Design with Stencils

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This Spring I’m feeling more enthusiastic than usual about sprucing up my surroundings. My husband and I bought our first home this year and there are still many bare walls in need of arts and crafts. What better way to spruce things up than with pretty stencils and paint! Stencils and paints are on sale and I’m busy drafting up projects for wall art, patio art and some newly decorated accessories to make with my pretty new supplies.

I’m enamored with the Folkart Bird stencils. I can’t wait to use them on my husband’s herb planters. The chalkboard paint also gives the planters such a clean bright quality.

Chalkboard Planters with Folkart Stencils and PaintTried and True

Layered Stencil Wall Art is a great technique for creating unique wall art by mixing and matching your favorite stencils.

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I love decorating with mirrors, they reflect light and make small spaces feel larger and more lively. Stenciling on mirrors, large or small can create personalized dynamic wall decor.

Ed Roth Stenciled Mirror TutorialDream a Little Bigger

I’ve actually never tried stenciling on fabric, but this tutorial breaks it down into easy to follow steps. These would make impressive DIY gifts as well!

Stenciled and Dyed Scarves TutorialPretty Handy Girl

Decorating your own throw pillows is an inexpensive and fun way to spruce up a room. Stenciling on fabric is actually fairly straight forward, and makes terrific use of my new favorite patterned stencils.

Dollar Decor: Pretty PillowsJust a Girl and Her Blog

The crafting possibilities with stencils really are endless. Some other favorite uses for stencils are in scrapbooking and paper crafts, as well as painting furniture. Have fun with those stencils and I’d love to hear about your favorite stenciling projects as well!

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