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Spring Stenciled Canvas

Spring Stenciled Canvas

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Spring is here!  It may not feel like it but the calendar tells me it’s Spring, and somewhere there are tulips poking through the ground.  Since my yard is still pretty bland I thought I would update my mantel with some bright and cheery items.  I created a simple Spring Stenciled Canvas to hang on my mantel mirror.

Spring stenciled canvas

I used 2 different techniques to create this set of 3 canvases.  Here are the supplies I used:

  • 3 small (5×7) canvases
  • Craft paint
  • Stencils (I used to store-bought stencils and 1 I created using my Silhouette and vinyl)
  • Paint Brush
  • Ribbon
  • Hot Glue

I painted the canvases first then added a butterfly and flowers using store-bought stencils.

Butterfly stencil on a spring canvas

To create the Welcome Spring stencil I used my Silhouette to design the words then cut them out of Oracle 631 or removable vinyl.  I waited until my paint had dried for 24 hours before applying the stencil.

Apply vinyl to create a stencil on canvas

I weeded the vinyl then transferred it onto my canvas making sure to smooth out any bubbles.  I always use ConTact paper to transfer my vinyl, it keeps everything together and peels off easily. Silhouette also makes stencil material, however I find that vinyl or contact paper work well for my projects.

I attached the 3 canvases to a piece of ribbon with hot glue and hung them on my mirror.  I used other pieces I already had to create a simple and bright Spring mantle.

Bright spring mantle with stenciled canvas and flower topiary

You can find tutorials for the other pieces on this mantel below.

Flower Topiary

Home Sweet Home Wood Slice

DIY Candle Holders

Have you decorated for spring?  What do you do to warm up your home for the season?

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