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!





26 comments:

  1. I love it, so graphic. I
    Ike it that you always. Reate useful projects.

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  2. Everything you touch turns to gold :) What a great use of Julie's stencils!

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  3. DonnaL5:25 AM

    So cute, love what you made (as always)

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  4. LOVE your stenciled potholder, and I am definitely inspired to put this on my to-do list! Thanks for sharing how! ~tina

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  5. awesme job! wish I had the patience to machine stitch!

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  6. Christine6:24 AM

    Love all the different used for the stencils. Never would have thought about making pot holders!!

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  7. Such great, graphic potholders! Great idea!

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  8. Oh my!! I LOVE this!!

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  9. I LOVE the idea of using the stencil to make potholder. Who woulda thunk? They look great :-D

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  10. These are absolutely darling!!!

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  11. I love the projects when you talented ladies use fabric with stencils. Your potholders are wonderful. I want to make some of my own. Thanks.

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  12. rhonda nickol10:55 AM

    All I can say is wow I love your work! I just discovered thru the blog hop and I am in awe of your creative work! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  13. The idea of making your own fabric is very inspiring! Great job as always.

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  14. Love when art is functional as well as fabulously artful. Wonderful!

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  15. I really love this!! I'm so grateful to Julie to get the chance to see your work!! I really love your style and your artistry!! Thank you!!

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  16. Those are adorable! Love them!

    KimMJ
    bast830@comcast.net

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  17. wowzer! you rocked this challenge!

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  18. These are so cute, what a great idea you had. They came out great, way to go!

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  19. What a great project. I'm now a subscriber of your blog. I believe I'm hooked.

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  20. Great idea. Love the final result. Johanne L.

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  21. How wonderfully creative and graphic-love it!!

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  22. Your creativity always amazes me! Beautiful work!

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  23. Oooo so many awesome tips and ideas, wrapped up in one little tutorial! Thank you so much Alisa. You are such an inspiration!

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  24. very cool- love this as an idea to brighten up the home and add a bit of fun to an everyday object!

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  25. thanks for the great idea. i just bought a ton of these stencils. can't wait to use them.

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  26. You never cease to amaze me. Great project! Great photography! Thank you so much for being a part of the hop. I know how very busy you are!

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