Stencils Can Help Get Your Outdoor Space BBQ ready!
Welcome back, my DIY mavins! Last week, Cutting Edge Stencils shared some easy outdoor stencil projects to help spruce up your deck or patio before Memorial Day. With warm weather right around the corner, it only can only mean more friendly gatherings and good ole’ fashion BBQs. Today we have some outdoor stencil projects that are going to get your guests talking (in a good way)! Let’s take a look.
We’d like to welcome Emily, the creative crafter behind 52 Mantels. Emily had been neglecting her outdoor space and she was tired of its rundown appearance. She decided it needed a transformation but she lives in a rental and wanted to be budget conscious about it. Here is the space she had before the makeover.
The first thing Emily did was create a new table using reclaimed wood. The new table looked nice but the space needed some color and pattern to bring it to life. Emily had picked up a $20 rug at Home Depot. She had previously ordered a stencil from us for her hallway. Along with her stencil order came a free bird stencil, which was a bird from our Garden Birds pattern. We include a free stencil with all orders. Well Emily put her free stencil to good use. She decided to paint the adorable bird pattern on her outdoor rug. The single bird stencil allowed her to place the birds randomly. First she poured her craft paint into a small tray and dipped her dense foam roller into the paint. Then she off rolled the extra paint on a paper towel. She placed the bird stencil on the rug and painted the bird pattern using the roller. She could have used tape to hold the stencil in place but did not find it necessary for this project. Once her coral birds were painted, she painted a set of white birds.
Here is Emily’s stenciled outdoor rug. It’s gorgeous and the positioning of the birds looks like an allover pattern. Emily says that she is, “loving my newly stenciled outdoor rug!” She did a great job.
Emily’s porch patio makeover didn’t stop there and neither did her stenciling. Since Emily loves crafting new DIY decor, she decided to create stenciled art for her outdoor space. She said, “This artwork ties in the birds from the rug and is a nice addition to my Summery porch!” Emily purchased an 8″x 10″ canvas and painted it Sonora Rose by Valspar. Then she used her Garden Birds pattern to create the bird patterns. She traced the stencil pattern on a piece of yellow fabric and cut it out. Once the painted canvas was dry, she used Mod Podge to adhere the fabric to the canvas. Next she painted the stencil on the canvas above the fabric bird in Falling Snow by Behr. She randomly repeated the bird pattern to fill the canvas. After she let the canvas dry, she gave it a coat of Mod Podge to seal it.
Here’s how it all turned out. Emily had this to say about her stenciled artwork, “I just love the splash of coral and yellow from this simple art project.” We think her new porch patio looks amazing!
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Michelle and the Cutting Edge Stencils Crew
I’d like to see that table stenciled! I need help using the Indian inlay on a very old dining table. It’s got a split down the middle and the surface is very crusty. I know I need to do some prep to get it stencil ready, but am not sure how or what I need to do exactly to achieve this. I wish there were more info on how to prep the furniture before stencilling when it’s not new :-) thanks!