Emilie Bier Do it Your Self

DIY stool with a Fun circus theme

If you’re looking for circus-themed crafts, this DIY stool fits the bill. I added a pennant and then glitter to really make it special.
I know I’m not the only one who loves circus themed crafts – you always make me smile, see if I you.
been wanting to a project, but I wasn’t quite sure what to do, until I get some of Imaginisce’s Animal Crackers line in the mail.
turns out, the circus-themed paper is a little koala leader of character with a sweet ‘stache, and it was a sign. As you can see, I decorated the decoupage stool with a mustache and pennants, and I have a special secret.
I glared at the mustache. But more on that in a minute. Here’s how to decorate a circus-themed chair of your very own.
DIY-stool with circus theme
Collect These Supplies

wooden stool
FolkArt acrylic paint – Jamaican sea, Pure Black, turquoise, Yellow Citron
FolkArt Extreme Glitter – Black
Mod smorgasbord of Satin
Imaginisce’s Animal Crackers paper – several leaves in different patterns
keys – the coordination that I used a total of 18
silver Sharpie
paper or Styrofoam plate
pencil or stylus
Transfer-paper
mustache-picture (I just printed one from online)
Stencil tape
ruler
Craft knife and Mat
Paintbrush(es)
craft glue

The first step is as simple as it gets. Paint the chair in a color blocking fashion . . . be more layers and allow to drylet.br> Cut to fit your paper, the top of your stool. During this time, you’ll want to cut several mini-pennant for each side of the stool. I have a free hand, and cut a total of 16 (eight for each side). Set aside.
Mod-smorgasbord, the paper at the top of the stool, let it dry for 15 – 20 minutes and then put on a top coat. Don’t Mod conglomeration of the entire chair., my tag-line, I cut a portion of the plate and used it as a template to trace with my silver Sharpie. It’s probably several other things you could use to get to the house, a 1/2 circle, but that’s what I came up with.
Now you can Mod you smorgasbord the mini-pennant. To place them evenly to ensure you such as the distances, before you Mod smorgasbord.
This paper is super thick and you really don’t have to worry about wrinkles with it. You can right Mod smorgasbord on the top of these little flags, after you Mod conglomeration, the grab to the bottom (!). Let everything dry.
I saved the fun part for the last!!! I had no idea how to hand draw a mustache and make it look normal, so I found a free clip art image on the internet and the size fits with my chair on the front side.actually printed out because I wanted the back to match. I then tape the clip art on the top of a piece of transfer paper and used a pen (you can also use a pencil) to draw the outline of the image. As soon as you remove the paper you’ll have a great contour!
All you need to do is fill in your outline with Pure Black. I used a smaller brush for this part. You’ll need to apply several layers.
Once you are done with the painting of the moustache (one on each side), let them dry and then give the whole stool two layers of Mod-hodgepodge. Let dry.
And here’s when the magic happens. I'm going to leave the project, but I decided my project needed a little Shine. I added Extreme Glitter in Black, and the mustache. I’m SO glad I did. The gloss is perfect.
Don’t forget to finally, you glue the buttons in between each mini-pennant. Let everything dry before you use the stool.
Here’s a shot of the top of my decoupage stool. Don’t you love the circus themed crafts??? Oh, I rounded the corners for a little something special.
Here’s another view the decoupage stool – you can see the buttons better in this recording. I’m so excited about my circus stool. It’s so cute. Now, who should I give it to? Or should I keep it for me . . . ? I’m excited for more circus-themed crafts!
If you like, decorate chairs, take a look at this fuel-stool, heart stool, apple stool or doily stool. Okay, I’s done, say, “stool” now. It’s a result of grossing me out.

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