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Greetings! Only 2 more weeks left until Christmas (and my birthday!). I’m teaming up with 18 other bloggers for this Create and Share hosted by Casa Watkins and sponsored by Cutting Edge Stencils. A big thank you to our lovely hostess and our sponsor for providing our stencils (and extra goodies) and an awesome giveaway to 5 lucky readers!! If you are coming from Old House to New Home welcome!!
For this monthly blogger challenge, I chose a Noel stencil with a gorgeous font. After coming up with a few ideas, I shopped our local dollar store to see what supplies I could find and decided on a Christmas basket project.
Copper Leaf Noel Basket
Stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils (fantastic selection!)
basket (I found one for $4 at the dollar store)
A piece of MDF to fit stencil and basket (mine is 12 x 7 1/2 inches) (from dollar store)
ribbon (lace ribbon $1)
Step 1: Mark two spots at the top of the MDF board to drill holes. Tape both sides to prevent splitting. Start with a small drill bit and work your way to a 5/16ths bit (about the width of a pencil).
Step 2: Paint the MDF with chalk paint or another water based paint. If using chalk paint, only one coat is needed. Let dry.
Step 3: Lay your stencil on the MDF and “paint” mod podge onto the stencil. Carefully lay pieces of copper leaf down. Use a foam roller or gloved hand to gently press down the copper leaf into the stencil (to prevent fingerprints). Let dry for 30 minutes. Carefully pull up stencil. Repeat this step until the entire stencil is filled out. You can clean the stencil with a dish brush and warm water (keep the stencil flat) in between layers.
Step 4: Clean up any messy lines with a small brush and chalk paint. Let your Noel sign completely dry for a few hours or overnight.
Step 5: Attach the sign to the basket with ribbon and fill with gifts, Christmas cards, or cozy winter throws!
I love the diversity of this Christmas decor. I may be moving it around the house during the month. 🙂 It’s makes such pretty storage!
What would you use this basket for? Now it’s time to see what other creative uses for a Christmas stencil my friends came up with! They always surprise me!!
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