Copper Leaf Noel Basket: Create and Share

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I was provided with product for this post.  All thoughts and ideas are my own.

Greetings! Only 2 more weeks left until Christmas (and my birthday!).   I’m teaming up with 18 other bloggers for this Create and Share hosted by Casa Watkins and sponsored by Cutting Edge Stencils.  A big thank you to our lovely hostess and our sponsor for providing our stencils (and extra goodies) and an awesome giveaway to 5 lucky readers!!   If you are coming from Old House to New Home welcome!!
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For this monthly blogger challenge, I chose a Noel stencil with a gorgeous font.  After coming up with a few ideas, I shopped our local dollar store to see what supplies I could find and decided on a Christmas basket project.

Copper Leaf Noel Basket

Supplies:

Stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils (fantastic selection!)

paint

mod podge

brush

basket (I found one for $4 at the dollar store)

A piece of MDF to fit stencil and basket (mine is 12 x 7 1/2 inches) (from dollar store)

ribbon (lace ribbon $1)

copper leaf

PATIENCE

stencil-steps

How to:

Step 1:  Mark two spots at the top of the MDF board to drill holes.  Tape both sides to prevent splitting.  Start with a small drill bit and work your way to a 5/16ths bit (about the width of a pencil).

Step 2:  Paint the MDF with chalk paint or another water based paint.   If using chalk paint, only one coat is needed.  Let dry.

Step 3:  Lay your stencil on the MDF and “paint” mod podge onto the stencil.  Carefully lay pieces of copper leaf down.  Use a foam roller or gloved hand to gently press down the copper leaf into the stencil (to prevent fingerprints).  Let dry for 30 minutes.  Carefully pull up stencil.  Repeat this step until the entire stencil is filled out.  You can clean the stencil with a dish brush and warm water (keep the stencil flat) in between layers.

Step 4:  Clean up any messy lines with a small brush and chalk paint.  Let your Noel sign completely dry for a few hours or overnight.

Step 5:  Attach the sign to the basket with ribbon and fill with gifts, Christmas cards, or cozy winter throws! SONY DSC

I love the diversity of this Christmas decor.  I may be moving it around the house during the month. 🙂  It’s makes such pretty storage! SONY DSCSONY DSC

What would you use this basket for? SONY DSCNow it’s time to see what other creative uses for a Christmas stencil my friends came up with!  They always surprise me!!

1.  Shabby Grace Blog ~ Rustic Reindeer Crate
2.  Refashionably Late ~ Christmas Pillow
3.  Tastefully Frugal ~ Christmas Tree Ornament Shadow Box
4.  Pocketful of Posies ~ Reclaimed Holiday Wall Art
5.  Domicile 37 ~ Edgy Reindeer Tapestry
6.  Casa Watkins ~ Noel Stenciled Planter Basket
7.  Creatively Homespun ~ DIY Rusty Reindeer Wall Art
8.  Around the Watts House ~ Holiday Tote Bag
9.  Penny Love Projects ~ Window Wall Rack
10.  Flourish and Knot ~ Stenciled Table Runner
11.  Old House To New Home ~ DIY Chalkboard Merry and Bright Sign 
12.  Up To Date Interiors ~ Noel Basket
13.  Our House Now A Home ~ Rustic Reindeer Canvas Wall Art
14.  The House Down The Lane ~ Reindeer Wall Art with Lights
15.  Green with Decor ~ Christmas Craft with Stencil and Frame
16.  Pretty Practical Home ~ DIY Hot Cocoa Tray
17.  A Shade of Teal ~ DIY Christmas Tree Glitter Sign
18.  Uncookie Cutter ~ Hanging Ornament Boards
19.  One Mile Home Style ~ DIY Stenciled Scrap Wood Holiday Art

Head over to the winter holidays, DIYs, and decor page for more articles and resources!

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26 Comments

  1. Hi, Kathy ~ This basket is so beautiful, and I like that you used copper leaf. To be honest, I’ve never used gold or copper leaf, but after seeing your project and Domicile 37’s, I can’t wait to give it a try! Thanks for sharing!

  2. This really turned out great!!! It’s great how simple it is, but yet it looks sooo elegant!! I’m so excited to see how fast this challenge is growing! I’m so glad you’re a part of it!! xo!

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