This wooden reindeer stencil art is perfect for a homemade Christmas gift or to make for your own home Christmas decor.
The countdown is definitely on for Christmas at this point! I sure hope you have your Christmas shopping done or at least getting very close. I feel for ya if you are out in these crowds fighting the traffic. This year has been a fun one for me and Mark this year being able to buy for our 2 nephew’s first Christmas. Gifts are wrapped and nicely tucked under the tree just waiting for all the joy this Sunday.
With all the hustle and bustle of Christmas and shopping and cooking, we must not forget to take some time for ourselves and enjoy this season as well. I did exactly that when I found the adorable reindeer stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils that I used to make the wooden reindeer stencil art below.
Be sure to check out my full tutorial below and keep reading to see 9 other projects using this stencil and many others in a new and fun way from other creative bloggers. I was blown away with some of the ideas that I had never even heard of before.
- Reindeer Christmas stencil
- Wooden pallet wall hanging
- Acrylic paint, various colors
- Paintbrushes, various sizes
- Foam spouncers, various sizes
- Washi tape
- Plastic paint tray
I started by painting my wooden pallet wall hanging white with 2 coats. I wanted a white wash effect with some of the wood peeking through. Feel free to continue painting more coats depending on the look you want.
Then attach the stencil to the wood. I used washi tape which worked great for me and removed easily without pulling up any of the white paint. I would also recommend using painters tape.
Start painting the wood with the stencil in place with different colors until you are finished. I used foam spouncers for larger areas such as the head of the reindeer below.
With more intricate details I used different size paintbrushes and foam spouncers.
Let the paint completely dry and then you are ready to remove your stencil. I always hold my breath a little at this point until the stencil is removed to make sure I didn’t have any smudges underneath it.
I couldn’t be happier with the way this one turned out. It looks perfect for any decor theme and would make a great homemade gift or hostess gift as well. I just love it! I think I will have to make a 2nd one to keep for myself too.
Love this idea of using a stencil to get your own beautiful Christmas decor? Be sure to check out these other creative bloggers who have come up with ways to use stencils this holiday. I have to say I never even thought of some of them. I am so glad they shared their ideas and now have my wheels turning.
- Kim Six Fix – Stenciled Spray Snow Flakes
- Green With Decor – How to Stencil A Pillow For Christmas
- Vintage Romance Style – The True Meaning of Noel Sign
- Southern Couture – Wooden Reindeer Stencil
- One Mile Homestyle – Stenciled Holiday Coloring Page Place Mats
- DIY Beautify – Stenciled Wall Hanging Christmas Decor
- Elizabeth Joan Designs – Stenciled Wall Hanging
- Farmhouse 40 – DIY Reindeer Antlers Bulletin Board
- Iris Nacole – Stenciled Christmas Tree Stand Box
- Pocketful of Posies – The Easiest Christmas Cookie Decorating Hack Ever
Let me know in the comments below which project you would love to try and enjoy a little crafting Christmas fun. And a huge thank you to Cutting Edge Stencils for sponsoring this post and providing me with the most adorable reindeer I could imagine.
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