It's the thoughtful details and your handcrafted touches that make the most precious memories. An inexpensive drop cloth, reusable alphabet stencils, and paint is all you need to make a lasting impression.
Conversation pieces to decorate your home with holiday spirit. What you'll need:
- canvas drop sheet
- Beauti-Tone paint (black and red)
- hobby knife 1033-402
- stencil brush 1610-344
- small artist brushes 5712-106
- painter's tape 1670-110
- carbon paper
- transparency film 8" x 11"
- quilt batting
- fibrefill stuffing
Pillow measurements: Ho, Ho, Ho, and Reindeer 15" x 20"
Naughty on one side and Nice on the other 16" x 12"
Cut 2 pieces each from canvas and batting in the desired size.
|Cut a stencil from transparency film or transfer design with carbon paper (shown), depending on your chosen design. |
Stencilling: Place stencil in position on pillow front and tape in place.
|Use a dry brush technique: the paint on the stencil brush is wiped on paper towel to remove excess before applying to fabric. || |
|Transfer: Trace design on front of pillow and fill in with paint and brush. |
Sewing: Sew the batting to the back of the two pieces of canvas.
|Next, place the canvas sides together with the batting facing out. |
Sew pillow together, leaving an opening to turn it right side out.
Fill pillow with stuffing and sew opening closed.
Imagine the thrill of seeing a sack personally addressed to you from Santa under the tree on Christmas morning! What you'll need Here's How
Santa sack measurement: 32" x 26" (shown). For larger size sack, use 3", 4" and 5" stencils.
|Cut two 32" x 26" pieces of canvas. Sew three sides together, leaving the top open. Sew a 1/2" hem at top of sack. |
Working from the bottom and ensuring your line is straight, stencil the first line. I place painter's tape as a guide to keep a straight line, and I stencil from the middle out to ensure everything is centred.
|Sew 6' of ribbon to the back of sack to tie. || |
|Stuff with the best present ever! || |