Here’s how to make your own unique Christmas decor with a stencil – and a little imagination!
Welcome to The Christmas with Stencils Project!
If you’re a newsletter subscriber, you’ve been hearing about this special day for some time now.
And if you’re new, I’m so glad you’ve stopped by today (I’d love for you to join the newsletter too!). I’ve got a fun DIY Christmas Decor project to share.
Plus, there are links at the end that will connect you to the other 5 bloggers who are also a part of this project. We have lots of inspiration to share! 🙂
So put on some Christmas music, grab a mug of spiced cider or hot chocolate, and get ready to be inspired by 6 DIY Christmas projects featuring stencils.
When I was invited to join the project, I looked for a stencil that would capture the fullness of Christmas. Unlike the quarterly Blogger Challenges I participate in, this project was wide open when it came to choosing our feature item – as long as it was a stencil.
I already had the piece I would use the stencil on: this painted platter I found last month at a thrift store for a mere $2.99. I knew it would be perfect for a future paint project, and set it aside until the right one came along.
The dings were a dead giveaway that it had an orangish color underneath. So it got a good sanding to get rid of the loose paint and to create a smoother surface.
I was pretty stunned to find this underneath! If you ever doubt the power of paint – here you go. Even that chipping brown was not so bad compared to this.
I had six sample containers of Behr paint on hand from my trial-and-error approach to painting our dining room. I decided on soft bronze for the base coat and covered it twice.
After the base dried, I used the same technique as on the wood pillar stand to crate a mottled look, using craft paints,
then added the stencil.
Finally, I went through my stash of Christmas supplies and found a few fake pine pics. After removing each twig from the stem, I attached them to the rim using hot glue, layering each tip over the base of the previous piece.
And to add a little color, I glued red floral stamen bundles between each pine twig.
Christmas Decor Display
A metal picture stand worked just fine to hold it on our hearth.
This year, I decided it was time for an update, and traded the faux pine twigs for some mini poinsettias and a bright golden bow.
I love adding my own DIY Christmas Decor, and I hope you’ve been inspired today to create something new to add to your collection!
Remember to watch for unique and full-of-potential items during your thrifting trips. You’ll always be ready for a new project with plenty of good materials on hand!
Now to see what everyone else made! These ladies are all so talented. Be sure to go by and check out each of their projects and let them know how you like them.