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:

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Crafts, Valentine's day

DIY Valentine’s Mason Jar

Not sure what to give your loved one this Valentine’s? Try making your special someone an adorable mason jar valentine!

Personally, I love mason jars because there are no limits when it comes to what you can do with them. So naturally when thinking about what to do for a project, mason jars are always in the back of my mind. So when my friend found this stencil we knew it would go on a mason jar, no questions asked… fill my heart

See what I mean, absolutely irresistible!

Using a quart or larger mason jar for this project is probably best because the stencil fits on a bit better. (These jars can be easily found at most super stores.)  To stick the stencil to the mason jar, use spray adhesive on the back of the stencil, let it dry, and stick it on the jar! Make sure to let the spray dry on the back of the stencil, if the spray hasn’t dried it may leave some sticky residue on your project.

Due to the round shape of the jar using painter’s tape to hold the edges down yields the best result, we recommend Frog Tape!

For this project we chose metallic silver for the outline of the mason jar. For the hearts inside we chose to mix pink with the metallic silver. Mixing metallic paint with the regular acrylic adds a really cool sheen to the color. When mixing paint mix a little at a time, it’s easier to add paint that to take away.

To paint through the stencil it is easiest to stipple, or bounce the bristles up and down.  When painting through a stencil you want to use a dry brush. A good way to insure your bristles are dry enough to prevent bleeding is to swirl and dab the bristles on a paper towel until most of the paint is off. Stipple a few layers of paint through the stencil to get the desired coverage of paint.

Once you finished painting, peal back the stencil and admire your work!

Finish up your gift by filling it with your loved one’s favorite sweets, or perhaps place a candle inside.

Happy Valentine’s Day, and let your creativity shine!

Here is the full craft video!

Products used in the video:

You Fill My Heart With Love Stencil

Repositionable Spray Adhesive

Brushes

Americana Acrylic Paint