I am bad at blogging. Sorry to be so sporadic and inconsistent with this blog :(. I have found some time in the last month or two to do a few crafts in the midst of a pretty hectic and crazy schedule. I bought some stencils a few months ago to do a project for our master bedroom. There was one big blank wall that needed a little help.... but I couldn't figure out what would be an inexpensive option. Recently, I saw a canvas that said "everyday I love you" in Lulu, a fun store in downtown Franklin, that I decided to try to make.
So... I bought some stencils. In the store they looked smaller than they did when I brought them home, so ended up needing two canvases to stencil the phrase onto instead of one. Good thing the canvases I bought came in a pack of two. I stenciled them on the white canvas using black paint. The black was a little too black for me, so after it dried I lightly brushed some white paint over the whole canvas to lighten it up a bit. Then I took a piece of sand paper and sanded over the entire canvas to give it a distressed look. Here is how they turned out.
The project cost me about $15, and I have already used the stencils again, so it was definitely a cost effective addition to our bare wall :).
This afternoon, I used the stencils to make a "Fall" banner for our mantle. I already had the garland up, I just added the burlap pennants to it. I saw this banner on pinterest and have been wanting to make something similar for our home.
Here is the one I saw on pinterest:
Here is a glimpse at our other Fall decorations.