A Creative Christmas – The Easy Way
This Christmas is going to be a little different…
With a new house,
boxes that need unpacking in several rooms,
painted spaces far from what I’d choose,
and a mess here and there.
Different as it’s not going to be a “home tour“ Christmas like last year,
it will be “full” of Christmas.
I want splashes of the season to fill our unfinished house.
Splashes that remind us (me) that this home will always be a canvas – a continuing project.
Christmas deserves the lights and celebration.
It doesn’t matter what the canvas looks like.
With my limited time, I needed to create a new and fresh look quickly.
Something that was easy to do
with a beautiful end product.
I’ve found it,
it’s turned into a bit of an addiction.
(The stenciling is the easy part, of course you can elaborate your projects which could be more time consuming)
Beautiful end product?
Yep – I’m happy!
Do you want a peek?
Okay, let’s go...
I wanted a simple decorated wreath,
using the Classic Letter Christmas Stencils I created a Joyeux Noel wreath
with chalkboard discs.
Under the wreath plaid pillows flank a faux fur reindeer pillow.
Reindeer decor, in my opinion, has to be part of the holiday decor.
Using the Reindeer Christmas Stencil
helped to achieve the look I was going for.
I envisioned something light, fluffy, and fun.
It gives this room Christmas cheer.
Don’t you think?
Notice the tree,
using the Classic Letter Christmas Stencil again, I created mirrored letters.
They can be used on the tree, garland, as monogrammed gift tags, or for dressing up a table.
The mirrors reflect the Christmas lights at night and create a beautiful glow.
a pop of red on the bed definitely sets the Christmas mood in my son’s room.
Using the Holiday Garland Christmas Stencil
paired with the Classic Letter Stencil makes the perfect combination for a holiday pillow.
I am thrilled with the end result and am glad to add a little Creative Christmas Cheer
throughout the house.
This is just the beginning of what could be created with the holiday stencils.
Head over to Royal Design Studios and check out
Jennifer Rizzo’s Collection of Christmas Stencils.
I would love to hear what you would choose and what you would create.
In the meantime,
Every. Single. Moment.
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***p.s. – just for you – check out the tutorial photos below so you can create this look in your home too***
***Royal Design Studio Stencils provided me with the Jennifer Rizzo Stencils to create and share with you. I am so glad they did!
This is just the beginning…
All of the opinions above are my own.***
Joyeux Noel Wreath
2. Paint with Chalkboard Paint
3. Tape the Classic Letter Stencil to a surface – I used cardboard
4. Insert disc and use Chalk to fill in the stencil
5. Spray discs with a matte finish protector coat
6. Place discs on wreath
Reindeer Stenciled Fur Pillow
2. Tape Reindeer Stencil to fabric – I used tape to shorten the reindeer to fit on the pillow
3. Paint fabric using fabric paint
After the reindeer was painted and dry, I sewed a seam around the perimeter and frayed the fabric on the edges to incorporate the fur with a soft line. It was then sewn onto the pillow.
The end result made sewing fur so worth it! (If you’ve sewn fur, you know what I’m talking about)
Mirrored Letter Ornaments
1. 3″ Square mirrors
2. Tape the Classic Letter Stencil to a surface – I used cardboard
3. Insert mirror
4./5. Use glitter paint to fill in stencil
(The glitter paint may not cover completely, but once dry and glimmering in the light, looks great)
6. Use the square mirror how you wish. Using hot glue, I added ribbon to the back of mine for versatility.
Garland “Noel” Pillow
Measure to determine where to place Garland Stencil. Using white fabric paint stencil on to fabric.
1. Once garland is dry, place a piece of tape where you would like the lettering.
This helps to have a perfectly straight “NOEL”
2. Tape the stencil above the line and stencil with fabric paint.
3. Sew together.