DIY Christmas Decor With Stencils as Fabric Templates

November 05, 2018
 I just finished tracing these little trees onto the paper side of HeatnBond Lite Iron-On Adhesive.

My project today will be a combination  of fabric and painted stencils.  I hope you will read on.

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*Old Sign Stencils provided me with complimentary samples. All opinions about these fabulous products are my own.

First, I flipped the stencil over so the stencil is backwards.

Then I traced the tree stencils with pencil onto my HeatNBond.

Next I ironed the trees onto a plaid and buffalo check flannel shirt.  (Follow the directions for use on the HeatNBond.)

Then I cut out the plaid flannel trees.
I also ironed coarse muslin fabric onto more HeatNBond in two rectangles.

Then I ironed the 5" x 7" rectangles onto a sheet of card stock.  (Note:  HeatNBond Light works well on fabric to fabric, but the adhesion onto card stock is not really good.  The purpose of the HeatNBond and card stock is to add body to the fabric and stiffness)

The fabric rectangles with card stock backs will fit into 5" x 7" frames that I have on hand.

I then flipped my stencil back over to the right side and centered the stencil's tree onto one of the muslin rectangles, and then placed the flannel tree in place.

I ironed the tree into place, cut the card stock down to 5" x 7", and stenciled the star with Fusion Mineral Paint in Coal Black.

Here is plaid shirt number one in a creamy white frame I had on hand.  

I think this frame was painted with Rustoleum in Heirloom White.

The muslin is protected from dust and dirt by the glass on the picture frames.  

Plaid shirt number two was a red and black buffalo check pattern!

This is a very easy Christmas project!

The trees are such a fun shape for framing.

I created one more fabric/stencil project using an 8" x 10" frame,  and this mug from the another stencil.

I used the *Pumpkin Spice  stencil mug for my fabric template, and stenciled the straw, whipped cream, lettering and snowflake.

You can use and reuse these stencils for many occasions, and in many different combinations.  All Old Sign Stencils  are very compatible.

Very easy Christmas decor!

The latte frame can work all winter long!
Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  1. I like your plaid trees and the cup of latte! Glad you used your coffee pot with the string of lights stenciled on it. You've got a great imagination!

  2. I love your creativity! Do you have your own shop where you sell your creations? You should!

  3. So cute!! I like your projects and the way how you think outside of the box!

  4. What a great idea, Carlene! They are both so pretty.


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