Thursday, June 23, 2016

StencilGirl Home Decor Stencil Blog Hop!

Hi...

Show of hands!  Who loves DIY Home Decor??  If you are an avid DIYer or a new-comer to the trend, you WILL want to check out this post.

Today, StencilGirl is officially announcing their new 12" x 24" Home Decor Stencils and we are providing tons of DIY inspiration and ideas.

I love making handmade items.  The love, time, and thought that goes into these projects will always be remembered and they are often one-of-a-kind, unique keepsakes that will be around for many years.

For my first project, I will show you how to create your own Vintage-Shabby Decor Pillow, using one of the new StencilGirl 12" x 24" Home Decor Stencils - Leaf Diamond.


Step One
Grab a piece of vintage seed sack fabric and cut it to the size you want your pillow.  (allow 1/4 to 1/2 seam allowance).


Step Two
Grab your favorite StencilGirl Home Decor stencil and apply fabric paint to vintage fabric with sponge.  Set paint per manufacturer instructions.


Step Three
Add a quilt effect by machine or hand stitching around stenciled design. 

  
Step Four
Grab a piece of vintage quilt fabric for use on pillow back.  Pin painted piece and quilt piece, right sides together.

   
    Step Five
Machine stitch around entire edge of pillow, using a 1/4 or 1/2 seam.  Leave approx 3-4 inches of un-stitched seam open for stuffing.  (enough to get your hand into the pillow).  Once stitched, turn pillow right side out and press seam edges.



Step Six
Stuff pillow with favorite stuffing medium.



How's that for easy?  Here's some more pictures of both the front and back of the pillow.


  It's perfect for my vintage styled home.  :)

Ready for another easy DIY project?  I upcycled a vintage sewing cabinet lid into a Shabby Wall Organizer project.


Step One
Grab several shades (I used three) of your favorite spray paint and StencilGirl Home Decor stencil. I used Jennifer Evans's New Home Decor Stencil, Daisy Wildflowers. 


Step Two
Using base color, spray vintage lid, not worrying too much about an even coverage.  Once completely dry, sand piece allowing the nature aged wood show through.  


Step Three
Place stencil on lid and spray with one color of spray paint.   Allow to dry, then line up stencil over image and spray with other color.  I didn't line up the image completely as I wanted a peek of yellow to be visible under the blue.



 Step Four
Paint 'dots' with dimensional paint, on the inside of several flowers.



  
Step Five
Attach vintage silverware 'hooks' to bottom of lid.  Hang on wall.


Easy Peasy!  I told you DIY is fun!

Looking for more inspiration?  Hop on over to the StencilGirl blog for more ideas!

4 comments:

Carol Baxter said...

Must I decide which project I like best? I hope not, because it would be impossible!

Linda said...

I have got to give this a go-something small like a flower pot to start. Tfs

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Love what you did with the Daisy stencil! I want to touch it, lol.

MB Shaw said...

Tina, I really like both these projects, but the pillow especially calls to me!! Well done,

4 comments:

Carol Baxter said...

Must I decide which project I like best? I hope not, because it would be impossible!

Linda said...

I have got to give this a go-something small like a flower pot to start. Tfs

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Love what you did with the Daisy stencil! I want to touch it, lol.

MB Shaw said...

Tina, I really like both these projects, but the pillow especially calls to me!! Well done,