If you were to ask me if I would decorate with blue for Christmas…I would say no way!
We’ve strolled through neighborhoods in years past and I have always wondered why some people pick blue lights?
Well…I don’t know what has happened to me, but I’m feeling the blue…at least for this display 😉
(Stencil comes in two sizes…this is the smaller size)
Thrilled to have a few more stencils to show you and play around with I started to plan out what I would make.
This antique tote was hanging out on my barn porch and something struck me to grab it and line up the stencil.
The stencil fit perfectly!
The tote needed to be tilted up so I leaned it against this antique mortiser.
I lined up the stencil and used Fusion Mineral Paint in Coal Black.
When it comes to stenciling keep your brush dry and tap up and down.
Dab your brush into the paint and then tap it onto something else before you start to stencil.
You just want to make sure you brush is not loaded with wet paint that will bleed under the stencil.
You can distress your letters with some fine grit sand paper if you want them to look worn.
I tend to skip this step letting the words pop off the old wood.
With Christmas fast approaching I thought I would decorate the tote for the holidays.
Seeing as both our families live on the opposite coast, we rarely entertain Christmas guests so I don’t need to worry about people wondering why we have pumpkins on the porch and a Christmas tree on the step.
It get’s kinda crazy this time of year, but we just go with it and have fun.