Crafts, Home Decor

Repainted & Stenciled Vintage Farmhouse Tile Coffee Table

Have an old table in need of a new life? If so, this project is for you! Even if you don’t have an old table they are pretty easy to find! All you need is:

  • Vintage Farmhouse Stencil
  • Low grit sand paper
  • Stencil paint brush
  • Foam paint roller
  • Painters tape
  • Chalk paint, we used white and French linen.

You can find these items at mycraftystencils.com

Lets get started!

First rough up the surface of your table with sand paper. You want to remove the glossy finish so that the paint can stick to the table! Once the table is sanded, wipe off the dust with a damp towel. Now use a paint roller to paint the entire table with white chalk paint.

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Then spray the backside of your stencil with adhesive and let it dry completely.

Use a ruler to find the middle of the table and mark it with tape. Then place the middle of the stencil on that point, making sure it is square. Once the stencil is placed well, tape the sides with painters tape.

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Now you are ready to paint! poor some French Linen chalk paint onto a paper plate and load a paint roller with paint. Roll a lot of it off onto a paper towel, this will help prevent the paint from bleeding out of the stencil. Then lightly roll the paint through the stencil. Apply many light coats of paint, this will prevent the paint from bleeding. Once painted, move the stencil and repeat!

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Now you can place the stencil over the areas you already painted, and go over the thin spots with a stencil brush. Make sure to use the dry brush technique, if you are new to these, just read back a few posts to learn what that is!

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If you enjoyed this project please share it with us! We are @MyCraftyStencils!

Have fun crafting and let your creativity shine!

Watch the full craft video here:

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Crafts, Home Decor, Seasonal, Summer

DIY Antique Farmhouse Lemonade Tray

Welcome back stencilers! Today we will show you how to make this Lemonade Tray using a stencil from our Antique Farmhouse Collection.

For this project you will need:

  • “Ice Cold Lemonade” Sign Stencil, found here
  • Spray adhesive, found here
  • Stencil Paint Brush, found here
  • Acrylic Paint. We used Cadmium Yellow, Primary Yellow, Forest Green, white and Black, found here
  • Painters tape, found here

Let’s get started!

Like all of our crafts, start off by spraying the backside of your stencil with adhesive. Then press your stencil into the tray, once the adhesive has dried. Tape along the edges of your stencil then tape off any part that you don’t want to paint white.

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Use the dry brush technique to paint the lemons and leaves with white paint. If you are new to these blogs and don’t know what the dress brush technique is, it is explained in previous blogs:-).

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Now you can paint the leaves with forest green and the lemons with cadmium and primary yellow.

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Lastly paint the lettering with black, making sure to tape off any areas you may accidentally get black paint on.

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Voila! Now you have the perfect summer time tray!

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Watch the full craft video here:

If you get the chance to try this craft, feel free to share it with us! We are @MyCraftyStencils!

Have fun crafting, and let your creativity shine!

Crafts, Home Decor, Summer

DIY Lemon Botanical Decor

Try making this lemon stenciled canvas to brighten up your kitchen this summer! This stencil is apart of our unique Farmhouse Antique line! You can check out the rest of our farmhouse inspired stencils here.

For this project you will need:

  • The Lemon Botanical craft stencil, found here
  • Flat Bristle Stencil Brush, you should have one for each color, found here
  • Repositionable Spray Adhesive, found here
  • Acrylic Paint (we used black, cadmium yellow, primary yellow, and forest green), found here
  • Painters tape, found here

Lets get crafting!

If you have followed these blogs you may have guessed that the first step is to spray the back of your stencil with adhesive, and you would be right. Make sure to let the adhesive dry before pressing the stencil into the center of your canvas. Then use painters tape to tape around the edges of the stencil, also tape off the tops of the lemons so you don’t accidentally get green paint on that part!

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Next squeeze out a bit of the forest green paint onto a paper plate, you don’t need a lot. Coat your bristles with the green paint then swirl off the excess onto a paper towel until the bristles feel dry to the touch. Now you can start lightly swirling the paint through the stencil. Apply multiple light coats until you are happy with the opacity. Paint both the leaves at the top and the little accents by the lettering, green.

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Next paint the lemon part of the stencil with cadmium yellow and primary yellow. Layer the colors to add depth! In the images below, we pealed back the stencil to show the difference between just using the primary yellow, and layering the cadmium yellow on top.

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Lastly, paint the lettering with black, using the same dry brush technique. If you are worried about accidentally painting the wrong area, feel free to tape off sections for the best result.

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Voila! The perfect craft to brighten up your day!Lemon Canvas 1

If you like this craft or get the chance to make it, please share it with us! We are @MyCraftyStencils!

Have fun crafting and let your creativity shine!

 

Watch the full craft video here:

Crafts, Home Decor

DIY Antique Farmhouse Dairy Box

Do you love antique, farmhouse style crafts as much as we do? If you said yes, this is the project for you!

For this project you will need:

  • Farm Fresh Milk Craft Stencil, found here
  • Stencil Paint Brush, found here
  • Black Acrylic Paint, found here
  • Spray adhesive, found here
  • Painters Tape, found here
  • Fine Sand Paper
  • Paper towel and plate

Lets get started!

First paint your entire box with chalk- finish paint. Once the box is covered, and has dried completely, distress the surface with fine sand paper, to give the box an antique look. Then wipe off any dust with a damp paper towel.

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Now you can spray the back side of your stencil with adhesive. Make sure you hold the can 8-12 inches away from the stencil, then let it dry for about 30 seconds. Then you can press your stencil into the box, using a ruler to make sure your stencil is centered. Tape around the edges with painters tape to make sure that paint doesn’t get outside of the stencil.

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Now that your box is ready to be painted, squeeze out a bit of paint onto a paper plate, you don’t need a lot of paint. Load your brush with paint, then swirl off most of the paint into a paper towel, until the bristles feel dry to touch. Then you can start lightly swirling the paint through the stencil. It is much better to apply many thin layers of paint than one thick layer. This prevents the paint from bleeding out of the stencil or building up along the edges.

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Once you are happy with the opacity of the paint, peel off of your stencil and enjoy!Farmhouse Box 19

If you try this craft out please share it with us! We are @MyCraftyStencils!

Have fun crafting and let your creativity shine!

You can watch the full craft video here:

Crafts, Home Decor, Seasonal, Summer

DIY Cinder Block Planter

Let’s enjoy summer by doing some outdoor crafts! This is the perfect way to get outside, and transform an old cinder block into a planter! You could even have a group of friends over for a little summer crafting party!

Lets get started!

For this project you will need:

  • Patio paint, found here
  • Peacock Stencil, found here
  • Lotus Mandala 1 Stencil, found here
  • Lotus Mandala 2 Stencil, found here
  • Bohemian Mandala Stencil, found here
  • White Bristle Stencil Brush, found here

Let’s get crafting!

First, thoroughly scrub your your cinder block with a stiff-bristles brush, to get rid of any debris. Then rise your  block off with water and let it dry completely. Its really important to prepare your surface well, because it gives the rest of the project a good base.

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Once your block is dry, use a foam roller to paint your block with cloud white patio paint. Once the block is covered, let the paint dry completely.

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Spray the back side of one of your mandala stencils with spray adhesive. Once the adhesive has dried, press it into the cinder block. You want to place it in the center of one of the halves. Then tape around the edges with painters tape to make sure you paint within the stencil.

Use a paper plate as a pallet and squeeze  out some of the fiesta yellow patio paint. Load up your brush with paint then unload it onto a paper towel, until the bristles feel dry to the touch. Then start swirling the paint through your stencil.

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Start overlapping, and layering colors the colors, making sure to use a different brush for each color.

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Repeat this process with the rest of the Mandala stencils!

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Now you can paint the other surfaces with the peacock stencil! Just follow the same steps, and use the same color scheme. Re-position the stencil to cover areas that are blank, taping off the areas that are  already painted. Just continue to move the stencil until you are happy!

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Voila! Now you have a planter all your friends will be jealous of 😉

Once the paint has dried, you can fill these planters with soil and plants!Cinderblock 37

If you enjoyed this craft or get the chance to make it yourself, please share, we would love to see your projects! We are @MyCraftyStencils

Have fun Crafting and let your creativity shine!

Here’s the full craft video:

Crafts, Home Decor

DIY Farmhouse Galvanized Tub

This is the perfect craft to get through this heat wave! Once you’re done, fill it with ice and the refreshment of your choice… perfect for any summer party.

For this project you will need:

  • A galvanized tub
  • A Farmhouse stencil, found here
  • Acrylic Paint, we used black , found here
  • Spray adhesive, found here
  • Stencil paint brush, found here, the 7/16″ would be perfect for this!
  • Paper plate, and paper towel

Let’s get started!

First spray the back side of your stencil with adhesive. Make sure you hold the can about 8-12 inches away, and give it a moment to dry so it feels tacky. Then press your stencil into the tub. Since the surface is uneven, only worry about pressing a section at a time into the tub.

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Then squeeze out your paint onto a paper plate or make shift pallet, you won’t need a lot of paint. Coat your brush with paint, then swirl and dab most of it off into a paper towel, so that the bristles feel dry  to touch. If there is too much paint on your brush, the paint could bleed out of the stencil or build up around the edges. Once your brush feels dry, you can start stippling, or bouncing the bristles up and down, through the stencil. This will take multiple thin coats so be patient 🙂

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Once you are happy with the opacity of the paint, peel off the stencil and enjoy!

If you get the chance to try this craft out please share it with us! We are @MyCraftyStencils!

Have fun crafting and let your creativity shine!

Watch the full craft video here:

Crafts, Seasonal, Summer

DIY Honeycomb Flower Pot

This flower pot will BEE perfect for your next summer craft 😉

We are going to show you how to make this project on two different sized pots, featuring our new Mini Craft Stencil line, and the full sized version too!

For this project you will need:

  • Honey Comb Craft Stencil, found here
  • Honey Comb Mini Craft Stencil, found here
  • Acrylic paint, we used Cadmium Yellow and Metallic Gold, found here
  • Spray adhesive, found here
  • Painters tape, found here
  • Stencil paint brush, 7/16″ or 3/8″ brush is perfect, found here
  • Other materials include a regular paint brush, paper towels, and a paper plate (or a makeshift pallet)

Let’s get crafting!

First, paint your flowerpots with Cadmium Yellow acrylic paint. You want t cover the entire pot, so that you can’t see the clay through the paint. We use a painters brush that we had laying around; so before you buy a brand new brush, look around and I’m sure you’ll find something. You don’t need anything fancy!

 

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If you get the chance to make these flower pots, please share it with us, we would love to see! We are @MyCraftyStencils!

Check out the full craft video here:

Have fun crafting and let your creativity shine!