Thursday, May 31, 2012

stars and circles pot holders

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I was thrilled when my creative friend Julie Fei-Fan Balzer asked me to be a part of her spring stencil hop! She has a super cool line of stencils with Crafters Workshop and I selected the stars and circles stencil to work with! In our house we cook and bake around the clock SO I am a bit of a pot holder junkie and when I was brainstorming projects to create with the stencil I just couldn't resist a pair of graphic black and cream canvas pot holders to add to my collection!

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1. I started with the 6x6 stars and circles stencil and decided this size would be perfect for my pot holders. 2. Next I pulled out my Tulip Fabric Paint Cannon- fully loaded with black fabric paint. 3. I placed my stencil on top of a piece of canvas and sprayed with black paint.

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Who needs to buy fabric when you can make your own!?!?

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4. I created two pieces- one for the front and one for the back.

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5. Next I backed each square with a piece of fleece and then sewed free motion circles around the stencils pattern. 6. When both squares were finished I placed the backsides together and sewed them together using a straight stitch in white thread. 6. Last I zig zag stitched the edges of the two sides with black thread and added a piece of black ribbon in between two corners and stitched down. (PLEASE excuse my dirty painty fingers and dusty sewing foot in this photo!!)

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And there you have it! SUPER simple and graphic pot holders all ready to keep my hands safe!

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Hop on over to see what other lovely creatives are doing with the Stars and Circles stencil!





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