Stenciled Chargers

So, I’m still enjoying the DIY chargers I made a few weeks back but I got an urge to spice them up a bit!  I used my Silhouette for this project and it was super fun and easy!

I thought birds were fitting for spring so I scoured the Silhouette online store for my favorite designs.


I used contact paper to cut the stencil and peeled the backing off after it was cut.

Then, I place a stencil on each charger.

Using a stencil brush, I dry brushed across the stencil with Behr Cozy Cottage paint.

After letting the paint dry for few minutes, I peeled the contact paper away from the charger.

I decided to sand each stencil down with a light sanding block to age them a bit.

I followed up with 1 coat of Minwax Polycrylic Clear Gloss finish and that was it!

I moved these inside today and I love the spring feel they give my dining room!  I also love that they are decorative pieces even without the place settings!  So fun:)

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  1. Summer Wilda on July 30, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    what a great idea! Thanks for sharing!!!

  2. marlis on May 12, 2011 at 1:20 am

    What a lovely idea. I wish my silhouette worked again, frown. thanks for sharing.

    • Ashley on May 24, 2011 at 1:27 am

      Thank you Marlis! Bummer on the Silhouette:(

  3. abeachcottage on May 10, 2011 at 11:52 am

    They look so lovely and fun! Thanks for sharing the how-tos.

    • Ashley on May 24, 2011 at 1:26 am

      Thanks so much:)

  4. Pinky on May 9, 2011 at 3:25 am

    These are fABULOUS!!!! I just had a dinner party last night with a BIRD theme and these would ahve been PERFECT!!!!! I am going to have to find your post about how to make the chargers!!!! Love this! XO, Pinky

    • Ashley on May 9, 2011 at 9:11 pm

      Thank you Pinky! What a fun theme:))))) The chargers are super easy! Good luck!

  5. Heather Bell on May 6, 2011 at 3:48 am

    Wow!! Those are amazingly beautiful!!

    • Ashley on May 9, 2011 at 9:10 pm

      Thank you Heather!

  6. Angela on May 5, 2011 at 1:42 am

    I just love that. Thanks for sharing!

    • Ashley on May 5, 2011 at 12:53 pm

      Thanks so much Angela!

  7. Jen R on May 4, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    I “Like” Lisa on FB now!!

  8. Colleen on May 4, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    Just love these! I’m a new follower of your blog ,you are so creative. The step by step instructions ( including the products that work well) are wonderful ! Can’t wait to see what you come up with next.

    • Ashley on May 5, 2011 at 12:54 pm

      Thanks so much Colleen! So glad to have you:)

  9. Patty on May 4, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    Those look great! Do you have to cut a new stencil for each one, or does the contact paper work for multiples?

    • Ashley on May 5, 2011 at 12:55 pm

      Thanks Patty! I used each stencil 1 time but you could use it more than once!

  10. Jan on May 4, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    You are so clever! I can think of so many things I would stencil on them! Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Ashley on May 5, 2011 at 12:55 pm

      Thank you Jan:)

  11. Sarah @ The Birds Papaya on May 4, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    so gorgeous! what a great idea & look you have going on 🙂

    • Ashley on May 5, 2011 at 12:55 pm

      Thanks so much Sarah:)))

  12. Danielle Z. on May 4, 2011 at 3:04 am

    These are beautiful! I’ve never been very fancy or formal in my dining style but if I was I would be copying this ASAP! Maybe someday. 🙂 Gorgeous!

    • Ashley on May 5, 2011 at 12:56 pm

      Thank you Danielle:) Not too fancy here either but my dining shares my entry way so I have no choice;)

  13. Jessica on May 4, 2011 at 3:29 am

    What a great idea! Can’t wait till I settle in my new house and have time for projects! My poor blog has been neglected here lately, but I’ll get back into crafting soon!

    • Ashley on May 5, 2011 at 12:56 pm

      Thank you Jessica! Good luck and congratulations on the new move!

  14. Randi on May 4, 2011 at 3:02 am

    Those look so fantastic … what a neat idea to do something like that for a dinner party or even a birthday party. Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Ashley on May 5, 2011 at 12:57 pm

      Your welcome and thank you so much for your sweet comment Randi:)

  15. Liz Marie on May 4, 2011 at 2:52 am

    Love this idea!!! They turned out awesome!!! I really want to try something like this.. Thanks for sharing!! -Liz Marie

    • Ashley on May 5, 2011 at 12:57 pm

      Thanks so much Liz!!!

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