This post is going to start with a big fat FAIL. I don't usually share all my craft failures, because really, who wants to read about it?
I *attempted* to make my own stencil....I thought I would be all thrifty and just do it myself.
I've been wanting to stencil my own drapes in Miss E's nursery, so I thought I could just make the perfect stencil.
I started with some stencil blanks from Hobby Lobby.
Cheap, and there are 3 in a pack.
I printed off my design, laid it carefully underneath a stencil blank-
and started tracing.
Then, I got out my exacto knife and started cutting.....and cutting....
A close up of how UGLY this was looking!
I was frustrated, but decided not to give up. I printed off the free quatrefoil design Jen offers, and made another stencil.
This one turned out MUCH better, but after spending an hour cutting it out, I realized the design was SO small that it would take me FOREVER and a day to stencil my curtains.
I ended the day in craft defeat-almost!
I then emailed my sponsor Cutting Edge Stencils. I told them about my disaster, and they offered to send me any stencil off their site for free!
Want to see how it all turned out? Stay tuned!