Check out this easy tutorial on how to create a do-it-yourself stencil to turn an old galvanized bucket into a personalized planter that will create a warm welcome to your home for friends and family.
Yep! That's it. Chances are you probably have most of this stuff lying around the house. OK, here we go...
You may think you need some fancy-schmancy editing software to create a stencil, but guess what? You don't! There are some great online photo editing tools at your fingertips for no cost at all. To create my planter stencil I used Ribbet.com. Follow these simple steps to get your stencil started.
Ribbet has all sorts of great image icons and fonts to choose from. It also allows you to upload your own fonts into the tool. For my stencil I chose one of my favorite fonts, Petunia Bounce. In the Editing tool, select the "Text" tab. Choose a font and add your text to the image.
Since my stencil was being used for a large bucket, I wanted to make the font as large as possible. Because of this I created two separate images — one image for the first few letters of "Welcome" and one image for the last four letters. Then I printed both images onto paper, trimmed it with some scissors and taped it together to create my "Welcome" stencil.
You can trace the chalk template with whatever you want to use to create your message. I used a black Sharpie marker, but you could use any color marker or even a cool paint.
Now it's time to turn your bucket into a planter.
Lastly, give your new plant a refreshing drink of water.
Whether you're a beginner or an expert DIYer, this planter is a great way to personalize your front entry. Get ready to greet your guests with a warm "Welcome" without even answering the door.
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