I started to pass them by but knew that I needed to really try to conquer my fear of stencils. The stencil pack I purchased was perfect for me to use because they are self-adhesive stencils. I also picked up 2 different colors of green paint...I wanted to blend the greens to look a little more natural for my leaves. I know, I was really stepping out of the comfort zone! :-) I wiped down the cutting board, peeled off the two stencils I decided to use and started to paint.
Stenciling a Cutting Board
If you have been reading my blog over the last few years, you know that I am not proficient at stenciling. As a matter of fact, I'm an absolute failure! Don't believe me? Well, just hop on over here and here...you will see! Oh, and let's not forget my lumpy pillow...where I screwed up ironing on a stencil! I mean, it is IRON ON for goodness sake!
Well, you will be happy to know that I finally have a successful, yes you read that right, successful stencil project under my belt! YAY!!
My youngest son moved to a new rental home and I wanted to make him a little something for the new place. I found this cute cutting board at Hobby Lobby, 40% off, and knew it would be the perfect house-warming gift for him. While at Hobby Lobby, I found these cute stencils.
I used a little of each color and tried to blend them as I went along.
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After the paint was dry, I applied a coat of dark wax to seal the paint and protect the board. Finally!! A stencil project that wasn't a disaster!
You can see more photos and additional details on my blog. This cutting board is a gift for my son and I plan on making a few more to give as gifts using different stencils. Have a great day!
- Cutting board (Hobby Lobby)
- Craft paints (Walmart)
- Leaf stencil (Hobby Lobby)
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