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!

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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!

Crafts, New Years, Winter

Decorative Art New Years Eve Invitations

Now is the time of year to send out invitations to everyone you will be ringing in the new year with this New Years Eve! These decorative art stencils from My Crafty Stencils are perfect for invitations, cards, and fliers. Below are the tools needed for this project;

Champagne First Resolutions Later Stencil – https://bit.ly/2PbEdmu

Drink Champagne & Dance On The Table Stencil – https://bit.ly/2TWX8oY

Kiss Me at Midnight Stencil – https://bit.ly/2E5vZv0

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

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

Black Bristle Stencil Brush – https://bit.ly/2ErZ5WD

Frog Tape Painters Tape – https://bit.ly/2OtyDkb

You will also need Black Cardstock, Clear Elmer’s Glue, a plain brush, and assorted glitters.

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We’ll be starting with our Drink Champagne and Dance on the Table Craft Stencil. Use your Spray Repositionable Adhesive on the back of your stencil and give it 30-60 seconds to become tacky. Fold your black card stock in half for your card. Stick the stencil to the card front and center. With your stencil in place, distribute some Titanium White Americana acrylic paint onto a paper plate. Take your stencil brush and swirl it into the paint to load the bristles, then swirl the excess paint off onto a paper towel. The bristles of your brush should feel dry to the touch before you start swirling Titanium White into the design. We want to build the white slowly in 2-3 coats.

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Finish stenciling the white lettering and put some Americana Shimmering Silver acrylic paint onto a paper plate. Swirl a new stencil brush into the paint and excess off onto the paper towel. Once your stencil brush is dry to the touch, swirl the silver through the embellishments at the top and bottom of the stencil. After 2-3 coats the silver should be filled in completely. At this point the white lettering will be dry. Take a normal, small paint brush and paint a thin layer of Clear Elmer’s Glue through the stencil. Lift the stencil and sprinkle the glue in glitter. Shake off the glitter onto a piece of paper to put back into the glitter container. Set your glittered card to the side to dry while you stencil your next card.

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Next we’ll use the Champagne First Resolutions Later stencil design. Use your Spray Repositionable Adhesive on the back of your stencil and press it to the center of your card. With your stencil in place, distribute some Glorious Gold Americana Acrylic Paint onto a paper plate. Load the bristles of your stencils then swirl the excess onto paper towel. Swirl the gold acrylic paint through the stencil until you reach full coverage. For this card, shade the edges of the larger letters with black acrylic paint. Paint the clear craft glue through the stencil, lift it off, and cover the glue in gold glitter!

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For the Kiss me at Midnight stencil we used shimmering silver on the clocks, glorious gold on the fireworks, and a romantic Napa Red on kiss. Try using Frog Tape painters tape to keep paint from going outside of your design. On this last card we painted the clear craft glue on heavy, then sprinkled on the glitter before lifting the stencil. They all came out great! We have several decorative stencils to choose from in our decorative New Years Eve stencils. They work amazing for invitations, wall art, or fliers for big New Years Eve events. The only limit to these stencils is your creativity!

Visit https://www.mycraftystencils.com/ to browse more of our products and check out the video below for step by step instructions!