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Karianne is back with a fabulously easy project.  Embossing on velvet.  Think of all the luxurious gifts you can make with this simple technique.  How posh would velvet embossed monogram pillows look on a couch for the holiday season?  Amazing…I know.  So enjoy the process ladies…you will want to pin this one.

how to emboss a monogram on velvet


Hello Infarrantly Creative readers.

It’s KariAnne from Thistlewood Farms.

And just in case you were wondering….

…Downton Abbey season 4 returns to PBS four months from today.

But who’s counting?


Me….I’m counting….that’s who.

And while I’m counting….I’m living how the other half lives….with this fancy velvet monogrammed table runner.

It’s such an easy project.

I’m sure even the Earl of Grantham would approve.  🙂

Here’s how to emboss a monogram on velvet.

embossed velvet table runner diy-project-how-to


velvet (at the risk of stating the obvious)

chip board letters


hard board to iron on

spray bottle with water

how to emboss velvet

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.

how to iron emboss on velvet

Step 2:  Place your velvet wrong side up over the letters

Flip the velvet over so the top side is facing the letters.

embossing velvet

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.

embossed velvet monogram

And here’s what it looks like when you finish.

I hemmed the sides of the velvet to finish the runner.

The possibilities are endless.

You could add a phrase or a name or a date or an anniversary.

And the best part… took me minutes.

Way less time than it will take for Downton Abbey Season 4 to broadcast on your local PBS station. 🙂


Here’s a few more monogram projects from Thistlewood Farms:


Monogram Glass

Etched Monogram Glass

Monogram Wreath Back Door

Monogram Wreath


Monogrammed Present Topper

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  1. I make baby blankets with that minky material, which looks much like the velvet in this post: fuzzy on one side, smooth on the other….wonder if this technique would work on it? I may have to experiment. 🙂

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