Crafts, Home Decor, Summer

DIY Lemon Botanical Decor

Try making this lemon stenciled canvas to brighten up your kitchen this summer! This stencil is apart of our unique Farmhouse Antique line! You can check out the rest of our farmhouse inspired stencils here.

For this project you will need:

  • The Lemon Botanical craft stencil, found here
  • Flat Bristle Stencil Brush, you should have one for each color, found here
  • Repositionable Spray Adhesive, found here
  • Acrylic Paint (we used black, cadmium yellow, primary yellow, and forest green), found here
  • Painters tape, found here

Lets get crafting!

If you have followed these blogs you may have guessed that the first step is to spray the back of your stencil with adhesive, and you would be right. Make sure to let the adhesive dry before pressing the stencil into the center of your canvas. Then use painters tape to tape around the edges of the stencil, also tape off the tops of the lemons so you don’t accidentally get green paint on that part!

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Next squeeze out a bit of the forest green paint onto a paper plate, you don’t need a lot. Coat your bristles with the green paint then swirl off the excess onto a paper towel until the bristles feel dry to the touch. Now you can start lightly swirling the paint through the stencil. Apply multiple light coats until you are happy with the opacity. Paint both the leaves at the top and the little accents by the lettering, green.

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Next paint the lemon part of the stencil with cadmium yellow and primary yellow. Layer the colors to add depth! In the images below, we pealed back the stencil to show the difference between just using the primary yellow, and layering the cadmium yellow on top.

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Lastly, paint the lettering with black, using the same dry brush technique. If you are worried about accidentally painting the wrong area, feel free to tape off sections for the best result.

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Voila! The perfect craft to brighten up your day!Lemon Canvas 1

If you like this craft or get the chance to make it, please share it with us! We are @MyCraftyStencils!

Have fun crafting and let your creativity shine!

 

Watch the full craft video here:

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Crafts, Home Decor, Seasonal, Summer

DIY Cinder Block Planter

Let’s enjoy summer by doing some outdoor crafts! This is the perfect way to get outside, and transform an old cinder block into a planter! You could even have a group of friends over for a little summer crafting party!

Lets get started!

For this project you will need:

  • Patio paint, found here
  • Peacock Stencil, found here
  • Lotus Mandala 1 Stencil, found here
  • Lotus Mandala 2 Stencil, found here
  • Bohemian Mandala Stencil, found here
  • White Bristle Stencil Brush, found here

Let’s get crafting!

First, thoroughly scrub your your cinder block with a stiff-bristles brush, to get rid of any debris. Then rise your  block off with water and let it dry completely. Its really important to prepare your surface well, because it gives the rest of the project a good base.

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Once your block is dry, use a foam roller to paint your block with cloud white patio paint. Once the block is covered, let the paint dry completely.

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Spray the back side of one of your mandala stencils with spray adhesive. Once the adhesive has dried, press it into the cinder block. You want to place it in the center of one of the halves. Then tape around the edges with painters tape to make sure you paint within the stencil.

Use a paper plate as a pallet and squeeze  out some of the fiesta yellow patio paint. Load up your brush with paint then unload it onto a paper towel, until the bristles feel dry to the touch. Then start swirling the paint through your stencil.

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Start overlapping, and layering colors the colors, making sure to use a different brush for each color.

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Repeat this process with the rest of the Mandala stencils!

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Now you can paint the other surfaces with the peacock stencil! Just follow the same steps, and use the same color scheme. Re-position the stencil to cover areas that are blank, taping off the areas that are  already painted. Just continue to move the stencil until you are happy!

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Voila! Now you have a planter all your friends will be jealous of 😉

Once the paint has dried, you can fill these planters with soil and plants!Cinderblock 37

If you enjoyed this craft or get the chance to make it yourself, please share, we would love to see your projects! We are @MyCraftyStencils

Have fun Crafting and let your creativity shine!

Here’s the full craft video:

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!