Cutting Edge Stencils Shares Easy Steps to Stenciling a Holiday Candle Wrap
Welcome back, my DIY crafters! Cutting Edge Stencils wants to know, are you making a list and checking it twice? Gift-giving can be a tough task, especially when you have a lot of people on your list. A handmade from the heart present is a no-fail solution to all your gift giving challenges. Whether it’s your child’s teacher or a friendly coworker, we’ve got the perfect DIY gift for you!
Today’s project of the day is a Stenciled Candle Wrap.
We’d like to welcome back Amy, the DIY superstar and blogger behind WhisperWood Cottage. You might remember some of Amy’s other stenciling projects, like the coral stenciled burlap wall art, coral stenciled organizer or her Holiday Card Holder. She’s a bit of a stenciling rock star! While she’s no stenciling newbie, all of her projects are super easy and could definitely be completed by a first-time stenciler. Amy had ordered a stencil for one of her projects, and along with her purchase came a free hummingbird stencil. It’s a little known fact that when you order a stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils, we also send along a free bonus stencil (valued at $4.99) . So if you’ve spotted a little something extra in your box, it’s our way of saying thank you for choosing us. Amy put the little bird stencil to good use and created a stenciled candle wrap. Adorable, isn’t it? It’s also perfect for the holidays, whether you choose to decorate your home with it, or hand it out to a teacher as a DIY gift!
Here is the scoop on how to stencil a Candle Wrap (this project comes from WhisperWood Cottage):
First you’re gonna need this stuff listed below:
Self Adhesive linen cloth tape
A stencil (for this project a bird from the Happy Hour Wall Stencil was used)
- Blue painters tape
- Stencil brush <— We prefer the one in this link.
- Styrofoam plate
- paper towel
- DecoArt Stencil Paint in Light Green
- Craft paper
- Gorilla Glue Super Glue
1. Gather Materials: Start the stencil project by gathering all of the materials listed above. Measure how much tape you will need by simply wrapping the tape around the pillar candle. Then cut the tape with the scissor.
2. Secure The Stencil: Position the stencil design on the tape. Then you can secure the stencil in place using painter’s tape. Amy used one of the birds that comes in the Happy Hour Wall Stencil for this project, but you could easily use one of our Holiday Craft Stencils (which cost between $8.95-$10.95).
3. Start Stenciling: Pour your craft paint onto a plate or paint tray. For this project, Amy used DecoArt Stencil Paint in Light Green. Then dip your stencil brush into the paint. Blot off the excess paint onto your folded paper towel until the brush looks almost dry. The key to stenciling is using as little paint as possible. Too much paint will cause the design to bleed and smudge. Next you will paint the design onto the cut piece of tape with the stencil brush using a dry brush (stippling) technique. Stippling is when you tap the brush repeatedly over the stencil opening. Amy stenciled the bird pattern in two spots on the tape. Let this dry before moving onto the next step.
4. Craft Paper: Cut a strip of craft paper that is about one inch wider than the stenciled tape.
5. Adhere to the Candle: Next wrap the strip of craft paper around the pillar candle and glue the two ends together using a dab of Gorilla Glue Super Glue. Then remove the adhesive from the linen tape and wrap the tape around the pillar candle so that it is centered on the strip of craft paper. Tip: Mark with a pencil where the tape should be placed. This will ensure that it is placed evenly around the candle.
WAHLA! Your DIY holiday gift is complete!
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Thanks for reading, and happy stenciling!
Michelle and the Cutting Edge Stencils Crew