Hello! I am so excited to share my latest project, my Starry Night Christmas Nativity! It is my first time using Royal Design Studio Stencils and I LOVE them!Starry Night Christmas Stencil. I had visions of a huge framed starry night hanging over my little nativity set and thought, "Why Not!?"
So, I got right to work.
"It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" Pottery Barn knock off Sign but bigger.
It was pretty rough plywood, and since it was free, I decided I could take a little time to "skim coat" it with spackle to make it smooth. Then I sanded it once it dried. I am so glad I did this, it made a huge difference. If you buy nice plywood you can skip this step, I am just cheap. :)
Love Joy Peace Lettering Christmas Stencil because it was perfect for the idea I had in mind. I cut scrap pieces of 1/4 plywood to the size of each word. Then I sanded and painted them the same color as my starry night board.
Now, I have done a lot of stenciling, and these stencils are some of the best I have ever used! I was worried about bleeding with these stars, but I didn't have a problem at all. As long as my brush was dry, and I loaded and unloaded the paint, it went on easily and perfectly. I also liked how easy they were to line up. I can see this stencil going on a wall super quickly, hmmm I may have to try that!
I wanted it mostly gold so I grabbed the paint bottle and traced a circle and then filled it in with the paint.
I guess it would have been easier to paint the silver star first and then the gold star over it, if I was thinking I would have done it that way in the first place! Sometimes I just don't think! Oh well. :)
I drilled holes in the word signs and the star so I could hang them. I used some twine and threaded it through the holes. To make it easy to thread, I used painters tape on the end of the twine. Trust me this is an important step!
I debated on how to hang them and was going to use little hooks, but I realized that it would be easier to just tape them on...so I did, with Gorilla Tape. That way I can change up my sign if I want.
And there you have it! I can hang my words in different places.
And my star too!
That means I could make my sign this way.
Or this way! Can you imagine the possibilities?! Take out a word, add a word...move them around. Have no words at all... you get it.
Right now I am putting my Starry Night Christmas Nativity on my mantle, and I love how simple yet profound it is.
It would also look nice on my porch. I always have a hard time deciding. :)
Where ever it ends up, I am happy with the message it sends. Christmas is all about our Savior, who brings Love, Joy, and Peace in our lives. And that makes me happy!
Have you ever used Royal Design Studio stencils before? Or stenciled at all? It is really easy and fun!
I hope you are having a wonderful Christmas Season. Thanks so much for stopping by!
*I received products for this review, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. :)
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