Jolly Christmas Patches

by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Jolly Christmas Patches

Embroidered iron-on patches aren't just for covering holes and decorating textiles, they make beautiful toppers for Christmas cards too. Kyriakos shows us how to use iron on patches to decorate our Christmas cards.

Penguin Patch Card

Heavily distress the front of the card with the Paper Soft Color.

Download and print the patchwork background paper. Cut a square of 13x13cm (~5x5in). Using the circle cutter remove a 9cm diameter circle. Glue the square paper on the front of the card.

Place glue around the circle window and on the bottom of the square cutting.

Sprinkle the ice crystals on the glue. Remove the excess. I suggest to turn the card and press it on the ice crystals excess to secure them on the card. Let it aside to dry.

Glue the iron on patch and the burlap string in position. Continue with the rest of the embellishments.

Rudolph the Reindeer Card

For the reindeer patch, use the caramel Paper Soft Color, open a square window 9x9cm on the background paper. Glue first the ribbon and then the ice crystals. Continue with the iron on patch, the burlap string and the rest of the embellishments.

Santa Merry Christmas Card

For the Santa patch, keep the card white. Glue burlap string around the circle window and ice crystals around the background paper and drops of snow on the top.

TIP - Use repositionable glue, foam pads or velcro dots if you want a removable patch that can be ironed onto hats, gloves and sweaters.

Products Mentioned

  • Buddly Crafts 15mm Stars Metal Claw Stud Rivets - Silver Tone 50pcs #V5
  • Buddly Crafts 1mm Jute String - 110m Natural
  • Buddly Crafts 25mm Christmas Grosgrain Ribbon - 2m Santa & Snowman
  • Buddly Crafts 32mm Felt Snowflakes with Gems - 12pcs White
  • Buddly Crafts 5mm Round Metal Claw Stud Rivets - Silver Tone 200pcs #V8
  • Buddly Crafts Christmas Iron On Embroidered Applique Patch - Penguin 62mm x 74mm #4
  • Buddly Crafts Christmas Iron On Embroidered Applique Patch - Rudolph Reindeer 58mm x 50mm plus legs #6
  • Buddly Crafts Iron On Patch - Santa Merry Christmas #1
  • Buddly Crafts Wooden Shapes - 20mm Christmas Mix 30pcs W46
  • Dovecraft Cards & Envelopes - 6x6 - 10pcs White DCCE025
  • Hobby & Crafting Fun Compass Circle Cutter
  • Kim's Digi Papers - A Patchwork of Papers - Blue
  • Kim's Digi Papers - Silent Night
  • Kim's Digi Papers - Winter Warm
  • Kim's Digital Stamp - Twelve Christmas Greetings
  • Moon Sun Hobby Art Knife #511131
  • Stick It! Hot Melt Glue Gun - UK Plug STI 2000
  • Viva Decor Eiskristall - 200g Ice Crystals
  • Viva Decor Paper Soft Color - Caramel 453
  • Viva Decor Paper Soft Color - Indigo 607

Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Hi! My name is Kyriakos and I live in Greece. I enjoy learning new techniques and mixing various materials in my projects. My favourite materials are metallic foils, charms and wires which you can see in the photos on my website.