Crafts, Home Decor

Stenciling a Pretty Princess Pillow

Do you or someone you know have a little royalty in their bloodline? Hail the Princess or Queen in you home with a golden crown stencil from My Crafty Stencils! Spell it out with our Anthem Letter stencil set! For this craft you will need:

Anthem Letter Stencil Set – https://bit.ly/2DdC072

Viscount Crown Stencil – https://bit.ly/2PeNWua

Americana Acrylic Craft Paint – https://bit.ly/2yIMU1p

Americana Fabric Painting Medium – https://bit.ly/2DKkc4

Flat Bristle Stencil Brush – https://bit.ly/2Wy68lC

Repositionable Spray Adhesive – https://bit.ly/2yFQoBK

Frog Tape Painter’s Tape – https://bit.ly/2OtyDkb

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Get started by spraying the back of the Viscount crown stencil with Repositionable Spray Adhesive and centering it on the surface of the pillowcase. The pillowcase should not be on a pillow as you stencil. To keep the fabric from bunching up, spray a piece of cardboard with Repositionable Spray Adhesive and put it inside of the pillowcase. Smooth out any wrinkles and make sure the stencil is pressed firmly to the surface. Mix the Americana Glorious Gold craft paint with Americana Fabric Painting Medium 2:1 on a paper plate using the stencil brush.

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Once the Fabric Painting Medium is thoroughly mixed into the paint, swirl the excess paint off of the brush and onto a piece of paper towel. The brush bristles should feel about dry to the touch. Lightly swirl the paint onto the edges of the crown stencil as you begin to fill the design with color.

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It is really helpful to have a piece of cardboard coated in Repositionable Spray Adhesive to keep the material from shifting as you swirl on the stencil paint. Lightly build the color in 3-4 coats of paint. Once the color fill is solid peel off the stencil.

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Next, attach a piece of Frog Tape Painters tape to the pillowcase so that it runs straight from one side to the other. This is the line you should use to line up the stencil letters. Use Repositionable Spray Adhesive on the back of your lettering stencil then press it into place on the line. Use more Frog Tape Painters Tape on either side of the letter “P” to keep from painting outside of those boundaries.

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For the lettering try mixing Americana Shimmering Silver and Lilac acrylic paints. This paint should then be mixed with Americana Fabric Painting Medium 2:1. Once mixed swirl the excess paint off of the stencil brush onto paper towel until it feels just about dry to the touch.

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Swirl the stencil paint through each letter individually until you reach full color. It should take 3-4 coats on each letter to reach full coverage. As you complete each letter, simply peel off the lettering stencil and put the next letter into position to be stenciled.

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Once your word is complete, peel off the Frog Tape Painters Tape and place your pillowcase onto a pillow. The fabric paint takes 24 hours to cure so be sure not to wash your new pillowcase before then. The pretty princess pillowcase craft is a great gift for birthdays, holidays, or mothers day. Customize the wording for any king, queen, duke, countess, prince, or princess that you know! Check out the video below for step by step instructions and visit https://www.mycraftystencils.com/ to browse our products!

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Crafts, Home Decor

DIY Personalized Monogram Beverage Coaster Stencil Project

Personalize your plain beverage beverage coasters with a stencil in this week’s DIY stenciling project. All you need are some stencils, paint, and a set of drinking coasters from your favorite home decor site or store! This project works well for wood, marble, or cork coasters. You will need the following:

3″ Simple Script Letter Set – https://bit.ly/2Ju3db2

Nador Designer Craft Stencil – https://bit.ly/2Fp1akq

Repositionable Spray Adhesive – https://bit.ly/2yFQoBK

Americana Acrylic Craft Paints – https://bit.ly/2POD1GS

Craft Stencil Brush for every color – https://bit.ly/2UQ75nH

Americana Gloss Finish Acrylic Sealer – https://bit.ly/2Tkj1Ns

Low Grit 220 Sandpaper

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Begin by lightly sanding the surface of each coaster. This will remove and protective top coat from the coaster and roughen the surface so that paint sticks to the surface easier. Wipe away any dust with a damp rag before continuing. Once the coasters are prepared, use a coat of Repositionable Spray Adhesive on the back of the stencil and set aside for 30-60 seconds before placing on the coaster.

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Prepare the brush before getting to stenciling. To stencil you want to use a dry brush painting technique. Do this by swirling the flat tipped stencil brush into the paint on a paper plate. Once the bristles are nice and loaded with paint, swirl the excess paint off of the brush onto a paper towel so that only the lightest amount comes off of the brush. It is important to use the dry brush technique each time you load paint onto your brush because it prevents paint bleed beneath the edges of the stencil so that you always get a crisp design.

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Once the Repositionable Spray Adhesive has become tacky after 30-60 seconds, press the stencil to the surface of the coaster. Use the Nador stencil design as the background. When the stencil is in place use Frog Tape Painters Tape to mark off any close edges of the coaster to prevent paint from getting on the sides. After 2-4 light coats of paint you should get an even build of color on your pattern.

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Once you have stenciled the background onto each stencil it’s time to stencil the monogram letters.The font used in this tutorial is 3″ Simple Script. Make sure you have a new brush or thoroughly cleaned and dried the brush from the background before you begin. Center the monogram stencil, mask the edges using painter’s tape, and begin swirling in black paint using the dry brush techniques. After 2-4 coats of paint you should have full coverage.

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After stenciling each coaster use a coat or two of Americana Gloss Finish Acrylic Sealer to protect the paint design on the coaster surface. The gloss will give the coasters a nice shine to them.

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We hope you enjoyed this My Crafty Stencils stenciling tutorial. If you wish to browse our products visit https://www.mycraftystencils.com/ and check out the instructional video below for any details you might have missed!

#DIY #Stenciling #Monogram #Coasters

Crafts, Home Decor

How to Stencil a Damask Motif Wall Hanger

Here is a crafty way to turn any old wall hanger into a stylish damask accent piece on any wall or door! Stenciled with Emperor’s Gold Americana Acrylic Paint this damask motif is sure to catch the eye of your guests and visitors. For this craft you will need the following tools:

Damask Motif Craft Stencil – https://bit.ly/2TAD6nr

Repositionable Adhesive Spray – https://bit.ly/2yFQoBK

Craft Stencil Brushes – https://bit.ly/2UQ75nH

Frog Tape Painter’s Change – https://bit.ly/2OtyDkb

Americana Matte Finish Acrylic Sealer – https://bit.ly/2PG5lyv

Americana Acrylic Craft Paints:

Napa Red – https://bit.ly/2u6Mzns

Indian Turquoise – https://bit.ly/2UzDUph

Emperor’s Gold – https://bit.ly/2EXB9HM

Glorious Gold – https://bit.ly/2yIMU1p

 

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Start off by spraying the back of your Damask Motif wall stencil with Repositionable Spray Adhesive. Give the Repositionable Spray Adhesive 30-60 seconds to become tacky before pressing it to the wall. In the meantime, use a screwdriver to remove the wall hanger. Now press the stencil in place so the bottom of the damask overlaps with the top of the hanger.

 

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Put a bit of Napa Red Americana acrylic paint onto a paper plate, swirl the paint into the brush bristles, then swirl the excess paint off onto a piece of paper towel. The bristles should feel just about dry to the touch before you start stenciling. Lightly swirl this red into the stencil design. This will shade the color of gold that you will stencil over the red. For parts of the design near the edges of the stencil use a few pieces of Frog Tape Painters Tape to keep from getting paint on the wall.

 

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Now stencil a coat of Emperor’s Gold Americana acrylic paint over the red. Just the same as before, swirl paint into your brush and the excess off onto paper towel. This dry brush technique prevents the paint from bleeding beneath the edges of the stencil. Everytime you take more paint onto your stencil brush you will need to swirl the excess paint off onto paper towel.

 

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Once you have a full coat of Emperor’s Gold acrylic paint on your design try shading Indian Turquoise at the center of the petals of the damask and Napa Red at the edges. This will bring the colors out in the last coat of gold and create a more varied, patina style.

 

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Swirl another coat of Emperor’s Gold over the stencil design. Once you have coated the colors, swirl in the lighter Glorious Gold acrylic paint around the center of the design. Then remove the stencil.

 

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Carefully line the stencil back up over the design and mask off the wall hook with Frog Tape Painters Tape. Make sure the stencil is as flat as possible over the design then bounce the stencil brush up and down using the stipple method to paint the hook Emperor’s Gold.

 

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Remove the stencil once more then color the top of the hook in Emperor’s Gold acrylic paint. Peel off the Frog Tape Painters Tape then coat the design in a coat of Americana craft sealer.

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Time to hang up your smock because that’s it, you’re done! Just another fun and simply way to bring more color into your life with My Crafty Stencils! Check out the video below and visit https://www.mycraftystencils.com/ to browse our products!

Crafts, Home Decor

Mixed Media Stencil Craft Techniques

Here’s a project worthy of a rainy day! In this demonstration we show you a couple stencil technique you may not consider when crafting. To make an artistic mixed media craft like the one here you will need:

Abstract Floral Mini Craft Stencil – https://bit.ly/2Dkpt0H

Abstract Foliage Mini Craft Stencil – https://bit.ly/2TzxLZD

Alligator Skin Mini Craft Stencil – https://bit.ly/2HXBBdx

Scales Mini Craft Stencil – https://bit.ly/2WQyrff

Clock Work Mini Craft Stencil – https://bit.ly/2GvImB3

Craft Stencil Brushes – https://bit.ly/2UQ75nH

Frog Tape Painter’s Tape – https://bit.ly/2OtyDkb

Repositionable Spray Adhesive – https://bit.ly/2yFQoBK

Americana Acrylic Paint – https://bit.ly/2zcS1YK

Mini Squeegee – https://bit.ly/2RKEaQ5

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First we wanted to emboss a stencil design into our paper without an embossing machine. To created a raised design on your paper you will first need to dampen it to make it workable. Use a damp sponge to dab water over the surface of your sheet on both sides in the are you want to emboss. We only dampened a section of the paper but if you want to emboss the whole sheet you will need to dampen the entire paper. Be careful not to overwet the paper or else it may fall apart. Lay the damp paper over a foam pad with the alligator skin mini craft stencil positioned on top. In our demonstration we actually used a mouse pad which worked great. With your stencil in place, use a rolling pin to firmly press the stencil on top of the paper. The foam will flex through the stencil giving the paper raised edges like alligator skin. Once you have embossed the wet paper set it aside to dry.

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Once the paper dries it is time to add some color to this design. To do this we are using a rainbow colored inkpad, but any craft store ink pad or distress ink will work. Position the opening of the stencil over the raised areas of the design and press the inkpad through the top. You may need to repeatedly stamp the ink through until you get even coverage. Once you do, life the stencil and reposition it for the next repeat.

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The next technique is using 3 Dimensional Glue Paste to create a raised design on the project’s surface. Use Repositionable Spray Adhesive on the back of your stencil and press it into position on your project surface. Using a mini squeegee, evenly spread the 3D glue paste through the stencil design. Once the design is evenly coated peel the stencil from the surface. Before continuing allow the glue to dry clear. Before we get to foiling the raised design we are going to paint some more designs on the surface.

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Before adding any more raised designs with 3D glue let’s add more colored stencil designs using acrylic paint. First we sprayed the back of the abstract foliage stencil with repositionable spray adhesive to stick it to the bottom of the page. Use some Frog Tape Painter’s Tape around the edges of the stencil to keep yourself from painting outside of the design. Swirl your stencil brush into the paint then swirl the excess off onto a piece of paper towel. Your brush should feel dry to the touch before you begin painting the design. Swirl the paint through the design in 2-3 coats of paint until you reach full coverage of the design. For the green leaves we went with a solid fill, but for the scales we went with a random color swirl with a dark blue underneath and a light blue on top in acrylic paint. Be sure to mask off any part of the design you don’t want to paint using Frog Tape Painter’s Tape.

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Now let’s get back into using the 3D glue paste and foil transferring. Use frog tape painter’s tape to isolate the section of the design you want on your project. Use your mini squeegee to spread the 3D glue paste through the stencil. Lift the stencil straight off the surface and allow the 3D glue paste to dry until it is clear before continuing. Once the first flower dried we added two more flowers from the abstract floral mini craft stencil. Allow these flowers to dry until clear before continue.

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The last step is to use the foil transfer sheet on the dried 3D glue paste. Place the shiny side up of the foil transfer sheet on top of the design and use the back of your fingernail to rub the foil. By rubbing the foil with the back of your fingernail the foil will transfer and coat the 3D design.

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With the 3D glue paste coated in foil the craft is complete! You can do this and so much more with My Crafty Stencils’ craft stencils. Emboss, deboss, paint, glue, foil, or ink our stencils for your next paper craft project. Check out the video below to be inspired by our step by step tutorial.

Birthdays, Crafts, Fashion

Stenciled Dinosaur Tote Bag Party Favors!

Have a roaring good time at your next party by making these Dinosaur themed Tote Bags with stencils from My Crafty Stencils. Everything but the tote bags can be found on our website, listed below:

Brachiosaurus Dinosaur Stencil – https://bit.ly/2DLzN3o

Charonosaurus Dinosaur Stencil – https://bit.ly/2TonFL7

Deinonychus Dinosaur Stencil – https://bit.ly/2Wx3rkh

Pterodactyl Dinosaur Stencil – https://bit.ly/2RWB9kB

Repositionable Spray Adhesive – https://bit.ly/2Uq73mi

Americana Acrylic Craft Paints – https://bit.ly/2TTMkrH

Americana Fabric Painting Medium – https://bit.ly/2DKkc4p

Stencil Brushes – https://bit.ly/2Wy68lC

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To begin stenciling dinosaurs on your tote bags start by preparing your stencil space and materials. Begin by spraying the back of your stencils with repositionable spray adhesive and allowing the spray to set for about 30 seconds. This spray will stay tacky on your stencil for multiple uses but must dry for 30-60 seconds before using your stencil. As you wait, mix your Americana acrylic paint with Americana Fabric Painting Medium. Our first color of paint is Primary Blue. Thoroughly mix the fabric painting medium in the blue acrylic paint using your stencil brush. We recommend using a paper plate as your painting palette.

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With your fabric paint mixed together you are ready to stencil! Press your stencil to the center of your tote bag so that the repositionable spray adhesive holds down the stencil details. Take your stencil brush and swirl the excess paint off onto a paper towel until the bristles feel just about dry to the touch. Paint gets stored in the bristles of your brush so as you swirl paint through the stencil the seemingly dry brush still coats your surface in paint. Start by swirling paint upon the edges of your stencil design. The edges of the stencil are where the design is defined. With the edges stenciled, begin swirling paint into the center of your design. Build your paint over the course of 2-3 light coats of paint.

After swirling 2-3 light coats of paint into your stencil design you will have a nice solid color fill on your tote bag. With the design properly stenciled onto the fabric you are ready to remove the stencil. Set down your stencil brush then gently peel the stencil from the stencil surface. Below the stencil you will be left with a nice, crisp dinosaur!

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This project is a fun activity for kids and adults alike. Great for kids birthday parties, after school hangouts, or your local dinosaur fan club. With a unique dinosaur for each bag everyone can have a dinosaur in their favorite color! We have tons to choose from: Diplodocus, Polacanthus, Hypsilophodont, Tyrannosaurus, Euoplocephalus, Syntarsus, Velociraptor, Parasaurolophus, Ankylosaurus, Staurikosaurus, Plesiosaur, or even Anchiceratops! Our dinosaur stencils come in many different sizes, perfect for greetings cards to wall murals! Check out our products at https://www.mycraftystencils.com/ and check out the video below for more information.

#Dinosaur #KidsParty #Craft #PartyFavor

Crafts, Home Decor, Spring

Home Sweet Home Stenciled Fabric Placemat

Adorn your plain placemats with a Home Sweet Home stencil design from My Crafty Stencils! Stenciling onto fabric is an easy way to add some color to your decor. You will need the following tools:

Home Sweet Home Craft Stencil – https://bit.ly/2SPJqTA

Americana Fabric Painting Medium – https://bit.ly/2DKkc4p

Americana Avocado Acrylic Paint – https://bit.ly/2TIZ6Z0

Americana Hauser Medium Green Acrylic Paint – https://bit.ly/2CgdYah

Americana Black Acrylic Paint – https://bit.ly/2POD1GS

White Bristle Stencil Brush – https://bit.ly/2M75Hd9

Repositionable Spray Adhesive – https://bit.ly/2yFQoBK

Frog Tape Painter’s Tape – https://bit.ly/2OtyDkb

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Start by spraying the back of your stencil with Repositionable Spray Adhesive. Use the repositionable spray adhesive from about 8-12 inches away to for a few seconds. Give the spray 30 seconds to become tacky before using your stencil on the surface of your project.

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Put your stencil on the approximate center of the placemat then use a ruler to center it. Measure how far the stencil is from the edges of the placemat then press it to the surface when it is centered. Use Frog Tape painters tape around the edges of the stencil to keep from stenciling outside of the design. When painting with different colors, determine which element you will be painting first. Let’s start with the lettering. Mask the other elements of the design like the vine and flowers.

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Mix Americana Hauser Medium Green with Americana Fabric Medium using your stencil brush. Once the fabric paint is mixed, swirl the excess paint off of your brush onto a piece of paper towel. The stencil brush should feel about dry to the touch before you begin painting the design.

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Take your time as you swirl the stencil brush through the letters of the stencil design. Stenciling a surface is different from painting because applying the paint is a more gradual process. This is to prevent excess paint from seeping beneath the details of the stencil. Paint seeping beneath the stencil is a process known as bleeding. It takes a few light coats of paint to completely fill in the design. Swirl in the paint until you reach the desired color and fill.

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Now mask off the the lettering and flowers to stencil the vines of the design. Mix Americana Avocado acrylic paint with Americana Fabric Painting Medium using a fresh stencil brush. Swirl the excess paint onto paper towel and swirl the paint through the design. We did not mask the buds of the design to stencil up to the base of each flower with the smaller stencil brush. Just the same as the lettering, swirl and build the color of the design until you reach full coverage.

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Remove the Frog Tape from the flowers to stencil them. The color we want to use is a toned down Americana Melon acrylic paint. To do this we will be using a tiny drop of black acrylic paint. The tiniest drop of black goes a long way. Swirl the paint color together before mixing the paint into the Americana Fabric Medium. After mixing the paint, swirl the excess off onto a piece of paper towel, and stencil the buds & flowers onto the placemat.

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This design can be replicated on all of your placemats by repeating the steps. Now you have the tools to make a matching set!

If you enjoyed this project visit https://www.mycraftystencils.com/ and check out the video below for a step-by-step tutorial! Let your creativity shine!

Crafts

DIY Football Fan Pennant Flags and Silverware Caddy

Attention Super Bowl fans, set your party up right with these decorating tips! In this quick tutorial we show you how to make a fancy set of mini pennant flags and a silverware caddy for your upcoming football party. In this tutorial you will need:

Football Field Craft Stencil – https://bit.ly/2Qn16Ej

Game Day Craft Stencil – https://bit.ly/2R80bwH

Touchdown and Tailgates Craft Stencil – https://bit.ly/2SAWSLh

Repositionable Spray Adhesive – https://bit.ly/2yFQoBK

Americana Acrylic Craft Paint – https://bit.ly/2TTMkrH

White Bristle Stencil Brush – https://bit.ly/2TqY2bY

Self-Healing Cutting Mat- https://bit.ly/2zC1Df4

Frog Tape Painter’s Tape – https://bit.ly/2OtyDkb

Gyro-Cut Craft Cutting Tool – https://bit.ly/2BW0Ois

You will also need construction paper, an empty six pack box, a ruler, craft glue, and string or twine.

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Start out by folding your construction paper in half. Using a pencil, lightly mark every three inches along the folded edge. Turn your folded piece of paper around and mark every three inches on the other side in the middle of the marks on the folded edge.

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Place your ruler so that the edge connects the marks on either side. Using your Gyro-Cut, cut along the ruler to cut out your triangle pennant flags. You will end up with 4 folded triangles and 8 loose triangles. The Gyro-Cut works well for this project since it easily cuts along the edge of the ruler in a straight line. For this project we will only need the folded triangles for the pennant flag.

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First up is the football field craft stencil. Start by spraying the back of your stencil with repositionable spray adhesive and letting it set for about 30 seconds before pressing the design to the center of the flag. Take your stencil brush and swirl it into white acrylic paint. Once your brush is loaded with paint, swirl the excess off onto a piece of paper towel. The bristles of your brush should feel somewhat dry to the touch before you begin stenciling. This keeps excess paint from bleeding beneath the edges of the design. Swirl the paint through until the color is fully saturated on the surface of the construction paper. Gently peel the stencil off the surface of your pennant flag and stencil the next section of the stencil onto the next pennant flag. Once you stencil the fronts of each flag, stencil the back of each pennant flag as well.

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With each pennant flag stenciled it is time to attach them to a string. On the inside of the fold, put craft glue along the edge of the triangle and place your string along the inside edge of the fold. Fold the paper over the string and press one side to the glued side. Do this for each pennant flag so that they are evenly spaced along your twine or string. With your pennant flags in place you are ready to stencil your silverware caddy.

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For the silverware caddy we will be stenciling onto precut pieces of construction paper cut to the dimensions of the empty six pack box. Spray the back of your stencil with repositionable spray adhesive and give it 30 seconds to become tacky before pressing it to the surface of the paper. Mask off the words with Frog Tape Painters tape so that you will be able to stencil them in a different color. Swirl your stencil brush into your yellow Americana Acrylic paint and swirl the excess off onto a piece of paper towel. Now lightly swirl the paint through the stencil until the color is saturated. Next, mask off the yellow goal post so you can stencil the letters in black. For every new color of paint you will need to use a clean stencil brush. Once you have finished painting the stencil design, peel it off the surface of the paper and move on to the next section of the design.

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Once you stencil each of the four sides of your drinking caddy you are ready to attach the sheets to the sides of the empty six pack box. Use craft glue along the edges on the back of each sheet before pressing them into position. Give your new silverware caddy some time to dry before use!

If you enjoyed this tutorial please visit https://www.mycraftystencils.com/ and check out the video below for a step by step guide!