Over the summer, I made a set of mussel shell placemats as part of a wedding present for a dear friend. I picked up a few off-white placemats at Ikea over the weekend and thought I’d make another set. Aren’t they sweet!
I used an empty cracker box and cut out a stencil with my Xacto knife. I made two slightly different versions of the stencil. The only other supplies I needed were a tube of navy soft fabric paint and a brush!
I think stencils are such a great way of sprucing up plain things. Remember my dining table with the feather stencils? So simple! I always try to paint away from the edges of the stencil into the center so the paint doesn’t bleed underneath.
The paint dries in a flash.
Sweet, fast, and nice a little reminder of Maine!
Would you like a set of your own? Email me and we’ll work it out!