Would you think I’m a grouch if I said I’ll be a bit relieved when Christmas is over and things get back to normal (or as normal as things ever get in my house)?
I love Christmas. I really and truly do.
I’ve tried to wish every bell ringer and cashier I see a “Merry Christmas,” I baked (and ate) a ton of chocolate kiss cookies rolled in sugar sprinkles, I put fresh evergreens in every nook and cranny in my house, and I even made a glowing mason jar Christmas tote.
But, if I redecorate the tree one more time, because my daughter’s cat has torn it apart again … I’m going to lose my mind.
So after yelling “BAD CAT” for the twentieth time, I decided I needed to do something that has nothing to do with Christmas and is cheaper than therapy.
I designed a new Farm Fresh Milk stencil design to add to my Vintage Sign Stencils line, and then I stenciled with it to my heart’s content.
I made three different projects – a canvas tote bag, a farmhouse pillow, and a burlap place mat.
Here’s what I used: (includes some affiliate links)
Farm Fresh Milk stencil AVAILABLE HERE
First up, I stenciled a canvas tote bag. I’ll be making more for myself so I can get rid of the ugly reusable shopping bags I’ve been using.
Then I made a pillow cover.
And because I hadn’t forgiven our cat yet …
… I stenciled some burlap place mats. 🙂
By the time I was finished, my Christmas “peace and goodwill to all” was back … even to our naughty kitty.
I have another project I didn’t get photographed yet using the Farm Fresh Milk stencil, so I’ll be sharing it after Christmas.
Mix and match my entire line of farmhouse stencils. See them all HERE.