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

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Have fun crafting and let your creativity shine!

You can watch the full craft video here:

Crafts, Home Decor, Spring, Summer

DIY Aged Stencil Clay Pot

Try making this aged pot for  your summer flowers with a simple stencil and a sponge!

For this project you’ll need:

  • Clay pot
  • Plastic bag
  • Acrylic Paint(White Wash, Antique White, Light Buttermilk, Shale Green, Forest Green, Hauser Dark Green)
  • Sponge
  • Coarse Sand Paper
  • Spray Adhesive
  • Painters tape

Let’s get started!

First mix together the white wash, antique white, and light buttermilk acrylic paints for an off white color. Then use a crumpled up plastic bag to smear the paint onto the flower pot.

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Use a sponge to lightly dab on the different colors of green, to give a mossy effect! It is better to paint multiple tin coats of paint than one thick coat. It helps controlling the color! Then sponge on a little bit of white paint.

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Let the paint dry, then sand off the top layers of paint. This gives the pot an antique, mossy look.

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Now, spray your stencil with reposotionable adhesive, and press it into your pot. Then tape down the edges of your stencil with painters tape to make sure you only paint through your stencil.

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Mix up a bit more of the off white paint. Dip your sponge into the paint, then dab off the excess into an paper towel. Then lightly dab the paint through your stencil. You may want some green peaking though, so paint lightly! Once you are happy, peel off the stencil and move it to another spot on the pot and repeat! Work your way around the flower pot until your design goes all the way around.

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Now you have a great, antique, mossy looking flower pot to spruce up your garden!

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

Watch the full craft video here:

Victorian Tile Mixed Media Stencil

Acrylic Paint

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