Easy to Paint line....stencils!

Yesterday I shared how I put a new twist on the Easy to Paint line available at AC Moore and Michaels Craft stores. Today I am sharing an idea with one of their stencils. 

Christmas Tray

Step 1: I found this framed artwork at a thrift store and loved how the frame was deep on the backside. It could easily be converted into a tiered tray or with handles attached to ends a serving tray. 

Step 2: I painted the entire piece white and then marked a grid system on the diagonal using my stencil as a guide to how large the squares should be. 

Step 3: I used my red and green Plaid paints to fill in the squares. I alternated the stencil in the red squares....

Step 4: and used a painting tool to add texture to the green paint. 

Once it was dry I pulled off the tape to reveal the patchwork design! 

It's a fun way to add color and pattern for any season or holiday! 

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  1. Love this...I have also begun to craft for Christmas - I am as excited about the holiday as a little kid!!
    Stop by to enter my giveaway!

  2. I'm about to do my 3rd and final fall craft show so I'm excited to see someone else already crafting Christmas. Thanks!

    Buttt, I have to say that you just broke my heart by painting over
    that awesome paining.

    I know - you just can't please everyone, lol.

  3. Very cute Megan! I think that I might have to get me a couple of those stencils and the little bobber things. Great tutorial--as always!

  4. Great idea! Beautiful job!!!

  5. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [13 Oct 09:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  6. love it! looks easy and fun!

  7. Beautiful... I like the red stencil work. The tiny flowers are so cute :)