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Hey guys! Lots of projects going on in the Shabby Grace home! This month is and as been CRAZY in blog land. It’s exciting and fun. I’m definitely digging this whole blogging gig I got myself into. One person in particular, that has been extremely helpful, is Stephanie at Casa Watkins’ Blog. I’m very grateful for her, her ideas and hard work. She also started this Create and Share Challenge and it has been a huge success.
Last month’s challenge featured our Halloween/Fall Pillow Kits from Cutting Edge Stencils. You can take a peek at my Crow Pillow HERE if you haven’t checked it out yet. This month, we are excited to be teaming up with Cutting Edge Stencils again! Each blogger chose a holiday stencil to be used as they wish. They are such an awesome company and have high quality products. I can’t say that enough. To add to the fun, they are giving away FIVE Cutting Edge stencils kits, valued at $50. Be sure to enter for those awesome prizes at the bottom of this post.
As a side note, our home is very white! It’s a great mix of farmhouse, industrial and cottage. I wanted this box to appear old, vintage and “not perfect.” Here’s what I did: I painted the crate with Sherwin Williams Passive Gray. I then taped the stencil to the crate. Using a stencil brush and white paint, I lightly applied the white paint. After I removed the stencil and let it dry, I used sand paper and distressed the crate front and reindeer. I love the look the sand paper gives the reindeer! The crate is perfect for our small, but real Christmas tree. I just love having real trees, big and small, throughout our home.
I used a flannel table cloth to fill and cover the tree base. Oh flannel, I LOVE you this Holiday season 🙂 This crate matches well in our home. It will be perfect to use each year for the Holidays. I could put logs, lights and greenery in there, blankets …. the options are endless. I love how the rustic/distress look matches the concept of him “hanging off” the crate. It turned out perfectly. Be sure to browse the other blogger’s ideas below and enter in the giveaway! Also, check out all the Holiday stencils over at Cutting Edge Stencil. Thanks for stopping by!