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:

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Crafts, Home Decor, Summer

DIY Nautical Tissue Box

Try vamping up a plain tissue box with these sea life stencils!

For this project you will need:

  • Wood tissue box (You could find this at Home Goods, Bed Bath and Beyond, Target, really any store with a “Home” section)
  • Coarse sand paper
  • Sea life stencils: coraldolphins
  • Acrylic Paints (Driftwood, Slate Grey, Zinc, & Titanium White): here
  • Other accessories needed are: Spray AdhesivePainters tapeStencil paint brushes

Let’s get started!

First, use the coarse sand paper to sand off the glossy finish on the tissue box. If you don’t sand it the paint won’t be able to stick to the tissue box. Once you’ve sanded the box, wipe off the dust with a damp cloth.

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Use the painters tape to protect the edges of the tissue box. Then you can start painting the sides with acrylic paint! We used the colors driftwood, slate and zinc for the sides.

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Then spray the back side of your coral stencil with spray adhesive. Then press the stencil into your box! Use one part of the stencil for each side(see pictures below). Next, coat your brush with titanium white acrylic paint, dab off the excess and start swirling your paint through the stencil. Once one side is painted, peal off your stencil and move onto the next side! If you are worried about painting through part of the stencil that you don’t want to, simply use the frog tape to tape it off!

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Once you’re done painting, peel off the tape and enjoy!

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Voila!

If you get the chance to make this please share it with us! We are @MyCraftyStencils.

Have fun, and let your creativity shine!

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You can watch the full craft video here!

 

Crafts, Fashion, Home Decor

DIY Monogramed Napkins

Want to try embellishing a set of napkins you have lying around? Try making these!

What you will need:

  • A set of napkins
  • The Simple Victorian craft stencil here
  • Assorted Plaques 2 craft stencil here
  • Simple Script letter stencil here
  • Fabric medium for acrylic paint here
  • Acrylic paint (We used White and Burnt Umber) here
  • Spray Adhesive here
  • Stencil Paint Brushes here

Lets get started!

First spray the back side of your Simple Victorian stencil with spray adhesive. If the adhesive pools up in a area, simply press your stencil into a piece of paper and peel it off. Then press your stencil firmly into your napkin.

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Now mix your white acrylic paint  with your fabric medium; you will need twice as much paint as you will fabric medium. Once they are well mixed, swirl your brush into a paper towel to remove excess paint. Your brush should feel dry to touch. This helps the paint from bleeding out of your stencil, or pooling up along the edges, giving you a cleaner finish!

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Now you can start painting! Simply swirl the paint through the stencil. It will take multiple coats, about 5-7. Be patient and use the dry brush method, your end product will be much better! Once you are happy, peel off the stencil!

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Follow the same steps for the next napkin! Simply spray the back of your stencil with adhesive, press it into your napkin and start painting, using a “dry” paint brush. For the background of the monogram you want the white paint to be opaque as possible, so you may have to apply many coats 🙂

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Once you’ve sprayed the backside of your lettering stencil, press it firmly onto your napkin. It’s easiest to stencil the middle letter first, so that your monogram is right in the middle.

Then you can mix your acrylic paint with half as much fabric medium.

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After drying your brush on a paper towel, start swirling your paint through your stencil. You can either use a small paint brush, or use painters tape to tape around the letter, to make sure you don’t accidentally get paint on the wrong part of the napkin. Once you are happy with the opacity of the letter, peel of the stencil and repeat with the rest of your letters!

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If you get the chance to make these, please share it with us! We are @MyCraftyStencils on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!

Have fun crafting and let your creativity shine!

Watch the full craft video here:

Crafts, Easter, Father's Day, Mother's Day, Spring, Summer

DIY Pastel Watercolor Flowers

You know what they say…”April showers bring May flowers”. In that spirit try making your very own pastel watercolor flowers!

For this project you will need:

  • Abstract Flowers Mixed Media Stencil
  • Spray adhesive
  • Set of  Chalk Pastels
  • Card or some sort of paper(Basically any piece of paper will work)
  • Water
  • Paint brushes

First spray the back of your stencil with spray adhesive.  Once the adhesive has dried, it should only take a few seconds, press your stencil into your paper.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now you can start painting! First wet your brush then swirl it into the pastel color that you want. Then dry off the excess water, and start swirling the color through your stencil!

 

 

 

 

Add whatever colors you want, have fun with it! You can mix colors, layer them to get a marbled affect or use a monochrome color scheme. There aren’t any wrong ways to paint this!

 

 

 

 

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If your paper is bigger than the stencil, you can easily peel your stencil off, and re-position it. One of the flowers in the middle of the paper looked like it was chopped in half, so when we moved the stencil, we made sure to complete the flower:)

 

 

 

 

Now you have a beautiful painting of flowers! You can put this on the front of a card, for a beautiful hand made card. You could also stencil on a quote or leave it as is, because it is beautiful!

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Check out the full craft video here!

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

Have fun and let your creativity shine!

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Crafts, Fashion, Home Decor

DIY Oven Mitts

Want to give your special someone a cute, and a bit sassy, gift this year? Try making these “I Kiss Better than I Cook” oven mitts!

For this project you will need:

-Oven Mitts. Look for mitts without a pattern, and with out a whole lot of texture. This just makes it much easier to stencil. We found these at Home Goods!

-A “I Kiss Better than I Cook” stencil

-Fabric Medium for acrylic paint.

-Acrylic paint. We use Payne Grey, but choose a color that works well with your oven mitts!

-Frog Tape

-Spray Adhessive

-Stencil paint brush

-Cardboard

Let’s get started!

First spray the back of your stencil with spray adhesive. If it pools in any spots just press the stencil onto a scratch piece of paper or paper towel, and peel it off.

Then cut a piece of cardboard out to fit snugly inside the mitts. After the cardboard is cut to size spray it with spray adhesive and insert it into the mitt.

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Once your mitt is ready to paint, mix your acrylic paint with the fabric medium. The ratio is 2:1 paint to medium. SCR0202 3SCR0202 4SCR0202 6 Press

Next press your stencil into the oven mitt. Then coat your brush with your mixed paint, and swirl your brush into a paper towel until the bristles feel dry to the touch.  Now simply swirl the bristles through the stencil to apply the paint. This will take many coats, I think we used 10 or 11. If you have too much paint on your brush it can bleed out and make your finished mitt look sloppy, so be patient!SCR0202 9 It takes time

Once your are all done painting, peel off your stencil, and pull out the cardboard insert. SCR0202 11 cardboard

If you get the chance to make these, we would love to see! You can share your projects with us @MyCraftyStencils on facebook, twitter, and instagram!

Watch the full craft video!

Materials:

Stencil

All accessories needed can be found here

Acrylic paint

Fabric medium

Spray adhesive

Paint brushes

Crafts, Home Decor, Mother's Day, Spring

“Every Mom is a Queen” Tray

Make your Mom feel special on her mothers day by serving her breakfast in bed on a homemade tray!

For this project you will need:

-A wooden board

-Drawer handles( to make the handles of your tray)

-A drill and screw driver

-Spray adhesive

-Acrylic paint, we used burnt umber, black and metallic gold

-Frog tape, or any other painters tape

Let’s get crafting!

Tray 2 Drill

First measure where you need to drill holes in the board for your handles. Remember the old saying “measure twice, cut once”? The same applies here!

Once you know where to drill your holes choose a bit that is a tad smaller than your screws and drill holes to use to secure your handles. Once you’ve drilled your holes, use a screw driver to screw in your handles!

Ta Da! You’ve just made a homemade tray!Tray 3 Handled

Next spray the back side of your stencil with spray adhesive. Tray 4 Spray Adhesive

Once the adhesive has dried and feels tacky to the touch press it into the center of your tray. Tray 6 Press your stencil to the tray

To make sure you don’t accidentally paint the tray outside of your stencil, tape down the edges of your stencil with some frog tape. Tray 7 Get TapeTray 8 Mask your stencil with tape

Time to mix your paint! Start by squeezing a dollop of each color onto a paper plate. Then pull a bit of each color to the center, with a paint brush, swirling them together. Tray 9 Mix your paint colors

Once you are happy with the color, swirl your paint brush into a paper towel until your brush feels dry to touch.  This prevents the paint from bleeding out of the stencil, resulting in a cleaner finish. Tray 10 Dry your brush

Once your brush is dry enough, start swirling the paint into the board. Tray 11 Begin Swirling paint lightly onto your tray

It’ll take multiple coats so be patient! Also, with each coat its okay to switch up the color a bit. I put a layer of just metallic gold under the top layer to give it a bit more sheen. Tray 11 Continue swirling on light coats of paint

Once you are happy with the opacity of your paint, you can peel up a corner of your stencil to check, peel off your tape and stencil!Tray 12 Peel back your stencil

Now you can make your mom feel special on mothers day!

Watch the full video here:

Materials:

Every mom is a queen stencil

Find all accessories needed here

Acrylic Paint, we used Burnt Umber, Black and Metallic Gold

Spray Adhesive

Frog Tape

Stenciling Paint Brush

4th of July, Crafts, Home Decor

Under a Night Sky

Wish you could lie under a clear night sky? Try making this instead!19 After flicking flecks of silver & gold you should have a perfect starry night

For this project you will need:

-A Night Sky Stencil

-A gyrocut, its basically a small knife on a swivel

-Spray adhesive

-Acrylic paint, we used metallic silver and gold, dark and light blue, white, yellow, orange and red or dark orange

-Squeeze glue, we used Elmers Glue-All

-two pieces of black paper that are the same size

-One piece of printer paper

-Paint brushes, at least one for the paint and one for the glue but it is easier with a few more for paint so that you don’t have to clean them after each color

-a pen or pencil

-Self healing cutting mat

Lets get started!

1 Trace

First, spray the back of your stencil with spray adhesive. Once it has dried press your stencil onto the back side of one of your black pieces of paper. Then using a pen or pencil trace the outline of your stencil. Depending on the size of paper used you may need to move your paper around to fit in the sun, moo, and stars.  Once you are happy with your design, peal off the stencil.

Before you can start cutting out your stencil you will need to spray your cutting mat with spray adhesive so that your paper doesn’t move around while you try to cut it. I didn’t believe it would make a difference and I was proven very wrong, so please trust me that this is necessary!

2 Gyrp vut your collage

Now that your mat is nice and tacky  you can start cutting out your design. To get the best results make sure you hold your gyro cut at a 90 degree angle  to the paper, and press it firmly into the paper. If you have never used a gyro cut before test it out a bit on a piece of scrap paper to get comfortable with it!3 peel out the pieces

After you’ve finished cutting, poke out the paper and clean up the edges if needed!

Now for the painting…

This idea came out of a paper mache technique that basically layers acrylic paint and glue to form cracks in the top layer of paint.

4 Paint Silver & Gold

First paint your base layer of acrylic. We chose to use metallic paint. For the sun we used metallic gold, for the moon metallic silver and a combination of the two for the stars. There are no wrong choices so have fun with it! 5 Silver & Gold Paint Mix6 Next get your school glue

7 Paint the glue over the still wet paint

Next apply a coat of glue on top of the acryllic. 8 Paint on top of the still wet paint

Finally apply your top coat of paint. For the sun we used a combination of red orange, orange and yellow. But again do whatever you want for these colors!9 Paint yellow on next

For the stars portion we used a combination of yellow and white.10 Paint on your blues & Purps

And lastly for the moon we used a combination of dark blue, purple and light blue. 11 Next cut many random circles with your gyrocut

Let your paint dry completely, this may take 20-25 minutes because there is so much on there.  Once your paint has dried, press the paper onto your tacky mat, and start cutting out the different colors. You could cut them into strips, or squares, but we chose ovals. Again do whatever you fancy!12 Using the Repositionable spray adhesive put the circles down in the shape of the pattern

Before you start gluing the cut out paper onto the back piece of paper make sure you know where the sun, moon and stars will be by placing the top piece of paper on and marking that with a pen or pencil.

Next spray your back piece of paper with a generous amount of spray adhesive and start pressing the cut-out paper into it. Just to make sure you are placing the colors “correctly” test it out occasionally by placing your top paper over  to make sure the colors are showing through the right holes. 13 Fill in the sheet of paper

Once you are all done filling your colors in spray the back side of your top paper with a generous amount of spray adhesive and press it onto the colorful paper while it is still wet. 14 Press the cut out stencil design to the surface

Ta-daaaaa!

15 Put your collage on scrap paper16 Get your silver metallic paint17 Gold Paint

To make this project even cooler flick some metallic silver and gold paint onto your final piece with a paint brush. If you use your finger to flick the paint where you want, it shouldn’t make a huge mess but to be safe, protect your work surface!18 Get some paint on your bristles & Jackson Pollock up your collage

Now you can show off your homemade astrological piece of art and impress all of your friends!19 After flicking flecks of silver & gold you should have a perfect starry night

 

Materials Needed:

Night Sky Stencil

All tools, paints and other accessories needed can be found here. Individual links posted below!

Gyro Cut Tool

Cutting Mat

Spray Adhesive

Acrylic Paint

Fabric Medium

Frog Tape