You still have plenty of time to make this beautiful stenciled Christmas sign to add to your holiday decor!
If you've been reading long, you know that my very favorite thing to make is seasonal decor, and I especially love to use my Silhouette for crafting. So today I'm going to show you how to make this Reindeer Treats Stenciled Sign.
You will need
12x12 craft wood board (mine is from Michael's)
12x12 piece of vinyl
Vinyl cutting machine
Reindeer Treats shape from Silhouette Store
Paint- white, gray, red
1. Paint one coat of dark gray paint on your wooden board. It can be pretty rough as this is just for distressing later. Let dry.
2. Paint 2-3 coats of white paint over the top of the gray paint. I didn't go for full coverage since I knew I would be sanding my board anyway. (see first picture below)
3. Let dry completely. I put mine out in the sun for a few hours to dry.
While it is drying....
4. Open your Reindeer Treats shape in the .studio software. I did not resize at all. Just send it to the Silhouette to cut.
5. Weed away the letters so you can use this as a stencil. In my 2nd picture above, the blue is where the vinyl letters were.
6. Apply transfer tape over the stencil and remove the paper backing.
7. When painted wood is completely dry, apply the vinyl stencil onto the board (3rd picture). Smooth in place with a scraper or credit card.
8. Carefully remove transfer tape, leaving the vinyl stencil on the wood .
9. Paint in the stencil with a coat of white paint. This will make sure any bleeding that might happen is the same as the base color. Let dry to the touch. (picture 4)
10. Paint in the stencil with red paint. It may take two coats to get the coverage you want (picture 5).
Let your paint dry somewhat, then carefully remove the vinyl stencil (picture 6).
11. Sand as desired to distress and bring out the gray under coat of paint.
Display your wood plaque on an easel or prop on a shelf. Or you could hot glue a ribbon on the back to hang it from the wall.
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