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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.

The Project

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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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What would a Blog Hop be without a GIVEAWAY??!!!

We’ll be picking one lucky winner
to receive $100 in Gift Certificates – a $50 Gift Certificate for StencilGirl Products and
a $50 Gift Certificate for Imagine Crafts!

Take your time and visit each blog showcased July 9, 16, & 23 and leave your comments.

The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN!

One comment per blog please.

You will have until Saturday, July 30th at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments.

The winner will be notified by email and announced on

StencilGirl’s Facebook page on Sunday, July 31st.


Blog Hop Order

July 9:
StencilGirl Talk
Mary C. Nasser
Kristie Taylor
Karen Gaunt
Neva Cole
Nadine Carlier
Monica Edwards

July 16:
StencilGirl Talk
Janet Joehlin
Cindy Giltrap
Anna Friesen
Alison Heikkila
Martha Lucia Gomez
Roni Johnson

July 23:
StencilGirl Talk
Gwen Lafleur
Carolyn Dube
Carol Baxter
Mark Melnick
Jowilna Nolte
Terre Fry

82 thoughts on “Stencilgirl Christmas In July Blog Hop With Imagine Crafts

  1. Patty Donahue

    I hear ya … It IS hard to come up with Christmas ideas in the middle of summer. You did a great job though didn’t you? Thanks for sharing!


  2. Denise Bryant

    Love your Christmas wreath! The flowers turned out so pretty! Also a great project with the candle. It would make a great gift!


  3. Carol Lumeau

    I love how you utilized the gelli plate and then the stencil. I wonder if the medium you used on the paper would make the flowers water proof so that the wreath could be put outside. Thanks for sharing.


    1. karengaunt Post author

      The medium doesn’t cover all the flowers but perhaps if you sealed them all over again with another medium or glue it might be weather resistant? You could always try using acetate instead of paper that would work I think


    1. karengaunt Post author

      Honestly the thinking was “what the heck can I use for this?” Necessity is the mother of invention they say!


  4. Jill McDowell

    I love when you can make an old stencil look totally new. The peony definitely works as a Christmas poinsettia too.


  5. Stephanie Johnston

    what a sweet decoration for Christmas. I think I’ve been living in a cave so many products I don’t know about.


  6. Lisa Dobry

    I have Layered Peonies and would never have thought of using them for Christmas! Thanks for the versatility thought bubble!


  7. Lisa Dobry

    I have Layered Peonies and would have never thought of using them for Christmas. Thanks for the thought bubble!


  8. Mary Holshouser

    There is nothing wrong with recycling something that is out-of-date
    (Easter is over and who wants another bulky item to store until
    next year). I love the poinsettias. they are my favorite flower.
    Can’t wait for Thanksgiving to be over so I can get my plants each
    year. The way the petals pop from the wreath is a good idea.
    thanks for sharing
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  9. Sue

    What a cute wreath, and yet another fabulous idea to use up some of our thousands of gel prints! I love your idea – thank you!


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