So, who else has seen all of these awesome stencil projects all over Pinterest? I think it is such an easy project that looks so cool, so naturally, I had to jump on board! I originally bought this stencil for my bedroom lampshades, but when I got home it turned out the stencil was too big (womp...womp..) so I went on a looking spree. I looked at every surface in our apartment to see if I could use the stencil on it, and that is when I came upon our place mats! We got these place mats from Bed, Bath, and Beyond for our wedding. I chose black because it would go with any color of dishes we used. Turns out, it can also look really bland sitting by itself. Adding the stencil was just what they needed!
So here it goes...
What you need:
-1 Sponge brush
-Solid place mats (or printed, whatever suits your fancy)
-1 Paper plate
-1 Tube of paint of your color choice
-Stencil of your choosing
It was a gorgeous sunny day outside when I did this project, that's why you see our lovely balcony bar shadows in the pictures. Anyways...place stencil in the middle of the place mat or wherever you want it. Use some painters tape to hold the stencil in place. Pour some paint onto the paper plate (I used my stencil's packaging) and start painting.
Just dab the paint onto the place mat. I did two coats because the black was coming through the first coat too much. Let it dry for a about an hour or so, depending on how much paint you put on, and then you're done!