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I am up on the blog today with a fun DIY home décor project, using a Jillibean Soup wood plank and a cut file from my digital die cut store - JustNick studio
I am not a huge home décor person, but once the holidays hit, I love having some small homemade projects around to decorate our home. We don't have a lot of wall space, so this makes things difficult, but a project like this can hang our even be sent out on a ledge or lean against a wall, if it's big enough!
I started with the 12x12 wood plank from Jillibean Soup and sanded it lightly. This helps any paint you want to add "stick" a little better and prevents the paint from bleeding under your stencil too much too.
I die cut the Holiday Wreath from JustNick studio out of Silhouette stencil material. I laid the entire thing in place and then removed the portions that I wanted painted. I like to use a paper piercer for this, so it's easier to remove. Now, it's time to paint! I dab it on in layers so that too much isn't applied all at once - that makes the paint sometimes bleed under the stencil and can create quite the situation.
After 2-3 coats of white paint, I set it aside to dry and then created a small bough out of some craft materials from the local craft store along with some ribbon to add a little color. I die cut a sentiment from gold foil adhesive backed paper and I was done !
I really love how this one turned out. It's really a simple project that would make a great gift too!