Winter Snowflake Sign with Stain over Stencil Technique

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I found this little snowflake at the Dollar Tree and I had been wanting to try the technique of staining over a stencil. It is such a fun and easy technique and I am excited to have this fun snowflake to hang up during the winter months.

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Here is the little wooden snowflake I found at Dollar Tree.

I placed my Folk Art Holiday Stencil on top of the snowflake and used Folk Art Home Decor Chalk Paint.

To stencil, you put some paint on your stencil brush (I’m using a Plaid stencil brush). You tap it up and down on a paper plate to get the extra off your brush. Too much and the paint will bleed under the stencil. You then tap the brush up and down on top of the stencil.

Carefully lift the stencil and let the paint dry completely.

After the paint is dry brush on your stain. I’m using Folk Art Home Decor Wood Tint.

Once you have the entire thing covered in stain, use a paper towel or cloth to wipe up the excess.

Let it dry completely. I am obsessed with the richness of the wood tint – so beautiful.  I really love how easy this process is and how it turned out.

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18 Comments

  1. This looks like a project my daughter and I would enjoy doing together. Found you on the Simple Homestead Blog Hop.

    1. Thank you Candy, and it was so fun and easy to do. I’d love to see pictures of what you decide to create if you do try it 🙂

  2. This looks beautiful, thank you for sharing.

  3. I love Dollar Tree crafts! I’ll probably have to wait until next year, since I doubt they have any more snowflakes, but I will be pinning this!

    1. Thank you so much Cherryl, and they may not have a snowflake anymore but keep an eye out as they’ll have something else this same idea can work for. Perhaps something for Valentine’s Day or spring 🙂

  4. What a lovely project, Chas! Your snowflake is so pretty and there is so much potential for seasonal variations using this technique. Sharing on the H&S Facebook page. Thank you for sharing, and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Hope to see you again this week. Have a great week ahead!

    1. Thank you so much April and thanks for sharing, I appreciate it. Thanks for hosting a great party and I look forward to joining again. Can’t wait to read about what you have been up to as well.

  5. Such a great ‘quick and easy’ project, Chas! Thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJs!

    1. Thank you so much Ann and thanks for stopping by.

  6. Simple and beautiful!! Thanks for sharing on Sweet Inspiration!

    1. Thank you so much Lidia and thanks for stopping by.

  7. So easy and it turned out so pretty! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday. See ya next week.

    1. Thank you so much Shirley and thanks for stopping by.

  8. The snowflake is perfect for winter décor. I love the stencil. Thanks for sharing on Sunday’s Best.

    1. Thank you so much Rhonda and I’m glad you agree. I like to decorate a little after the holidays and bring a little winter warmth into my home. Thanks for stopping by.

    1. Thank you so very much Bev and thanks so much for the feature. Doing a little winter decorating after the holidays helps get me through the winter blues.

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