Learn How to Create A DIY Wreath Using Stencils
Good morning, my DIY crafters! Holiday prep is in full swing these days. Cutting Edge Stencils would like to bet that you’ve decorated that tree, hung the mistletoe, and have your stockings arranged by the fire. Now let’s talk about your door decor. What door decor might you ask? Well today we have the perfect DIY wreath project using our stencils. Come take a look…
We’d like to welcome back Michele, the crafty gal behind blog The Scrap Shoppe. Michele is always coming up with creative projects on her blog. We offered her a craft stencil to try and she immediately decided to make a DIY Christmas wreath. We love this idea. Michele had this to say about her project, “I love how this project turned out! And I love the idea of making my own custom fabric with this stencil.” We think that’s awesome! OK, so rather than hold you in suspense much longer, let’s take a look at Michele’s stenciled wreath.
Here is the scoop on how to stencil a Christmas wreath (this project comes from The Scrap Shoppe):
First you’re going to need this stuff listed below:
Wooden Decorative Platter
A stencil (for this project the Nagoya Craft Stencil was used)
- A foam wreath
- Acrylic Craft Paint (red and green was used for this project)
- Paper plate
- Blue painter’s tape
- Dense foam roller
- Stencil brush
- Paper towel
- Hot glue gun
1. Gather Materials: Start the stencil project by gathering all of the materials listed above.
2. Start Stenciling: Position the craft stencil on the fabric. Michele used the Nagoya Craft Stencil, a popular geometric pattern for this project. Martha Stewart makes a great all purpose craft paint which would be perfect for a project like this. Michele used blue painters tape to secure the stencil in place.
Pour your craft paint into a paper plate. Then dip you stencil brush or roller into the paint being careful that you’re not over-coating it. Try blotting the paint brush or rolling off excess paint to help prevent bleed. It’s important to build your paint coverage in layers for the cleanest lines possible.
3. Cut Stenciled Fabric: Once the painted fabric is dry, cut it into even strips.
4. Create the Wreath: Take the cut stenciled pieces of fabric and wrap them around the foam wreath in a circular pattern to create the wreath shape. A hot glue gun can be used to adhere the fabric to the decorative board. Michele made a bow from the green stenciled fabric and used a pin to hold it in place. Then Michele purchased Christmas tree chipboard from the $1 section at Michael’s. She covered it with Canvas Corp paper and stamped it with brown to give it a distressed look. A glue dot holds it in place.
Here is a close-up of Michele’s stenciled door decor.
What do you think of this easy Christmas stencil craft? We’d love to read your thoughts, so leave us a comment below!
Haven’t had enough stenciling fun?:
- Shop our stencil collections on the Cutting Edge Stencils website!
- Follow us on Pinterest and Instagram to see awesome inspirational photos!
- Have you completed a stencil project? Come share it on Facebook!
Thanks for reading, and happy stenciling!
Michelle and the Cutting Edge Stencils Crew