Six Easy Steps For Stenciling a No-Sew Holiday Organizer
Good morning, my DIY crafters! Trust us, Cutting Edge Stencils is not trying to rush past any holidays but when we came across this project, we knew we had to share it with you!
We’d like to welcome back Amy, the DIY superstar and blogger behind WhisperWood Cottage. Now Amy is no newbie when it comes to stenciling, in fact, you might remember her coral stenciled projects that we featured in our blog on Monday or her Hourglass stenciled pillow or this Birch Forest stenciled nook. We told you she’s a stenciling rock star! She’s also on a stenciling roll because as soon as she finished her coral craft stencil projects, she began whipping up another stenciled craft. Amy has been referring to this as a no-sew Holiday stocking but honestly we see it as so much more. It’s a fabulous idea for adults and for kids. This project would be great as a pre-school or elementary school craft because kids love getting notes, letters and small gifts.
Here is the scoop on how to stencil a Holiday organizer (this project comes from WhisperWood Cottage):
First you’re gonna need this stuff listed below:
14×14 canvas pillow cover
5×7 canvas rectangle
A stencil (for this project the Snowflakes 3 pc Stencils Kit was used)
- Stencil brush <— We prefer the one in this link.
- Painter’s tape
- Small paint tray or plastic plate
- Paper towels
- Craft paint found at Michaels or JoAnns ( for this project DecoArt in White Wash, Deep Waterfall Blue, and Ice Crystal was used)
- 17″ metal or wood rod/dowel
- Fabric Adhesive
1. Gather Materials: Start the stencil project by gathering all of the materials listed above. If it’s needed, iron the canvas pillow cover to remove any wrinkles.
2. Secure The Stencil: Position the stencil design on the 5×7 canvas rectangle. Then you can secure the stencil in place using painter’s tape.
3. Start Stenciling: Pour your craft paint onto a plate or paint tray. For this project, Amy mixed three types of DecoArt craft paint to create her custom blue color. She mixed Americana acrylic paint in White Wash, Patio paint in Deep Waterfall Blue, and Glamour Dust Glitter paint in Ice Crystal. 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 square with the stencil brush using a dry brush (stippling) technique. Stippling is when you tap the brush repeatedly over the stencil opening.
4. Create the Rod Pocket: Place the painted canvas square off to the side so it can dry. Next you’re going to attach the hanging rod by creating a rod pocket. Place the rod under the top of the pillow cover about 1-1.5 inches from the top. Grab the rod and the top of the pillow cover with both hands and flip everything over so that you see the top of the pillow cover and the rod.
5. Adhere the Canvas: First you’re going to glue the rod in place. Apply a generous amount of the fabric adhesive along the top edge of the pillow cover. Then fold the edge over the rod and press the fabric together. Next, you’re going to glue the pocket in the front of the organizer. Apply a generous amount of fabric adhesive along the side edges of the pillow cover and then fold the fabric about a third of the way up to create the pocket. Give it adequate time to dry per instructions on the bottle.
6. Attach the Stencil: Finally use the fabric adhesive to attach the 5×7 stenciled piece of canvas to the front pocket and allow it to dry. Then attach your twine to the rod and you’re all set to go!
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Michelle and the Cutting Edge Stencils Crew