Jennifer Carroll's online magazine, Celebrating Everyday Life,is always reminding us to appreciate the little things and this December issue, she does this by welcoming us into a world of stenciled-winter bliss! Using the Parlor Lace Stencil from Royal Design Studio, Jennifer creates the most magical table setting, a Winter Wonderland tabletop full of holiday cheer!
Believe it or not, there is actually a very simple process behind Jennifer's DIY stenciled table runner project: Beginning with a thin layer of Royal Design Studio's Pearl Oyster Stencil Creme on a stencil brush, she removes any excess paint onto a folded paper towel to avoid smudging and smearing. Then with a soft, circular motion, Jennifer paints over the Parlor Lace Stencil, resulting in the beautiful snowflake effect you see above. The negative spaces really POP, while the earthy tone of the original craft paper table runner compliments the decorative gingerbread houses. The lacy white details capture this festive time of year in the most charming, heartwarming way.
Check out Jennifer's amazing magazine spread above - her imaginative stenciling is the perfect way to get in the holiday spirit!
Here's a little note from the artist herself:
"Christmas is a very precious season to me and when planning my first holiday issue, I wanted to convey a sense of that wonder and magic that the holidays stir up inside me. A gingerbread village perfectly captures the essence of that magic - with its tiny frosted windows and roofs, you can practically hear jingle bells and the hooves of 8 tiny reindeer! But when planning this tablescape I knew that what was under the village needed to be equally magical. I wanted a runner of some sort but something even more unusual and special than just a linen cloth - I wanted it to also feel that it had been sprinkled with holiday magic just as the houses had been. As soon as I saw the Parlor Lace stencil, I knew that it would be perfect! It's intricate detailing feels nostalgic but painting it onto craft paper with white paint gives it that icing quality which would be the ideal complement to the village. I shared the stencil design with the baker who made the village for me and she made sure to incorporate some of the stencils designs and patterns into the houses, which unifies the design and makes it extra special to me! Stenciling like this is such an easy way to add personality and charm to your holiday table and best of all the stencil can be used again and again for projects throughout the year and throughout your home! Happy Celebrating!"
Find more holiday inspired home decor ideas!