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DIY: how to print your own Lilly Pulitzer tissue paper
Good morning Lilly Lovers and happy Monday! The Pelican Girls love DIY and crafty projects and we KNOW our Lilly Lovers do too! It's part of our love for Pinterest: seeing all the colorful crafts you all come up with. We love to Lilly-fy things just as much as you do so from time to time on the blog, we'll have Make it Mondays! For today's Make it Monday, the Pelican Girls are going to show you the easy peasy way to create your own Lilly Pulitzer tissue paper at home. The Lilly tissue can be used to make paper flowers, banners or with Mod Podge for custom frames, coolers and more.
Supplies you'll need: white tissue paper (I used a pack of gift wrap tissue from the Dollar Tree), masking tape, scissors, cardstock and a printer. A word of caution: this could be bad for your printer so proceed carefully.
I cut out a piece of tissue that was slightly smaller than my cardstock and carefully put masking tape around 3 of the sides. Be sure to hold the tissue as taut as you can and smooth out wrinkles as you go. Make sure which way paper feeds into your printer so you can print on the correct side and feed the paper in masking taped side first. It's super important to feed the paper in correctly so if you're not sure how your printer feeds paper, put a mark on a sheet of plain white paper and do a test page. For example, mine prints on the bottom side of the paper. Ensure your masking tape is smooth without any edges sticking out or any "sticky" exposed.
The next step is simple: once you know how your printer prints, carefully place the tissue/cardstock/masking tape piece into your printer and select print. It works best to start with a largeish file and select fit to page. If you need help finding prints we've got loads on our Pinterest boards. As each printer is diffferent, you may have to play with your printer settings a little bit to get the print perfect. Be mindful when selecting your print, and remember that some of it will print on the masking tape and excess cardstock. We chose everyone's favorite summer print: You Gotta Regatta!
Once your print is completed, give it a moment to dry and carefully remove the tissue paper from the cardstock. This can be done be peeling off the masking tape or, if you're impatient like me, cutting the tissue paper from the masking tape. You'll be left with your very own printed Pulitzer paper. The best part about this craft is that the possibilities are endless; you can use any of your favorite prints or graphics to create custom crafts.
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