Do you need an easy Christmas decoration for your home this year? If so, I have the perfect one. Let me show you how to make easy Christmas tiles with stencils.
It takes just a few hours and just a few supplies to make these Christmas tiles. They take minimal DIY skills.
Tiles are so affordable and available at your local big~box stores, such as Lowe’s or Home Depot. The stencils are affordable, so easy to use, and can be used multiple times. Sounds like the perfect Christmas DIY project.
Here you can see all the new Christmas stencils from A Makers’ Studio. I’ve ordered a couple to add to the collection I already have.
How to Make Christmas Tiles with Stencils
Have you ever used tiles in DIY decor? Let me give you a quick peek at an earlier tile project.
When I find an easy DIY project that works really well, I have to share it with you.
Last spring, I was ready to give the stove hood in our kitchen an easy style update. For several years, I had used some ceramic tiles that we bought on Martha’s Vinyard on the flat part of the hood.
I wanted to infuse a little farmhouse style into our kitchen. An easy way was to make tiles with farmhouse animal stencils.
So are you ready to get started? Good.
SUPPLIES FOR YOUR CHRISTMAS TILES
I said you just need a few supplies for this Christmas tile project.
- 6 X 6~inch white tiles ~ I sent Sweet Shark up to Lowe’s with a shopping list; I needed 5 white inexpensive tiles. He bought these for .99 each. With our 5% discount, they were .94. This price is much better than you will find online.
- Various Christmas stencils from A Makers” Studio. Some of these I had used for a previous Christmas project.
- For the vintage cutting board project, I used ChalkArt. For this new project, I would use the new no~bake Ceramic Paint from A Makers’ Studio. The color I used is Tally Ho, a bright Christmas red. (It will also be perfect for Valentine’s Day projects.)
- For hangers, I used D~hangers and Super Glue like I did for the farmhouse animal tiles.
STEP~BY~STEP GUIDE TO MAKE STENCILED TILES
Step 1 ~ Wipe down your tiles to make sure there is no dust, oils or fingerprints.
Step 2 ~ Choose your stencils and cut them to fit your tiles, if necessary.
Step 3 ~ Remove the tri~mesh adhesive stencil from its paper backing. Center on your tile and smooth down.
Step 4 ~ If any part of your design is close to the edge of the stencil, use a piece of painter’s tape next to the edge of the stencil. This step will keep any ceramic paint off your tile.
Step 5 ~ Using a plastic scraper, apply a small amount of the Ceramic Paint to the stencil, pressing down and scraping the paint across the stencil. Cover all the surfaces of the design.
If there is any part of the design you don’t want to paint, just cover it with painter’s tape.
TIP: If there is any Ceramic paint on the tile that needs to be removed, use a dampened short bristle paintbrush or Q~tip to rub it away.
Step 6 ~ Gently remove the stencil from the tile. Place it in a bowl of water until you are ready to wash all the stencils.
Step 7 ~ Once all your stencils are done, set them aside to dry overnight.
Step 8 ~ Measure where your D~hangers should go on the back of the tile and mark with a pencil.
Step 9 ~ Use your choice of super glue to glue the D~hanger and let dry.
HANGING YOUR CHRISTMAS TILES
Here’s the fun part ~ getting to see your pretty Christmas tiles displayed. I hung the tiles on the little nails on the flat part of our stove hood. I love the bright red designs against the white background.
I added a repurposed bow for the wreath on the top of the stove hood. The Christmas tiles look awesome with the wreath.
It’s even better when the wreath lights come on.
The Christmas tiles give the stove hood the pop of color and focal point it needed.
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