A DIY Moroccan Dream Stenciled Christmas Tree Skirt
Good morning, my DIY crafters! Are you rockin’ around your Christmas tree ready to have a happy holiday? Cutting Edge Stencils sure is! Decorating the tree with lights and garland can be a fun-filled family activity. When you take a step back, does it seem like you’re missing something? If a pricey tree skirt is holding you back from completing the look of your tree, then we’ve got the perfect project for you. Today we’re going to show you how you can easily create a DIY tree skirt using our stencils. Come take a look…
We’d like to welcome back Kristi, the crafty gal behind blog Notes For My Little Ladies. Kristi had an old afghan that she had ruined in the wash years ago and was using as a makeshift tree skirt. Here is what it looked like:
It was a no frills item that filled the job while she dreamed of buying a new red one. This year Kristi decided to give it a makeover using paint and the Moroccan Tiles stencil. We’ll share Kristi’s stenciled tree skirt and then spill the beans on how you can recreate it.
So pretty, right? Here is the scoop on how to stencil a Christmas tree skirt (this project comes from Notes For My Little Ladies):
First you’re going to need this stuff listed below:
A large knitted blanket/drop cloth
A stencil (for this project the Moroccan Tiles Stencil was used)
- Acrylic Craft Paint (red was used for this project)
- Paper plate
- Blue painter’s tape
- Dense foam roller
- Paper towel
1. Gather Materials: Start the stencil project by gathering all of the materials listed above. Then position the stencil pattern on the fabric. Kristi used the Moroccan Tiles Stencil, a trendy Moroccan pattern for this project. Secure the stencil in place using blue painters tape.
2. Pour the Paint: Pour your craft paint into a paper plate. Then dip your dense foam roller into the paint being careful that you’re not over-coating it. Roll off excess paint to help prevent bleed. It’s important to build your paint coverage in layers for the cleanest lines possible.
4. Start Stenciling: Paint the design onto the knitted blanket using the dense foam roller. Kristi had a special little helper for this project, her four year old daughter.
5. Complete the pattern: Allow the paint to dry a little and reposition the stencil so you can continue to paint the pattern on the entire surface. Let the paint dry for two hours.
Now let’s admire your jolly creation!
Here is a close-up of her tree skirt.
Tell us, would you consider stenciling a tree skirt? We’d love to read your thoughts, so leave us a comment below!
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Michelle and the Cutting Edge Stencils Crew