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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  1. What amazing crafts you made! :)

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

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

  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!

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


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

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

  8. Featured this on y blog today :)

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

    Thanks so much for sharing!

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