Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Cutting Edge Stencils. All opinions, images and love of Christmas DIY projects are 100% mine.
It’s time for another Create & Share series blog post, where a group of bloggers gets together each month to take an item and put their own creative spin on it.
This month’s challenge was to use a Christmas stencil. I knew the stencil and my recent obsession with making over old frames could come together for this project. And they did:
Scroll down to see the other bloggers’ projects (they’re awesome), and enter the giveaway for a chance to win one of five stencil kits!
Here’s the original frame (from Goodwill):
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- Old frame
- White paint (I used this.)
- Oval mop paint brush
- Cutting Edge Christmas stencil
- 2 pieces of plain white paper
- Red Sharpie
- Green Sharpie
- Black Sharpie
- Light green Le Plume marker
- Scotch tape
Follow these steps to get a similar look:
1. Get the paint ready and paint the frame.
I was originally thinking I’d spray paint the frame, but since it’s December in Wisconsin, it’s too cold to spray paint outside.
So I decided to use paint and a brush. My plan was then to give the fame a solid white coat of paint.
But as I started brushing the paint on, it was giving the frame a kind of white washed look. I loved it! Way more than a solid colored frame. So I went with it.
I’m already plotting my next ‘white washed look’ project.
2. Let the frame dry.
3. Tape the stencil to a piece of white paper so it doesn’t move while you’re using it.
4. Color in the stencil with the markers.
5. Repeat for the second picture.
My frame had two openings, so I needed two pictures. You can see I switched the stencil over so the big ornament was on the left instead of the right:
6. Cut the paper so that the picture will fit in the frame.
7. Tape the paper into the back of the frame.
The mat had some dirt on it. I flipped it over so the dirt was on the back/inside the frame. Took care of that!
Remember to hop around and see the other bloggers’ Christmas stencil projects, and enter the giveaway below!
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