I’m not one to start listening to Christmas music until after Thanksgiving, but I have to admit, this project has me in the festive mood. It’s a stenciled snowflake Christmas centerpiece (or candy dish?) using Martha Stewart Paints and Stencils. I seriously love how it turned out and can’t wait to display it at Christmas. I’ll still try to hold off on the Christmas music though.
Or, if you have a lot of will power, throw some candy in it and don’t eat it all in one day:
Do you like it? I just keep looking at it and loving it. And seriously, I am in LOVE with the stencils I used. And…I just might start stenciling everything that stands still in my house. I got this whole box full of supplies…glass paint stencils, etching cream, brushes, all kids of stuff. I hope you don’t get sick of all the projects I am going to make!
Now, let’s make one of your own shall we?
What You Need:
Martha Stewart Glass Paint (I used Red Gloss and Metallic Silver)
Stencils (I used the Silk Screen Snowflake Stencils)
Something to stencil on (I bought an inexpensive dish at Target. I believe it cost around $4-5)
Place mat (again, I got it at Target. It cost $1.99)
Acrylic Paint (I used Martha Stewart White Satin)
Stenciling Paint Brush
Stenciled Christmas Centerpiece Tutorial:
I started out with the place mat part of this centerpiece idea. My place mat was ribbed, so I was a little unsure of how well it would accept a stencil. I tested it out on the back first and it worked great.
For this part you will need your acrylic paint and your stencil (not the silk screen ones). Also a stenciling brush of some sort.
Take your stencil and place it where you want it on the place mat (I recommend working from the inside of the place mat out) and use painter’s tape to hold it in place:
Using your stenciling brush and a paper plate for a palette, dip your brush into the paint and dab it off a little. You don’t want too much paint.
Then just stencil the area you are working in. When you have that stencil completely filled, lift your stencil off the place mat and move it to where you want it next and stencil again.
Set your place mat aside to dry and grab your dish that you want to stencil.
For this part you need your silk screen stencils and glass paint.
Cut out your silk screen stencils and peel the backing off. Place the stencil where you want it on your dish and rub it to get it to adhere to the glass. Make sure it is nice and smooth.
Using a squeegee brush, run the paint over the stencil and try to make it nice and even, without too much excess paint:
When you are done, gently peel off the stencil. I can’t believe how crisp and nice it looks when you peel off that stencil. A word of advice-rinse the stencil right away (between every application) or it will stain.
Just go around your whole dish spacing out the stencils however you would like.
Let it dry. (The instructions on the paint say that it is dishwasher safe after curing for 21 days.)
Fill it with something fun-like me glittery red Christmas balls or even better-candy. And enjoy! A perfect holiday decoration.
I wrote this post as part of a paid campaign with Plaid Martha Stewart and The Blueprint Social. The opinions in this post are my own.