I’m squeaking in at the last minute, but what’s July without at least one Christmas in July post, right? 🙂
Last year, I decided that Mrs. Claus deserved a moment in the spotlight, since her hubby normally gets all the attention. I made a sign in her honor and it was so well-liked that she now has her own Christmas stencil design as well.
Mrs. Claus stencil available to purchase HERE.
I made 3 different project ideas using the stencil, but I’m sure you’ll think of more! All of these projects are inexpensive and are easy enough for children to make!
Project #1 – there’s a new sign for her cookie company!
Mrs. Claus Sign available to purchase HERE.
I used 2 new colors of chalk based paint from The Vintage Storehouse to make the sign. I used”Red Bandana” to cover a new piece of pine board, and “Cotton” to paint the stenciled lettering.
Project #2 – Behind the scenes, she’s is getting ready to do some baking & this red burlap table runner looks so festive on her farmhouse table!
Mrs. Claus Burlap Table Runner available HERE.
To make it, I bought 1 yard of red burlap fabric and cut a piece from it measuring about 46″ x 13.
The easiest way to get a straight edge on burlap is to cut a few strings where you want your cutting line to be, then pull those strings out – instant straight line to cut on!
Use painter’s tape to secure the stencil on the burlap, and use a stencil brush to d paint over the stencil.
Make sure to place newspaper under the burlap, because the paint will bleed through the burlap and onto your work surface.
Project #3 – When Mr. Claus takes a break to eat his Christmas Eve snack, it’ll be waiting for him on a cute burlap place mat!
1 stencil = 3 fun and easy projects!
While I had the red and white paint out, I decided to whip up another sign – this time using the small Flour Sack stencil.
This sign is available to purchase HERE.
Want more Christmas inspiration?
See my 12 Days of Christmas projects HERE (including the original Mrs. Claus sign, + 11 more projects!)
Happy last day of July! 🙂