Crafty Kit Instructions

Crafty Kit Instructions

Follow Along With Our Videos & Get Your DIY On!

See below for specific instructions.

 

General Instructions

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CANVAS PROJECTS ARE SUPER SIMPLE!

  1. Some projects will have a white tape on top of the stencil. Slowly peel back the white tape, trying to keep the blue stencil stuck down on your canvas material. If the blue peels up, stick the tape back down and try it again.
  2. Once the tape is fully removed, gently squeegee down the stencil film making sure nothing is lifted with an old gift card or credit card.
  3. Canvas does not need primer so you are ready to start painting!
  4. USING A SMALL AMOUNT OF PAINT, BLOT UP AND DOWN WITH YOUR FOAM BRUSH! Blotting and using a small amount of paint is very important because you don't want the paint to seep under the stencil which will create fuzzy, un-crisp lines.
  5. Thats it! Once you've fully painted your stencil allow the paint to dry and remove the stencil with the help of your thumbtack.

 

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Blanket Sizing

Our standard blanket size is approximately 40"x50”. Some people’s blankets are smaller/bigger depending what size they make their loops.

We do a total of 20 loops wide x 5 balls long.

If you purchased extra yarn—you can make it wider or longer to your liking. For example, for every additional loop you add—your width translates to about 2 inches wider:

  • 20 loops wide = 40”
  • 25 loops wide = 50”
  • 30 loops wide = 60”

Adjust according to whatever shape you want the blanket to be! 

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TWO LAYER STENCILS

Stencil 1 is the biggest stencil.

You must apply this stencil first, follow the steps in the video or written instructions to paint it, and completely remove it before applying Stencil 2.

The second stencil is going to be applied on the project after the first stencil is completely dry and peeled off. You must squeegee, prime, and paint this as well!

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HALF-PAINTED INSTRUCTIONS

Once you’ve stained your lazy susan, let it dry, very lightly sanded the wood again, and wipe any excess dustoff. It it is time to apply your stencil.

Slowly peel off white backing paper. Line up the stencil with the lazy susan (the wood grain reads best side-to-side so be mindful of that as you place on your stencil).

Make sure you squeegee this down really well before removing the tape because it will peel up with the tape if you don’t. 

Once that’s stuck on well and the white tape is removed, you need to peel off the large part of the lower half while keeping the letters and date stuck on the wood. Take your time!

Then tape off the edges of the lazy susan with the blue tape so that the entire lower half can be painted white.

Gently swipe on an even layer of primer.

Dry it. Then BLOT on thin/even coats of paint. the first  2 coats are BLOTTING ONLY. The third coat can be gently swiped to smooth out any areas.

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  1. Sand your wood following the wood instructions video.
  2. Remove any dust or particles from your project.
  3. Stain your border/edges and allow to fully dry.
  4. Using painters tape, tape off the stained edges and squeegee the tape down so there are no openings for the background color to seep under.
  5. Paint 3 coats of your background color, letting it dry in between each coat. Let your 3rd coat sit for 5 minutes and remove painters tape when the paint is tacky.

IF YOU ARE STAINING BOTH THE BACKGROUND AND EDGES THE SAME COLOR THEN THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO YOU.

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How to Hang Your Project:

*Important* Use small screws for the project, and long screws for the walls!

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How to Seal Your Project

Using your foam brush, apply your first coat. Make sure it is very even and thin. You want to build it up slowly and not glob it all on at once.

Let it completely dry before applying your 2nd and 3rd thin coats.

3 coats should be enough to protect it from light water and stain damage. If your coats are very thin, you can add one more coat!

This product is self leveling. Make sure you have it on a flat even surface when applying the product to ensure it dries evenly and levels out.

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