Having Company? Stencil Your Yard For Festive Fun

Having Company? Stencil Your Yard For Festive Fun

Sarah Rae Smith
Nov 22, 2011

At Thanksgiving we're mainly focused on indoor decorations and table settings. But what about the walk to your front door? Just because the leaves have turned doesn't mean there isn't some fun to be had. Can you tell what these designs were made with?

Flour! Pinterest user Brooks McElwain was inspired by this flour project done by Pink and Green Mama. It's a simple idea with a big effect.

You make a stencil out of a something you have around the house (cardboard, pizza box, brown paper bag, foam core) in the shape you so desire. Large letters or arrows pointing to the party, possibly even a turkey or pumpkins and squash would all be good ideas.

Next you place the stencil on the grass, mist the area with water and then sift flour on. If you want colored designs and have a spice grinder, just grind your flour with some food coloring first. You can check out the results over at Pinterest and Pink and Green Mama.

(Image: Brooks McElwain)

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