Welcome Stencilgirl and Imagine Crafts fans to my Christmas in July Project! I have to say when we were asked if we wanted to take part in this project I blindly waved my hand in the air. Then of course I had to come up with a Christmas project at the most non Christmas time of the year imaginable which was quite a challenge!
The Christmas Supplies
So from Imagine Crafts I selected the Creative Medium in Bronze , Monterey Pine Squares and the Stazon Midi in Claret I was especially excited to try out the Creative medium, it’s not something I had used before.
From Stencilgirl I had to get a little creative! As I am already on the Stencilgirl creative team (I KNOW dream come true!) we didn’t get to pick new stencils for this project with Christmas in mind. So I had to get a little creative in my thinking to find a Christmas use for a stencil I already had.
I went with this layered Peonies stencil from Jessica Sporn and I knew if I colored them right it would look very festive, especially with the Bronze Medium.
I decided to recycle this wreath I had bought. It was actually an Easter decoration I picked up in a discount store so I didn’t feel too bad about ripping up the decorations already on it! I used some bakers twine to wrap around the outside of the wreath.
I made some red papers using my gelli plate and then placed the stencil on top of this. I spread the bronze medium over the top with a pallet knife and let the medium dry. Make sure you wash the stencil well after using the medium as it’s quite sticky stuff. It spread really well though and a little certainly goes a long way here.
I stamped out “Noel” using the Stazon onto the pine shapes. The pine is untreated so the ink stamped onto the wood very easily to create this Christmas phrase.
I used a hot glue gun to attach my Christmas Peonies around the wreath. The wreath has a very uneven surface so the glue gun was certainly the best choice but there was some non PG language involved to get them positioned right and set!
The Final Result
So here is my Christmas Wreath in all it’s finished glory. I’m really pleased with how it turned out and I’m happy I was able to adapt a non “Christmas” item into something very festive! I really hope you’ve enjoyed my project, I’d love to hear from you if you did! Don’t forget to leave a comment below and keep on hopping to be in with a great chance of winning!
I’ve also created a bonus project for you which you can access by clicking below. You can see how I made a customised candle to go with the project I made. It would make a great last minute present and could easily be adapted for any style or occasion!
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