Interchangeable Wreath Ornament with Artesprix Iron-on-Ink

Raise your hand if, like me, you have a million pins on your “Home Decor to Try” Pinterest board.  I’m Designer Naomi, and I get so excited and pumped up seeing all the beautiful wreaths and home decor people create to make their house a home. In this tutorial I want to show you how I combined a couple of ideas to create an all-occasion, interchangeable door hanging. For this, I used the Artesprix blank of the month Maple Ornament and a super cute stencil from Heffy Doodle. 

maple ornament wreath tag with iron-on-ink

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What is Artesprix Iron-on-Ink?

Artesprix Sublimation Markers, Ink, and Paint are specially formulated to allow you to use basic copy paper (something we all have) to: color, stamp, stencil, and monoprint anything you wish and turn it into a heat-transferable design. Anyone can make amazing designs, regardless of your artistic skill level. You can then use heat (either  a heat press or a home iron) and pressure to apply these designs to a polyester or polyester coated substrate.  Your designs will then be permanently printed onto your substrate.

heat tape protective paper sublimation markers Heffy doodle stencil

Maple Ornaments

Sublimation Markers

Heffy Doodle Swirl Stencil

Heat Press. Handheld Craft Press, or Home Iron

Protective Paper

Heat Tape

Copy Paper

Washi Tape


Sentiment Stamp

Embossing Ink Pad (like VersaMark)

Embossing Powder

Step-by-Step Tutorial: 
Step 1: Use a pencil to trace around the outside of your maple ornament blank.

maple ornament template on plain paper  

Pro Tip: You may want to create several templates. This will give you additional options to play with while you create.

Step 2: Use washi tape to tape the stencil over the template. 

sublimation artesprix marker design on plain paper

Step 3: Remove the stencil and trace over the pencil marks using Artesprix Sublimation Markers. I used red from the basic color set for this step.

Step 4: Color in every other swirl with the red sublimation marker.

sublimation marker design with artesprix

Step 5: Use a pink marker to color in the remaining swirls.

Step 6: Color as many designs as you would like, make it your own. 

artesprix marker design on plain paper

Step 7: Choose the design you would like to transfer and cut it out leaving additional space between the template and edge of the paper.

secured maple ornament to bag tag with heat tape

Step 8: Place the maple ornament over the design you wish to transfer and tape with heat tape.

Pro Tip #2: Use a lint roller to clean the ornament before taping the design to it.

secured project with protective paper

Step 9: Now we’ll make our “sublimation sandwich” to get ready to transfer our design. Make a sublimation sandwich by positioning your secured design between two pieces of protective paper. 

Step 10: Press the panel at 400℉ for 40 seconds using firm pressure.

sublimation artesprix design on ornament after transfer

Step 11: Do a “peek test” by lifting a corner of the design to make sure the design transferred correctly. If the design is transferred well, you are done and you can remove the tape and paper from the maple ornament. Because you did not remove any tape, you can re-press if needed.

Pro Tip #3: If you want to sublimate both sides, allow ornament to cool before transferring to the other side before Step 12. 

sublimation marker design on maple ornament

Step 12: After the ornament is cool, stamp the sentiment of your choice directly on the wood using ink like Versa Mark.

Step 13: Cover the wet ink with embossing powder and shake off the excess.

embossed design on sublimation blank

Step 14: Heat the remaining ink and embossing powder with a heat tool. Keep the heat gun moving and heat until the embossing powder starts changing color.

Step 15: Attach the ornament to a wreath using ribbon.

sublimation maple ornament wreath tag with iron-on-ink

I love this ornament because I can use it all year.  And because it is double sided, I can flip it over or even change it out for a different accent to my door hanger.  For more seasonal ideas for your next Iron-on-Ink project, check out the Artesprix Blog. Let us know if you try out this project by using the #Artesprix & #IrononInk or post your project to the Artesprix Facebook Group. Be sure to order your Maple Ornaments ASAP because they’re only available during the month of December.

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Now, go make something creative!

Naomi Garcia

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