I stumble through unsolved mysteries all the live long day. I second guess, question, and in the end, I just need options. Can’t be locked into any one thing. Can you relate?
So when I started getting requests for some Christmas designs with the old sign stencils, I stalled. A stencil for just ONE month out of a whole year?!
And then my brain went into overdrive again, and came up with an even BETTER plan.
Two separate stencils that:
– can be grain sacks or signs,
– that completely mix and match with each other,
– in both Christmas and every day ways.
Allow me to show you the way…
I LOVE coffee bean sack and grain sack designs! Authentic rocks, but boy can they either be hard to find or incredibly expensive. If one can mimic an old sign, why not a grain sack?
1. Select your material or premade pillow case of choice. (I used a premade burlap bag) Place plastic wrap, a bag or something water resistant inside / underneath your material.
2. Stencil the grain sack lines down the centre, and allow to dry.
(shown here is not the actual stencil sold… this is a mixed variation of Christmas Blend and Homestead Blend used as part of the test design process.)
4. With a very dry stencil brush, tap on the paint until the design is filled in. Lift stencil once complete.
Tip: Be sure to go heavy enough over the lines to cover them as much as possible. It’s ok if some shines through. The authentic ones do too!
Isn’t that sharp?! Allow to dry, and stuff your pillow!
Or use as place mats.
Or a table cloth.
Or make an apron.
Or decorate a tote bag.
Or make a bulletin board.
Or just frame it and love it.
Obviously your own creativity will dictate what to do with this!
So, here’s the fun part.
Say you’d rather have a sign. Or maybe you want it to read Hot Cocoa instead. Or maybe you want to celebrate your hot cocoa or coffee in a non festive way.
Does your head hurt yet? If not, it’s about to…
Christmas Blend and Homestead Blend are crate or pillow sized, two separate, complete stencils, sold separately, or together at a reduction. This is so you can mix and match any way you desire!
Fair warning… get them both and your head is liable to explode.
Find these stencils in the store HERE
And you know I’m good for a few more projects with some of these designs, yes?
Now to pick which one…
What would you make?
See Homestead Blend made into a coffee toolbox HERE.
Visit more Old Sign Stencil projects HERE