How to Make Country Crafts Christmas Decor Stencil Hack

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You can only imagine my excitement when I came across these Dollar Store felt table decor items. It was just a few months ago I was spraying over felt pumpkins from the Dollar Tree on every piece of wood I could find. I was obsessed! Now I have a new felt thingy for country crafts for Christmas decor. SCORE again!

This time I found cut-outs of poinsettias and also a Christmas tree ornament. Both of them just jumped right into my basket before I knew it. It’s crazy how that happens. *wink* I always stalk the Dollar General and The Dollar Tree Stores around holidays for felt decor. So quick and easy to create cute signs with very little effort.

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How to make Creative Country Crafts For Christmas

How to Make Country Crafts Christmas Decor Stencil Hack #countrycraftsI like the rustic, neutral farmhouse look, naturally, the combination of wood and black give it that country feel.  Adding some black and red to raw wood just screams Christmas country crafts! Perfect for the farmhouse style.

Below are the products I used to make my DIY Christmas country crafts for my front porch. I liked it well enough to even display it in home as well. Wouldn’t it be cute on a fireplace mantel?

Here is what you will need.


The first thing was that I needed to find a surface appropriate for the project. I save almost everything from my furniture projects and this piece of wood was a leftover shelf that had been removed. Re-purposing is what makes my heart sing. If I can use what I have, I’m a happy girl. It was just the right size.

After a quick sanding with my Makita Orbital sander and 120 grit sandpaper, it was ready for paint. The board had a dark stain on the surface, but I wanted a lighter wood to show through the stencil, so sanding was quick and easy.

If you’re using pallet wood, be sure to sand it fairly smoothly. It will ensure that the felt mat lays flat on the surface and the spray paint doesn’t get under it. This will leave you with a clean and crisp outline of your pattern. When you’re spraying, spray directly down onto the board.

While you’re here, would you like some free tips on painting your furniture? Just tell me where to send it and I’ll get right to you.

Dollar General Country Crafts Video Tutorial

Pretty stinking cute AND easy peasy! My kinda project.

How to Make Country Crafts Christmas Decor Stencil Hack #countrycraftsHow to Make Country Crafts Christmas Decor Stencil Hack #countrycrafts


I hope this post has inspired you to create your own country crafts for Christmas decor. From our home to yours, we wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Blessed New Year.

If you love the farmhouse style, hop on over to see how I created a faux plank tabletop on a Farmhouse Kitchen Table.

Until the next project…