I have been enjoying stenciling these past couple of months.
I shared a stenciled jar candle holder back in September and today myself along with 5 other bloggers are sharing a themed Christmas with stencils project that we all hope you will enjoy and find inspiring.
Our friend Carole from Garden Up Green organized this Christmas with stencils blog hop.
You will find links to everyone of these creative artists and bloggers at the end of this post.
This post is twofold as it is also the debut of my hand-cut Cedar Christmas Tree from our property.
I set out about 2 days ago to find the perfect Christmas Tree and here it is.
I shared the details on Instagram and just when I was about to bring the little Cedar inside an IG friend advised against it, because of bagworms.
Truth be told Cedars are very prickly and I suspect that I have a couple of chigger bites too.
Oh well, one might think it looks a little like a Charlie Brown Christmas Tree, but to me it is beautiful and jut perfect for our front porch!
For this project I decided to use some rustic planters that my husband made for me a few years ago.
I freshened them up with some gray chalk paint.
Then between the two of us (the hubby) and myself we designed, cut, sanded and painted two signs for me to stencil.
The Project Using Salvaged Pieces Of Lumber & Cedar Planter
1. Cut your salvaged pieces of lumber into the size of board you’d like to stencil.
2. Sand rough edges of board
3. Paint the board
4. Let board dry before stenciling.
Stenciling The Project
1. Secure the stencil to the board with painters tape
2. Gather all of your paints together, I used acrylic paint.
3. Use paper plates to put your paint on
4. Keep scissors and various paint brushes handy
5. Remove stencil after painting
6. Attach to planter
The hubby and I enjoyed this project and the weather was positively wonderful so most of it was completed outdoors.
Now, this stencil design would not have been possible without Debbiedoos stencils.
Her stencil line includes various seasons and themes as well as being a quality stencil that is forgiving.
These stencils are sturdy, but yet flexible and they stay in place!
She is a one man show so to speak and her products are all made in the U.S.A.!
This sign started out like this.
Then to this…
Then finally to this!
Thank you for joining us today with our themed Christmas With Stencils project.
Our talented friends have links below.
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