Stenciled Christmas Pillow and Reclaimed Wood Sign-Int’l Bloggers Club
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Hi everyone, I hope you’re having a wonderful Christmas season this year!! Today the Int’l Bloggers Club is sharing with you all our Christmas projects and also some customs we have for this time of year. I hope you enjoy reading all about our different holiday traditions.
A few months ago, I stenciled 2 pillow cases for our fall Int’l Bloggers Club post. It was my intention to do 2 more for Christmas, but *sigh* I just couldn’t make myself sew 2 throw pillows, so I made 1 pillow and stenciled this pretty little tree on it. I also stenciled a reclaimed wood sign.
I simply made an envelope pillow case out of drop cloth that I had from a curtain project. Then I put a book inside the pillowcase to give a somewhat firm surface under the fabric, and stenciled this Christmas tree stencil I designed a few months ago. I cut the stencil design using my Cricut Explore.
Speaking of Christmas traditions. Did you see how I smoothly made that transition? lol. Since being married, my little family usually spends Christmas at home in Missouri. We open presents early on Christmas morning and then around lunch time we have a potluck lunch at my in-laws’ homes. One year we tried to spend Christmas with both our families, but splitting our time proved too crazy.
This year my little family is spending Christmas at my mom’s home in Illinois. Our tradition at my mom’s is to eat pizza on Christmas Eve and open presents. We’ve been doing this fun custom for about 20 years now. On Christmas day, my extended family has a big lunch at my aunt and uncle’s home, and in the evening time family usually gathers at my grandma’s for supper. I’m not sure just how exactly it will go this year, but I do know that we’ll be eating pizza on Christmas Eve. 😉
Oh another fun tradition my little family has is that each year my girls choose one ornament from the store, and my husband and I choose one together. The ornament you see next to the pillow is one of my daughter’s ornaments. I write their names and the year on the ornament they pick out. That’s the only Christmas ornaments we buy, and I’ve made a few ornaments here and there over the years. My mom has made some ornaments for us too, and we have a few that were gifted to us.
Here’s the wood sign I whipped up in just a few hours, drying time included. This was a simple sand, paint, stencil, sand, and wax job. The JPEG file for this stencil can be found here.
So have you made any decorations this year for Christmas? What traditions do you have for the Christmas season?
Don’t forget to check out Mary’s, Pili’s, Michelle’s and Katrin’s Christmas traditions and projects!!