I know we haven’t made it past Thanksgiving yet, but it isn’t too soon to start thinking about Christmas decor. I wanted to do something in a non-typical Christmas color scheme and I love the result.
Want to find out how to make your own slice of Christmas heaven? Keep reading!
I need to start by saying that my Christmas has come in part already; imagine my excitement when this lovely box of crafty goodies ended up on my door step:
Swoon, right?!? The lovely peeps from Plaid Crafts, the makers of the Martha Stewart line of craft paints, sent me this box of magic and I was super ready to dig right in and get crafting. For the project I created you’ll need the following supplies:
blank canvas * Martha Stewart (MS) stencils * MS Satin Paint in Summer Haze
MS Metallic Paint in Sterling * MS Glitter Paint in Feldspar
MS Glitter Finish * MS Stencil Adhesive * MS Brush & Stencil Cleaner
paint brush * sponge brush * chipboard letters * pop up glue dots
1. Spray a light coating of MS Stencil Adhesive to the back of your stencil and place it where you’d like on your canvas. Lightly sponge the Summer Haze paint on top of the stencil and carefully peel it away from the canvas. Feel free to re-apply the stencil adhesive as needed. I re-applied every other flower.
2. When you have all of your floral patterns in the first color done, set it to the side to dry. When it’s all dry, go ahead and start the process again with the Sterling metallic paint. When all of the metallic flowers are stenciled, set it aside to dry again. The last step to the canvas is to apply two coats of the MS Glitter Finish. It adds a sparkly smooth coating on top of your work to seal it in and make it forever beautiful. I love a good glitter project.
3. While the canvas is drying, you can get started on the letters. Paint each letter with the Summer Haze paint. I did two coats on mine, but if you’re pressed for time, you could make do with a single coat. After the paint has dried, coat each letter with a generous layer of the Feldspar glitter paint. Don’t be chintzy. Using the pop up glue dots, place your letters on your completely dried, finished canvas where you’d like them.
My 3-year-old son is as curious as ever and wanted to know what Joy meant. I explained that it meant “very happy” and he looks at me with this face and says, “Like this?”
Yep, buddy. Just like that.
I seriously adore how this turned out. And you know what my fave part is? Although it’s meant to be displayed during the holiday season, why couldn’t you leave it out longer?
Who couldn’t use a little more joy in their life year-round?
Although I received product and payment for this post, all opinions and ideas are 100% my own.