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Christmas season is here again and this year we’re keeping things simple and very natural. Some might refer to our decorating style as bland and I’d say, “I like it that way.” What type of Christmas decorating style do you display in your home?
I’m spicing up bland with this piece of scrap wood that was left over from one of Robert’s projects. I snatched it to create this centerpiece that can be used anytime of the year and changed up each season if desired.
What do I like most about this project? Anyone can make this because it’s really easy and I used decorations from last year’s Christmas wreath to spice things up. Let’s dive in and see what it takes to put it all together.
Supplies for Stenciled Board
- One 2 x 8 board – Any length
- Dixie Belle Mineral Paint, color Gravel Road and Fluff Purchase here or at The Mill here
- Zinnia Stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils, Get here
- Stencil Brush, Paint Brush and Painters Tape
Paint Board and Prep for Stenciling
Apply one coat of paint to all sides of the board and let dry for 30 minutes. The base color is Gravel Road, I love it because the finish is crisp and it works great with a white stencil transfer.
I stenciled a Zinnia twice from Cutting Edge securing with painter’s tape to the wood. This stencil didn’t fit which I like because it appears to just roll off the edge.
Stenciling Two Zinnias
The stenciling was a breeze using the color Fluff from Dixie Belle Paint. I transferred two flowers side by side and they were dry in minutes. Get my easy to follow stencil tips here.
Little side tip – these floral stencils are fantastic but they ‘e also very detailed, which means I would do a test first before transferring the flower to your project. Less paint on the brush will keep from bleeding through those detailed edges and leave you with a flawless project.
Once the project was finished then it was time to gather this white vase and fill it with cedar greenery and a few other stems of green. I have no idea what those other stems are but it’s growing everywhere out here and I love it.
I finished with a few berry plugs, ribbon and placed everything on top of the board. This is now displayed in my office to remind me that even though we’re working hard and the temperatures feel like spring, Christmas really is just around the corner.
Now you go ahead, make this centerpiece board for your table, I bet somewhere in the garage you can find a piece of wood similar to this one just waiting for creativity to unleash.