Screen Printing & Block Printing Ideas for Christmas
in Permaset Blog Tips & Ideas1 Dec 2017 | 0 Comments
Christmas is rapidly approaching, and hand made screen printed items make a great impression under (and on) the tree. Here are our top easy projects using eco friendly ink for screen printing to make your festive season vibrant this year.
Customised wrapping paper
Nothing completes a thoughtful gift like wrapping it in a hand printed sheet of screen printed paper. You could create a repeated design using a block print, or cut delicate lace or snow patterns out of a single sheet of vinyl and screen print the result. It’s completely your choice whether you stick to the traditional red, white, green, gold and silver, or mix things up with a fresh mint or hot pink ink.
Small and easy screen printed gifts
Whether you’re finding a gift for a teacher, neighbour or distant relative, it can be tricky to find presents that will please everyone. Why not whip up some colourful fabric doorstoppers, aprons, storage baskets and drawstring bags using eco friendly inks? They are sure to be used and loved and can be so inexpensive to make in simple linen or canvas.
Screen printed cards and tags
A simple screen printed card design can be easily and quickly replicated, and will be genuinely appreciated by those on your mailing and gift list. You might block print these same Christmas-themed emblems onto kraft stock gift tags to add to every present under the tree. By block printing these on thick paper stock or on plywood disks, you could also use or sell these as Christmas tree decorations.
Printed Christmas stockings
Forget chain-store stockings when it’s so much fun personalising screen printed versions for everyone in the family. You can customise these using separate designs incorporating each person’s name, or by printing the same retro or modern design in each person’s favourite colour instead. If you print both sides of a stocking out on canvas it’s an easy process to cut them out and stitch the sides together using blanket stitch, even if you aren’t an experienced sewer. Bonus points for matching table linen at your Christmas dinner!