadow box if you don’t want to sew!
Happy Creating everyone! xoxo, Amy