15 Stencil DIYs to Take Your Textiles to the Next Level
They say that the easiest way to refresh the look of your home is to renew the textiles. But whoever they are, must have a large bank account. Haven’t they seen the prices of throw pillows lately? Yes, they’re hideous. So, naturally, we turn to crafting for a solution, and we can solve the problem in one word: Stenciling. With just a little time and a bit of paint, you can give your pad a whole new look for less. So roll up your sleeves and check out these 15 stenciled textiles that you can do all by yourself!
5. Triangle Tea Towels: There are probably a million uses for contact paper, and now we’ve made it a million and one. Use it to perfect your stenciled triangles on these lovely tea towels. (via Lovely Indeed)
15. Patterned Scarf: We’ve all spotted that gorgeous patterned scarf we’d give our left arm for, but never could figure out where it came from. Now you can design your own unique fabric, and no one else will have it :) (via Blog a la Cart)
Do you have a secret textile stenciling project to share? We’d love to know! Spill your secrets in the comments below!
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!