I have been working on a few projects over the last couple of weeks and have anxiously been waiting to show you. All of these projects have been very simple and fun. Not only are they festive decorations for your own home, but would make a perfect gift for someone special. I am coming up with all kinds of ideas for letter stencils and burlap! My inspiration for these PEACE plaques came from this project at Shanty2Chic.
You will need...
candlesticks (# depends on the word you are using but you already knew that)
wooden discs (same # of candlesticks)
finials (one for each candlestick)
1x4 piece of wood (these were cut into 5 1/2 inch pieces because of the size of the stencil)
*I found all my supplies (except the candlesticks which came from Michaels') at Hobby Lobby.
The next thing you will need to do is glue the candlestick to the disc. Make sure you use a clamp to hold it together so it doesn't slip around as it dries. Next, glue the wood block to the candlestick. My husband and son then drilled the finial to the block. You could glue this but we found that drilling it together was going to hold better. When you are finished, it will look like this...
Now, grab the spray paint and paint away. Once you have that done and they are drying, you can start your letters. Measure out a piece of burlap that will be a little smaller than the wood blocks. Then, start stenciling...
Once everything is good and dry, use the spray adhesive (on the back of the burlap) to attach them to the wood blocks. I then used upholstery tacks in each of the corners for a little extra decoration. I think little buttons would be fun too. I also added some ribbon around the candlestick. Be creative by using ribbon, jute, or fabric. You could also add little ornaments or jingle bells like Shanty2Chic.
And there you have your finished project...
Have a wonderful day!