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Sunday, December 21st, 2014
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One last Christmas project.

I meant to wind this project up last week but just finished it yesterday.

I’m calling it a stencil wallpaper decoupage project ….and that’s what I’m sticking to….no pun intended.


Stencil Wallpaper Decoupage Project Petticoat Junktion

You see I’ve had this red and green textured wallpaper forever.

I’ve tried using it as a table runner, display backdrop, and several other things.

Nothing seems to work.

When I did the nutcracker stencil project last week I had an ah-ha moment!


reclaimed cabinet door Petticoat Junktion

I started this project with a reclaimed cabinet door.

I decided to use the back side of the door and paint it black.

The front side was covered with sample paint finishes from old projects!

craft project Petticoat Junkiton




Royal Design Studios Stencil Petticoat Junktion project

The Royal Design Studios Nutcracker Stencil and the wallpaper.

I bought the wallpaper at a thrift store because I loved the velvety texture and the color.

I don’t remember what I paid for it.

You guys know me….it had to be a deal.



wallpaper stencil decoupage project Petticoat Junktion

I taped the stencil to the back of the wallpaper and traced inside the lines.

Then I cut out the pieces.

It reminded me of cutting out paper dolls.

Some of you have probably never done that.


wallpaper decoupage project Petticoat Junktion

I distressed the raised sides of the door.

There was yellow paint underneath the black and the distressing looks good.

Elmers wood glue for decoupage project Petticoat Junktion

Then I brushed on Elmer’s wood glue.

Christmas Nutcracker diy project Petticoat Junktion



Royal Design Studios Stencil Project Petticoat Junktion

I like it!

What about you guys?

Have a great day,


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8 Responses

  1. regina says:

    I like it, too. I have stencils and old wallpaper scraps. I’m putting this on my to-do list, but it will be much smaller.

  2. Vicki Darnell says:

    Great use of repurposed items. Kudos!

  3. Karen says:

    That wallpaper is perfect for this. Fantastic job.

  4. chris aka monkey says:

    at first glance i thought this guy was like six foot tall until i saw you putting the wall paper paste on him ha ha,the paper is perfect for this i love the little guy….he would look good on your mantle too xx thinking of you xx

  5. Marisa says:

    I love that! I just pinned it to my Nutcracker board. I need to buy that stencil. Great idea and Merry Christmas

  6. Very cute idea! I need that stencil for next year. Merry Christmas!

  7. Ruth says:

    I have a friend who loves nutcrackers, this is great!

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