Homemade Stencils

If you are looking for some quick and easy home decor-this post will definitely do the trick.  I found a great tutorial on homemade stencils at Pink and Polka Dot and loved the idea.  I have now stenciled everywhere possible in my home.  It’s a quick, cheap, and easy way to personalize your home.  Here are some examples:

Kitchen Towels (the towels are from the Dollar Store and I used fabric paint)

Our sweet puppy, Pudge’s, stocking ($1 stocking from Walmart and fabric paint for the dog sillhouette)

Christmas Decor (I used frames I had around the house and felt from my craft supply at school with fabric paint again)

Sewing Table (I used leftover paint from our kitchen for the “Create”)

Here is what you will need:

  • Graphic (letters or words from Word, or a computer graphic.  I searched Google Images for the sillhouettes)
  • Paint (type depends on material using)
  • Paint brush(I used a sponge brush)
  • Razor or exacto knife
  • Freezer Paper

First, find your design.  In this case, I used letters.  Next, trace it onto the freezer paper.  I just held the paper onto my computer screen and traced it directly from the screen.  Then cut it out with your razor or Exacto knife and you have your stencil-I put mine on a cutting board but you could put it over a magazine as well, just something so you don’t scratch your table while you cut it out.  Then lay your design on top of your desired surface and paint away! Easy peasy. 

Tip:  If you are painting fabric, iron the freezer paper onto the fabric so it will hold in place.

Happy stenciling!


  1. Angela Jones says:

    What a clever idea! I love it and so easy and inexpenive too!!


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