Hot snowflakes? Oxymorons aside, that’s what you’ll have when you stencil snowflakes onto cork trivets. I first featured this project in the early days of Killer Crafts & Crafty Killers back in 2010. I'm repeating it today for all our newer followers.
permanent ink marker
X-acto knife with new blade
7” round cork trivets
stencil paint in your choice of color(s)
clear satin acrylic spray
1. Enlarge the snowflake pattern to 6”. Tape to underside of plastic stencil sheet. Using permanent ink marker, trace pattern onto stencil sheet.
2. Carefully cut out snowflake. If you make a mistake while cutting, you can repair the stencil plastic with tape and recut. When you’re finished you’ll have two stencils, one a positive image of the snowflake and one a negative image.
3. Apply repositionable adhesive to the back of the stencils. Allow to dry.
4. Place stencil centered over cork trivet.
5. To stencil, dip the tip of the stencil brush into the stencil paint. Remove excess paint by tapping the brush onto a folded paper towel. Hold the brush perpendicular to the stencil and dab the brush in an up and down motion over the cutout edges of the negative snowflake stencil and around the cut edges of the positive snowflake stencil.
6. When stenciling is complete, carefully lift the stencil from cork. Allow the paint to dry 24 hours.
7. Spray surface of stenciled cork with two coats of clear satin acrylic.