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What a crazy crazy week it has been around here! I have been jumping from one holiday project to the next and today I am here to share my favorite Christmas project so far, this beautiful Reclaimed Holiday Wall Art.
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2. Refashionably Late ~ Christmas Pillow
3. Tastefully Frugal ~ Christmas Tree Ornament Shadow Box
4. Pocketful of Posies ~ Reclaimed Holiday Wall Art
5. Domicile 37 ~ Edgy Reindeer Tapestry
6. Casa Watkins ~ Noel Stenciled Planter Basket
7. Creatively Homespun ~ DIY Rusty Reindeer Wall Art
8. Around the Watts House ~ Holiday Tote Bag
9. Penny Love Projects ~ Window Wall Rack
10. Flourish and Knot ~ Stenciled Table Runner
11. Old House To New Home ~ DIY Chalkboard Merry and Bright Sign
12. Up To Date Interiors ~ Noel Basket
13. Our House Now A Home ~ Rustic Reindeer Canvas Wall Art
14. The House Down The Lane ~ Reindeer Wall Art with Lights
15. Green with Decor ~ Christmas Craft with Stencil and Frame
16. Pretty Practical Home ~ DIY Hot Cocoa Tray
17. A Shade of Teal ~ DIY Christmas Tree Glitter Sign
18. Uncookie Cutter ~ Hanging Ornament Boards
19. One Mile Home Style ~ DIY Stenciled Scrap Wood Holiday Art
Cutting Edge Stencils Mitten Craft Stencil
6 Used and Weathered Fence Boards
Red Acrylic Paint
White Acrylic Paint
2 Small Artists Brushes
White Graphite Paper
Disposable Foam Brush
Before I could start the painting and stenciling portion of my Reclaimed Holiday Wall Art I first had to put my reclaimed wood panel together. This is where my amazing Father-In-Law jumped in to help me out! He made this beautiful reclaimed fence panel using 6 standard fence boards cut down to 36″. The boards were then screwed together using an additional board laid out in a standard z pattern. After the panel was constructed it was given a quick sand with a 150 grit sand paper.
With all of the building out of the way the next task was to lay all my letters out. For font inspiration I turned to my favorite time killer, Pinterest. To see all the images I was inspired by check out my Holidays Pinterest Board.
After choosing a couple of different fonts I printed my design on several pieces of office paper. Then I cut them out and arranged them on my wood panel and marked the spacing.
Using my marks as a guide I removed all the letters and laid down a sheet of white graphite paper on top of the wood then I replaced my printed letters on top. Next I used a regular pencil to trace the letters causing white lines to transfer onto the wood panel. Because the boards were uneven and bumpy from years of being outside this took a little bit of patience.
As you can see the result is a very faint but effective outline.
Next I filled in all of my letters using white acrylic paint and my two small artist brushes. This process also took quite a while. But it was well worth the wait in my opinion!
To give my Reclaimed Holiday Wall Art its final touch I added these adorable mittens using Cutting Edge Stencils Mitten Craft Stencil Cutting Edge Stencils Mitten Craft Stenci. This was the easiest part of the whole project. I simply laid my stencil over my boards and painted!
Since ultimately wanted the sweater design on the mittens to be white I first traced a rough outline of the mittens with a pencil. Then I removed the stencil and applied white paint in the shape of the mittens. When the paint was dry I once again placed the stencil over the area and applied the red acrylic paint using a stencil brush from Cutting Edge Stencils.
When working with stencils always, always blot the excess paint off your brush before applying it to your project. This will help prevent the paint from bleeding under the stencil and making a mess of your new creation.
After all the paint was dry I applied a thin coat of Varathane over the entire project to seal and protect my design for years to come.
This was such a fun project to make and I can’t begin to explain how much I love my new Christmas Wall Art. It looks great on our mantle! But it would also look great on our porch or even on top of our Romantic Industrial Shelves.
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Thank you so much for stopping by to check out my Reclaimed Holiday Wall Art! I hope you enjoyed this project as much as I do! Merry Christmas!
If you like the look of my reclaimed holiday wall art here are a few pieces that have the same feel.
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