Create this darling cauldron to decorate in Hocus Pocus style!
The movie is so timeless, funny and entertaining for the whole family. This adorable cauldron is the perfect way to create a container that can hold candy, flowers and all the fun Halloween things. Making custom stencils is such a fantastic way to get the exact desired look for projects. This one is hand drawn so really personal. Anytime handwriting can be used, it is a great thing,
Materials and Supplies Needed
- Unfinished Wood Surface (Cauldron or Sign)
- Acrylic Paint Black, Purple and White (DecoArt)
- DecoArt Galaxy Glitter
- Paper Towels
- Ikonart Custom Stencil Kit (Keep reading for LOTS of information and details.)
- Laser or Inkjet Printer to Print Pattern
- Free PDF of Pattern (Later in Post)
Start by painting the surface. This wood cauldron was found in the dollar spot. Paint a solid coat of black paint first. While that paint is STILL WET, mix in a little white and purple to give it some dimension and personality. The colors streaked across the black make it so fun! Let it dry COMPLETELY! Hocus Pocus crafts are so fun because the three witches and their styles cover ALL of the colors.
Getting Started with Ikonart Stencil Making
- Quick Start Guide
- Printed Inkjet Sample
- Finished Stencil Sample
- Inkjet Printer Film
- Laser Printer Film
- Ikonart Stencil Film + 2 Clear Exposure Sheets
- Exposure Stand + UV LED Light
- Ikonart Clipboard
- Ikonart Plastic Squeegee
- Coupon codes for free fonts and designs
Directions to Make Stencil
If desired, write the words by hand to create the stencil. To do this, I traced the surface to get the exact size.
Next, I used a THICK black marker to create the design. It is important to have the design SOLID in order to get a high quality stencil.
The next step in making the stencil is to expose it. Place the blue Ikonart Stencil Film on first – texture side up. Next place the printed transparency on top of the film so that what you see is what you want your stencil to look like. This matters with words for Hocus Pocus crafts so they won’t be backwards. The last piece in the pile is the clear exposure sheet. Rub over them all to make sure the stencil sheet is tight against the transparency. Turn on the exposure light for 35 seconds when using the laser film.
Step Three – Rinse Out Your Stencil and Let it Dry
Clip your stencil on to the clipboard that came in the kit (shiny side down) and take it to the sink. Run hot to very warm water over it until the mesh part of your design is COMPLETELY clear.
Hang your stencil to dry. It will take about 45 minutes to an hour. Stencil must be dry before moving forward. It is okay to stick it to a glass door to hang for drying.
Step Four – Post Expose Stencil
The final step to finishing your stencil is to post-expose it. Place it back on the stand (texture side up) and turn the light on it for at least two minutes. This makes the stencil more durable so it will work better and be used over again.
Using the Stencil
Place the stencil on the painted wooden surface. and position it. If you are working on a slick surface, use washi tape to hold it in place. For this project, it stayed secure on its own. Place a small amount of paint on the stencil and use the squeegee to cover the open areas – being sure to go in one direction. This helps keep any paint from getting under the stencil.
Once paint has gone over all of the openings, gently remove the stencil with the fun words for Hocus Pocus crafts.
Let the paint dry the put a coat of Galaxy Glitter over the top to give the cauldron the fun shiny sparkle.
Sharing is Caring! Too busy to make this right away?! Pin it for later! Pin this project to your favorite craft board on Pinterest and it’ll be waiting for you when you’re ready.
I would really love to hear what you think about this stencil making idea! If you try it out, I would sure like to see it! Share on Instagram, Facebook, or leave a comment/photo on the project pin on Pinterest! #LauraKellyDesigns
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FREE PRINTABLE for Hocus Pocus Crafts
Grab the free printable and use it to create your own stencil. The PDF has the words with and without the cauldron. The page with the cauldron could be used for coloring or creating other art projects too.
Best Ways to Use Free Printables
You might have seen this list from me before but I think it is worth sharing over and over. Sometimes the people in the back need to hear things a few times, right? There are so many great ways to use free printables. Here are some of my favorites.
- Print them and mail in an envelope with a stamp. Snail mail rocks.
- Batch some up to make an activity book. This is great for a road trip!
- Print and use at a place setting on the table to create a conversation starter.
- Add them to goody bags. By the way, goody bags are not just for birthday parties.
- Package them up with your favorite markers and crayons to give as a gift.
- Drop a few off at the local coffee shop with fun pencils to spread some happy.
- Cut them up to make cards, gift wrap and decorations.
BEST Tools For Working With Free Printables
These are my favorite tools and art supplies to use with free printables and why I love them too.
- Printer – This Laser Printer is inexpensive and works like a charm. It even works with Alexa. Bonus!
- Scissors – Lots of printables can be cut up to create decorations and cards and things like that.
- Markers and Crayons – All thing ooly work the best for me. I LOVE all of their markers, pencils and crayons.
- Colored Pencils – For adult coloring, PRISM makes the colored pencils that I love to use most.
- Twine – For creating banners and garlands from printables, I love this twine best.
- Adhesive – Lots of printables have pieces that get cut out and put together. This is my fave tape runner!