It’s tempting to want to skip over Thanksgiving and decorate for Christmas, but I just can’t do it. I made some Stenciled Hoop Art for a simple Thanksgiving mantel. Wheat bundles always make me think of harvesting and Thanksgiving. I love this large Provence Wheat Bundle stencil from Royal Design Studio Stencils and how great it looks in a hoop.
I haven’t stenciled for years so I was a little nervous before starting this little craft project. I’m so happy with how it turned out.
This is What You Need:
Craft Paint (I just grabbed some colors from my stash that appealed to me for this project)
Large Provence Wheat Bundle stencil (Royal Design Studio Stencils)
Ashley’s Autumn Heart stencil (Royal Design Studio Stencils)(free with October purchase)
I cut the fabric around the stencil adding a few inches all around so there will be plenty of fabric for the hoop. Lay the fabric on a hard surface placing a piece of wax paper under it so the paint won’t hurt the surface. Tape the stencil to the fabric in a couple of places to secure it. Use a stencil brush or a hard flat brush. Since this is a smallish stencil I used a small stencil brush. Make sure to dab the excess paint off on a paper towel before applying it to the fabric. I applied the brown paint for the wheat. Once that was dry I applied a bit of gold to give it depth.
Then I used blue paint for the ribbon area.
Once the piece was dry I centered it in the 10″ hoop making sure the fabric was pulled fairly tight.
Then cut the excess fabric off from around the hoop. That’s all there is to it!
I was so excited to get this “thank you” Ashley’s Autumn Heart stencil from Royal Design Studio Stencils just for ordering the Provence Wheat Bundle. It looks perfect with the Wheat Bundle and I love all the fun little details. It’s smaller so it’s in a 8″ hoop.
Don’t they look so great together? I discovered again that I really enjoy stenciling and I love the way this design looks for Fall. I like to keep it simple at Thanksgiving, because Christmas decorating can get a bit crazy.
Okay, I’m in love with these stencils. They were so easy to use and clean up was a breeze. I’m definitely going to be stenciling again soon and can’t wait to order more stencils from Royal Design Studio Stencils.
So, important question: Are you decorated for Thanksgiving or Christmas?