Cutting Edge Stencils Shares DIY Thanksgiving Decor
Welcome back, my turkey loving crafters! It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is a little over a week away. Do you plan on hosting the turkey day feast in your home this year? If so, you’re probably primping and prepping your dining room for the big occasion. Oh, don’t stress. We’re sure your space is just beautiful but to help ease your fear, Cutting Edge Stencils has shared stenciled Thanksgiving decor ideas and a step by step on how to create them!
Stenciling an accent wall is a sure fire way to add instant WOW to your dining space. The Staged Style used our Missing Link stencil in a sage green to add pattern and depth to this country style dining room. Watch this video on how to stencil an accent wall.
But if you’re looking for a turkey day decor idea that’s even more simple than what we’ve shown above then you’re going to love our next one! We’d like to welcome back Cris, the queen of crafting and blogger behind Crissy Crafts. Now Cris is no newbie when it comes to stenciling, in fact you might remember her Dandelion stenciled pallet art or her Damask stenciled powder room. But out of all of her stenciling projects, we’re gonna guess that this Thanksgiving wall art was the easiest of them all. It was so simple to create and it’s absolutely perfect for the holiday feast.
Here is the scoop on how to stencil a Thanksgiving wall art (this project comes from Crissy Crafts):
First you’re gonna need this stuff listed below:
blank canvas or piece of wood
A stencil (for this project the Lily Scroll Craft Stencil (medium) was used)
- Stencil brush <— We prefer the one in this link.
- Dense Foam 2″ Roller with Handle
- Painter’s tape
- Small paint tray or plastic plate
- Paper towels
- Craft paint found at Michaels or JoAnns ( for this project FolkArt acrylic paint in Medium Yellow, Medium Orange, and White was used)
- Give Thanks vinyl created using the Silhouette
1. Gather Materials: Start the stencil project by gathering all of the materials listed above.
2. Prep the canvas: Paint the entire canvas in FolkArt’s Medium Yellow using the Dense Foam 2″ Roller. Position the vinyl letters on the painted canvas. The Give Thanks graphic used for this project was created using the Silhouette. If you don’t have a Silhouette, then you could trace the lettering on a sheet of vinyl and hand cut it out with a scissor. Once the Give Thanks graphic is positioned then paint the canvas ( you will be painting over the lettering) using FolkArt white.
3. Secure The Stencil: Position the stencil design on the canvas. Measure the placement of the stencil to ensure the pattern is centered. Then you can secure the stencil in place using painter’s tape.
4. Start Stenciling: Pour your craft paint onto a plate or paint tray. 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 canvas with the stencil brush using a dry brush (stippling) technique. Stippling is when you tap the brush repeatedly over the stencil opening. Depending on how big your canvas is, you may need to reposition the stencil so you can continue to paint the pattern. Be sure to let the paint dry a little before you reposition the stencil. After the stencil is complete, let the paint dry.
5. Complete the Graphic: Remove the vinyl letters from the canvas. As you peel them away, you’ll notice that part of your stencil design is removed and the yellow that you originally painted is now visible.
Now let’s feast your eyes on this beautiful wall art!
Would you consider stenciling Thanksgiving decor for your home? Leave us a comment below!
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Thanks for reading, and happy stenciling!
Michelle and the Cutting Edge Stencils Crew
Yes I would! I have three niches in my dining room, I would love to recreate a similar look over the mantle, niche. I’ve had a tough time picking a stencil just right for this project, but the stencil featured today would be the perfect choice. Each niche has a framed photo of my three granddaughters, so I wanted something light, delicate to add texture and interest, but not compete with the portraits hanging there! Thanks for helping me decide!
Great, Donna! We’re so happy that our post could inspire you and we look forward to seeing your stencil project.