At first I started looking for places to buy them but I was seeing them for $50+ and didn't want to spend that much on something that would only be used one time. So I put that idea on the back burner for awhile.
Until one day, Weddingbee came to the rescue again!! Mrs. Spring Roll posted a tutorial showing us all how she made her own.
It sounded simple enough, and cheap! so I had to try it.
I ordered this chartreuse green parasol from Pearl River. It cost more than the $5.50 white one Mrs. Spring Roll ordered, but I decided I wanted a pop of color in my pictures. So $11.50 plus $8.00 in shipping and a week later a box arrived on my porch with my pretty Parasol!
I followed the directions Mrs. Spring Roll provided in her tutorial step-by-step, excluding the use of pins to hold on the stencil. I simply held them in place because I didn't know if the pin pokes would show or not, and let's face it, I was too lazy to run upstairs and grab some!
I outlined the stencil with a pen and painted it in with black acrylic paint I had laying around.
And here is the finished result, for under $20.00
I used Scriptina as my font which I downloaded for free from Dafont.com
I can't wait to see what it will look like in our pictures! Are any of you doing something fun to use for your Thank You cards?