DIY Stencils

I love the uniformity and regularity you can achieve with stencils, but I can never find stencils I like – they’re always cheesy kids pictures or too finely detailed for my purposes. While cruising around trying to find something else I came across this tutorial over on Sand & Sisal, I especially love the hibiscus flower she’s stencilled in the tutorial – they’re my second favorite flower after frangipani 😉

Now to track down one of those fancy Martha Stewart cutting tool thingy . . .

Chalkboard Coasters tutorial

This is one project that I’d be doing right now if I had the materials – I see an emergency trip to Spotlight in the morning, and in the meantime I’m going to spend hours looking for these great henna tattoo motifs. I love coasters and what better way to get kids to get into good habits but to have their name written on their coaster – or better still, have kids write on the coasters themselves!

Check out the tutorial over at Shrimp Salad Circus. I’m pretty sure I’ll be back with my attempts before too long 😉