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:

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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, Home Decor

DIY Fruit Crate

Need a fruit basket? Try making this Fresh Fruit Crate instead!

For this project you will need:

  • Wooden crate
  • Custom “Fresh Fruit” stencil. It is really easy to customize stencils! Click here for more details!
  • Spray adhesive found here
  • Acrylic paint, we used the colors: white wash, drift wood and buttermilk. Those can be found here

Lets get started!Start off by spraying the back of your stencil with spray adhesive. Then place your stencil onto your crate, making sure it is centered. Once your stencil is centered, firmly press it into your crate.

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Mix together all three colors of paint to get an off white-taupe color. This color combination worked really well with the color of crate we found, however a different combination may work better for a different wood color. Don’t be afraid to experiment!

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Once you coat your brush with paint, swirl off the excess into a paper towel, making sure the bristles feel dry to touch. This makes sure the paint doesn’t bleed out of the stencil. Once the bristles feel dry, you can start lightly swirling the paint through your stencil. Be patient, It’ll take a few coats. Once you are happy with the opacity of the paint, peel off your stencil and admire your work!

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We hope you enjoy this project, if you get the chance to test it out for yourself please let us know! We are @MyCraftyStencils on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

Have fun crafting and let your creativity shine!

Watch the full craft video here: