Create & Share Holiday Stenciled Craft: Reindeer Wall Art with Lights

Create & Share Holiday Stenciled Craft: Reindeer Wall Art with Lights | The House Down the Lane

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Welcome to our Create & Share Holiday Stenciled Craft Hop sponsored by Cutting Edge Stencils!

This is the second time we’ve teamed up with Cutting Edge Stencils for our monthly Create & Share Challenge! You can see the first collaboration HERE.

I LOVE the stencils from Cutting Edge! The cuts are so detailed and the designs are so unique. And they’re easy to use. A huge shout out to Cutting Edge for partnering with us on the Holiday Stenciled Craft Blog Hop!

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One of the best things about today’s post? I’ve joined up with my blogging friends, and we all created a Holiday Stenciled Craft with a Cutting Edge Stencil! Be sure to visit my blogging pals and check out all of the rockin’ projects {links are located at the end of this post}!

As if that wasn’t enough we also have a giveaway: a FREE stencil kit {valued up to $50} with *FIVE* winners! Check out all of the details and get entered at the end of this post.

Special thanks to the amazing Stephanie of Casa Watkins for hosting and organizing our monthly Create & Share posts and for all of her hard work behind the scenes!

Create & Share Holiday Stenciled Craft: Reindeer Wall Art with Lights | The House Down the Lane

This project was inspired by my love of Christmas Eve Midnight Mass.

On rare occasions as a young child, I’d attend midnight Mass with my large extended family. There was something so special about those nights….

  • Surrounded by grandparents, aunts, and uncles.
  • The world seemingly covered in a blanket of inky blackness and silent calm.
  • Quiet, reverent voices {until one of my aunts or uncles inevitably started laughing}. :0)
  • Smiles and hugs generously given.

Sitting in the church as Mass began, I’d watch the frost extend its jagged fingers here and there, until the entire window was covered.

Create & Share Holiday Stenciled Craft: Reindeer Wall Art with Lights | The House Down the Lane

Once tucked into bed at my grandparents’ house I’d eventually drift off into a restless sleep, full of dreams of Christmas, snow, frosted windows panes, and Santa Claus.

Upon seeing this stencil, those memories {which I hadn’t thought about in years} filled my mind. Perhaps it’s the lights on this stencil? Or the stained glass-esque design?
Create & Share Holiday Stenciled Craft: Reindeer Wall Art with Lights | The House Down the Lane

I’m not sure, but I knew immediately that I wanted to work with this stencil!

How to Create Reindeer Wall Art with Lights

You’ll need a few supplies:

If you’re an overeager stenciler like me, you might also want to have a toothpick or small paint brush and white or black paint handy to cover up any brush-operator errors {believe me, I know *all* about those}. :0)

Position your stencil on your canvas and tape it down well, so that it doesn’t shift mid-stenciling.

Create & Share Holiday Stenciled Craft: Reindeer Wall Art with Lights | The House Down the Lane

*Before you start stenciling, I recommend checking out the “How to Stencil” page on Cutting Edge’s website. Lots of great tips!

Start stenciling. Be sure to blot your brush or roller on a paper towel or something similar. This will help you avoid the problem of paint bleeding under the stencil.

Create & Share Holiday Stenciled Craft: Reindeer Wall Art with Lights | The House Down the Lane

*BTW, before I settled on this project, I tried a couple of other ones, which is why you see water spots on the stencil. They arrive nice and shiny clean! :0)

Once you’ve finished stenciling, remove the stencil from your canvas and let the paint dry thoroughly.

After your paint has dried, you can touch up any “brush-operator” errors, then add any embellishments you’d like. I added a die-cut that says “Peace, Joy, Love & Cheer.”

Create & Share Holiday Stenciled Craft: Reindeer Wall Art with Lights | The House Down the Lane

Spray your canvas with shimmer/glimmer spray. I recommend practicing on a scrap piece of white or black card stock first, so that you know the proper amount to spray. Remember that overeager thing? That got the better of me here, too.

Let that dry.

Use your X-Acto Knife to cut small x’s in each bulb of the light string. You’re much better off having too small of an x here than too large of one!

Slip a twinkle light bulb into each x and secure with duct tape on the back side of the canvas.

Create & Share Holiday Stenciled Craft: Reindeer Wall Art with Lights | The House Down the Lane

I found it helpful to bend the wires before I placed the light in the x. That just helped it to stay put!

Create & Share Holiday Stenciled Craft: Reindeer Wall Art with Lights | The House Down the Lane

This part won’t be pretty, which is okay. No one will see it!

Create & Share Holiday Stenciled Craft: Reindeer Wall Art with Lights | The House Down the Lane

Now, find a place for your canvas, plug in the lights, add a few thoughtful details, and marvel at your creativity! :0)

Create & Share Holiday Stenciled Craft: Reindeer Wall Art with Lights | The House Down the Lane

Create & Share Holiday Stenciled Craft: Reindeer Wall Art with Lights | The House Down the Lane

Create & Share Holiday Stenciled Craft: Reindeer Wall Art with Lights | The House Down the Lane

Create & Share Holiday Stenciled Craft: Reindeer Wall Art with Lights | The House Down the Lane

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The Giveaway

Don’t forget to enter here for your chance to win one of *FIVE* stencil kits from Cutting Edge Stencils {valued up to $50}!

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More Holiday Stenciled Craft Inspiration

As I mentioned earlier, there’s more Holiday Stenciled Craft inspiration! Take a look at the gorgeous projects my blogging pals created!

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

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Thank you for joining me! I hope this holiday season is wrapping up to be a great one for you, your loved ones, and your friends!

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  1. This is so pretty! I’ve always wanted to try and make my own lit canvas art. Maybe I’ll get around to it next year. This year has been so full of projects! Thanks for sharing!!
    Iris Nacole recently posted…Holiday Tote Bag with Cutting Edge StencilsMy Profile

  2. I love it Tiffany! I ALMOST added lights to mine and now that I’ve seen yours, I wish I had! Great job, it’s beautiful!
    April R – Uncookie Cutter recently posted…Pretty Pintastic Party .My Profile

  3. Tiffany,

    Your wall art is sooo cute! I love all the fun family memories this project brought back and I think the lights are perfect! Thank you for sharing! Pinning!

    Cat
    Cat @ Pocketful of Posies recently posted…Reclaimed Holiday Wall Art + Create and Share Holiday Craft HopMy Profile

  4. I love that you added real Christmas lights to your canvas! Love it!

  5. Looks great!! Love the gold and the lights!

  6. I adore this, Tiffany! What a fun and creative idea–I’ll have to make one for my girls because I know they would love this!

  7. Love this with the lights! Brilliant.
    Kati recently posted…Chewy Gingerbread Caramel PopcornMy Profile

  8. Oh my gosh, Tiffany! This is incredible! I’ve wanted to make a canvas light combo for some time and I think this is just too cute. Pinned, tweeted, shared. 🙂

  9. Tiffany!! You always come up with some really cool way of transforming the challenge items!! Loving this project! Pinned and shared!

  10. I’m so in love with red and flannel this holiday season. Your snowflakes are so super cute. I love the subtleness

  11. This is brilliant!! One of my favorites. Merry Christmas!!

  12. This really turned out great!!! This is probably the my favorite of the whole challenge! Adorable! 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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