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:

Peggy said...

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

ArtsyCanvasGirl said...

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

DonnaL said...

So cute, love what you made (as always)

Beansieleigh said...

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

PaulaJ said...

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

Christine said...

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

Miriam Prantner said...

Such great, graphic potholders! Great idea!

borcherding said...

Oh my!! I LOVE this!!

Lisa said...

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

scrapwordsmom said...

These are absolutely darling!!!

Flo S. said...

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.

rhonda nickol said...

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!

Rose said...

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

Farley said...

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

TraciA said...

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!!

Bast said...

Those are adorable! Love them!

KimMJ
bast830@comcast.net

Tam said...

wowzer! you rocked this challenge!

dawn said...

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

Carol Gibson said...

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

famillemarleau said...

Great idea. Love the final result. Johanne L.

Linda said...

How wonderfully creative and graphic-love it!!

Shauna said...

Your creativity always amazes me! Beautiful work!

Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor said...

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

kate of little adelaide said...

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

cheryl.mccann said...

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

milkcan said...

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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