Did you know June 10 is National Herbs and Spices Day? If you ask me, though, fresh herbs are worth celebrating all summer long. I recently collaborated with my friends at Scorch Marker to design a set of Herb Garden Stencils that I think you’re going to enjoy crafting with for all kinds of projects; take a look!
These stencils are available at scorchmarker.com, and they are in the form of digital files rather than physical stencils, which means you can use them in any way you like. You can cut them out, use them with your electronic cutting machine, use the pencil transfer method, or even print and frame them. And the best part is that they’re totally FREE if you use the code ilovestencils.
Earlier in the week, I shared a post and video of how you can use these stencils with the Scorch Marker itself to create gorgeous wood burned garden markers. Today, I want to show you three other projects you can create using the same stencil set. Take a look.
STENCILED WOODEN PLANTER BOX
I got this box in the wood crafts section at my local Michaels. It was already whitewashed and ready to go. Next, I uploaded the “herbs” word stencil to the Cricut Design Space app and sized it to be about 8″ x 2.75.” Then, I used my Cricut Joy to cut the image from removable vinyl. I removed the letters, then transferred the stencil to the box and used black multi-surface paint to fill in the open spaces. I removed the vinyl stencil, and voila! All that was left to do was fill the box with little plants. I chose these adorable tiny faux ones, also from Michaels.
Label your plants by stenciling these designs right on your flowerpots! For this project, I chose the herb designs I wanted on each pot, then uploaded them to the Cricut Design Space app. I resized them to fit the pots, then used the Cricut to cut each design from removable vinyl. Next, I weeded out the cut areas and transferred the stencil to the pot, where I filled in the open spaces with an outdoor paint. When stenciling, less is more, so make sure not to overload your brush with paint. Once the area was filled in, I removed the vinyl stencil, leaving just the painted design.
For this project, I decided to do a different image transfer method. First, I printed out my image in reverse. Then, I traced over all of the black lines and shapes with a pencil.
Once everything was traced, I flipped the image over on top of my surface, a ceramic coaster. The final step of the transfer was to trace over the same lines again, this time from the other side of the paper. This causes the pencil on the front of the paper to show up on the surface, transferring your image!
All that’s left to do is use a detail brush and some paint to paint over the pencil lines, adding color to your image. Check out this video for more on these projects: