Thursday, November 17, 2011

All Is Bright- Stenciled Christmas Sign

Can you guess what one of my favorite songs is?

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If you guessed Silent Night, then you were right! My mom used to sing Silent Night to me all the time, even when it wasn’t Christmas. I love having those memories.

I know Thanksgiving isn’t even over, but I decided to get an early jump on the Christmas decorations this year. I love Christmas, and one of my favorite parts about it, besides baby Jesus of course, is Christmas music.

This year I decided to use some of the Martha Stewart D├ęcor Paint and Tools from Plaid to create a fun and bright holiday sign. I used an old picture I had out in the garage, paint, stencils, and Christmas lights to create this festive art.

First I took out the picture, glass and matts from the frame.
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Then I painted the smaller, inner matt using MS Habanero paint, and went over it with the MS red glitter paint. I LOVE the glitter paints from Martha! Seriously, love them.
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I then painted the larger matt turquoise.
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I used a larger piece of white cardstock for my “canvas” and the MS letter stencils to spell out “All Is Bright.”
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Next I took out the fun holiday stencils from the MS line, and painted stars above the All Is Bright phrase.
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When the paint was dry I put my new Christmas art back into the frame, minus the glass. I used a metal skewer to poke holes through the center of each star. And I stuck Christmas lights coming from the back of my picture, through each hole I had poked.
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I love how the lights shine through and cast a soft glow. It feels perfect for the upcoming holiday nights. And I like it so much I might add a couple more stars. What do you think?
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I hope you guys all liked my post. If you want to try out the Martha Stewart decorative paint and tools line you’re in luck. Martha Stewart paint is 30% off this week at Michael’s. Check out the weekly ad from Michael’s where you can print off a coupon and see what else is on sale.

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