Monday, November 21, 2011

{martha stewart crafts} cheerful christmas decor

Have you been down the new Martha Stewart Crafts aisle in your Michaels store lately? It's kind of like walking into a candy store, minus the sugar. So many paints, stencils and brushes all wrapped up in beautiful packaging.

I decided this year I wanted to add bits of fun and cheerful colors to my Christmas decorations and I found the perfect colors of paint from the Martha Stewart Crafts line. The best part about the paints I found is the shimmer and shine they have. No dull colors allowed for these projects.

Want to see what I made?

(yes, i have a thing for deer. no real ones for me though

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Here are the supplies you'll need...
  • 4x6 frame (found mine at Forever 21)
  • poster board
  • martha stewart roller tops + foam pouncers
  • martha stewart stencil holiday icons
  • martha stewart stencil arabesque
  • martha stewart paint fruit punch pearl
  • martha stewart paint scottish highlands satin
  • martha stewart paint sterling metallic
  • martha stewart stencil spray adhesive
  • larger deer stencil (cut out of vinyl with the silhouette)
Using a sheet of 8x10 poster board and one of the large Arabesque stencils, I rolled on the Fruit Punch pearl paint. (that pearl paint is GORgeous) 


I then cut a deer out of vinyl. And used the foam pouncers to stencil on the Scottish Highlands satin paint. Once that was dry, I removed the vinyl and it was ready to display!


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The smaller frame was almost done the same way. I used some of the Stencil Spray Adhesive to keep my stencil in place and then rolled the Sterling metallic paint over the top of it. 


When that was dry I used those foam pouncers again to stencil on the deer from the Holiday Icons set.


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12 comments:

  1. What amazing crafts you made! :)

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  2. oh how cheery! love the bold colors! Where did you purchase that awesome frame?!!!

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  3. very pretty! I love the not so traditional colors you chose. Beautiful!!

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  4. Awesome! I need to make a trip to Michael's. Where did you buy the frame? I would love it in my house. Love the pop of color! Thanks!

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  5. OMG I love those! Awesome, bright and cheerful!

    Natalie
    www.projectdowhatyoulove.wordpress.com

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  6. I am EXTRA in love with the little deer on the poster board. It is beautiful! I would keep it up year round.

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  7. hi....
    Nice designing and heart favorite color is really inspiring.its really very beautiful and nice.....thanks for sharing.
    Christmas Scavenger Hunt

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  8. Featured this on y blog today :)
    www.craftingrebellion.com

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  9. Where did you find the beautiful white ceramic deer head? Just lovely as an accent year-round.

    Thanks so much for sharing!

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  10. @Susan Cline... we got those deer head from Kohl's two years ago for Christmas.

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