If there ever was a benefit to being the indecisive type, I think I may have found one! Eureka!
When I started getting requests for a Christmas coffee stencil design with old sign stencils, I stalled. Hot Cocoa is so mainstream… so how could I do this in a way that would get more milage out of one simple season?
And that’s when the thought of ‘mix and match’ came into play…
Meet Homestead Blend Coffee Served Here and Christmas Blend Hot Cocoa 5 LB Bags.
These are two separate sign 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?
How to make a Christmas-themed grain sack coffee pillow instantly!
Christmas Blend Hot Cocoa comes with its own grain sack stripe!
Find Christmas Blend Hot Cocoa stencil in-store HERE
We also now carry 6 different Grain Sack Stripes to choose from HERE
1. Select your material or pre-made pillow case of choice. (I used a premade sand bag from the local hardware store – costs approximately $2)
2. Place plastic wrap, a bag or something waterproof inside the bag.
3. Stencil the grain sack stripes down the centre, and allow to dry.
Tip: Go lighter in tone on the grain sack lines, so the top graphics to pop against them.
Homestead Blend Coffee Served Here is a 1-piece stencil.
4. Position Christmas Blend stencil into place, and stencil everything but Hot Cocoa.
5. Place masking tape under the little triangle registration marks, and pencil them in.
6. Reposition Homestead Blend Coffee over the registration marks, and stencil COFFEE only.
It’s a little like magic. The two stencils were designed on top of each other so the measurements work wonderfully with one another, making each phrase interchangeable with the other. It’s like having many more stencils than just 2!
Tip: Be sure to go heavy enough over the grain sack stripe 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.
A table cloth.
Make an apron.
Decorate a tote bag.
Cover a bulletin board.
Or just frame it and love it.
Obviously your own creativity will dictate what to do with this!
As for me? It’s an excuse to love on my coffee just a little harder than I did before. Christmas style!
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.
Christmas Blend and Homestead Blend stencils are sized to fit onto crates or pillows and can be mixed and matched in endless combinations. Get both to reap all the benefits!
Find these stencils in-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
11 thoughts on “How to make a Christmas-themed grain sack coffee pillow instantly!”
This is just great, I love it!
I love this, I gave up coffee a year ago but the Christmas Blend Hot Cocoa served here is perfect. Looks like I’ll be heading to your shop again in the very near future!
Ingenious! I love the mix and match idea it is so versatile.
I love crafts made with old coffee sacks but thought I would never find any to use myself. What a great idea making your own with stencils. Thanks for this you have given me so many ideas. I love your cushions.
The new designs are wonderful Donna! Christmas is a perfect time to decorate and make gifts with your stencils. Can’t wait to see what you’ll make with your other new stencils.
That looks great. I still have some old French grain sacks I bought at Annie Sloan’s in Oxford. Maybe some pillows are needed. 😀
I just love your new Christmas designs. The grain sack stripe is a perfect addition to the stencil!
Well done, Donna!
Well done, Donna
Love it – ordered them – can’t wait to play!
These are awesome! Now I know what to ask Santa for Christmas!