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Christmas Art Projects

Follow these Christmas Art Projects that use stencils but not paint. Sounds unbelievable. Well, believe it! And don’t miss the action in the video.


Christmas Stencil Craft SamplerNormally when you think about using stencil designs you imagine pressing paint into the openings. Right now I’m going to ask you to wipe that image out of your mind because we are going to use stencils in a whole new way.

First I’m going to tell you in words what I did but don’t miss the video below where I’ll show you! For this Christmas Art Projects Event, I want to share with you how to create 3-D objects using stencil designs.

First let me tell you that most of the stencils that I am using here are from Printable Christmas Stencils where you can print them for free! I created four items with these free stencil patterns. They are an angel name place holder, a gingerbread man gift decoration, a poinsettia napkin ring holder (that I also used to decorate a crystal candle holder) and a reindeer centerpiece.

When you print downloadable stencils on paper you are required to cut out the image. On these Christmas Art Projects, it’s the cut out pieces that will be your patterns. Don’t forget that now you not only have patterns for all of your 3-D decorations but now you have the stencils too! These are great for more Christmas Crafts.

Reindeer Stencil ProjectI always recommend that you cover your paper stencils with a clear protective coating before you cut them out so that they can be used again and again. After all, if you’re going to go through the work to do the cutting shouldn’t your efforts be for the long run. I use clear contact paper but if you don’t have any of that run strips of clear shipping tape with a slight overlap so that the whole page is covered.

These reindeer aren't from the collection of free stencils we offer on this site, but you can find them in the Christmas Book of Stencils amoung all the other books in our store. I wanted to show you how any stencil can be turned into a 3D centerpiece with stiff felt or other material.

For the Angel Name Place Holder, I cut the pattern out of a stiff felt. I only had white on hand so I spray painted her gold. To get her to stand I cut a half circle out of the stiff felt and cut a notch in the center on the rounded edge (the flat edge stands on the table) and a notch in the bottom center of the Angel. They should be only deep enough to slide into each other but not all the way through.

The poinsettia was cut from three pieces of regular felt (red, pink and green). I took a small piece of yellow, pinched it in the middle of the red flower and secured it in place with some hot glue (be careful). Then I glued that one to the center of the pink flower and then to the center of the green. I secured a ribbon on the back so that you can tie it around a napkin or decorate just about anything. I used some to embellish the crystal candle holders that normally sit on my table. This way I added a little holiday flare to the usual decor. It’s an easy, quick switch out!

Gingerbread Man StencilI used the Gingerbread Man Stencil to cut out some patterns on brown felt. Then I decorated them with red felt. Just a hint - I used a hole punch tool for the circles. It’s so much easier than cutting out all those little circles. You can use these to decorate gifts instead of bows or as tree ornaments (get the kids involved with that.). I’m sure you can think of about a thousand other ways they can add a little holiday spirit to your decorations.

Once you’ve got your feet wet with this project I know you’ll be itching to get into more Christmas Crafts like this one. Not to worry - we have plenty for you to do. Well that’s it in words now here it is in a motion picture event (too dramatic?).

I hope you got a lot out of this Christmas Art Projects Production.

Merry Christmas and Happy Stenciling,


Psssst! Check out some other Homemade Christmas Crafts and Project Ideas.





We are thrilled to introduce these downloadable and Printable Stencils (click here for more). Instant gratification at its finest! You don't need a special printer - these designs are specially formatted to print straight from your home computer on standard letter sized paper. Once downloaded, you will have your complete stencil booklet with patterns and instructions. Just click, buy and print!

Each book will come to you as a down-loadable pdf file in your e-mail. Just check your e-mail after purchase for the link to connect to your file and print or save. It's that easy!

All designs can be adjusted to fit your project size. Instructions are included. Pages are 8.5” x 11”.

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Fleur de lis Stencils

Fleur de lis: Book of Stencils

This collection includes 22 designs. Ten are easy single overlay. Six have 2 overlays and six have 3 overlays.

This purchase is of a PDF file which has 63 pages.
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Oriental Stencils

Oriental Designs: A Book of Stencils

This collection includes 16 designs- Chinese Dragon, Bamboo, Oriental Figure with Coolie Hat, Ying Yang Koi Stencils, Bonsai Tree Stencil and 3 Cranes plus 10 Chinese Symbols (Eternity, Friendship, Happiness, Harmony, Long Life, Peace, Prosperity, Tranquility, Truth and Dragon.

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Antique Door Stencils

Antique Door Hardware: A Book of Stencils

This collection includes 5 designs- Lion Head Door Knocker, Key Bow, Lock Plate and Mail Box Plaque (with two word options). These images should add a little fun and even some humor to the doors in your home while they introduce a touch of the past.

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Princess Stencils

For a Princess

This collection includes 7 designs- Royal Carriage, Knight in Shining Armor, Castle, Dragon, Sceptre, Tiara and Pillow plus the word "Princess."

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Zoo Babies Stencisl

Zoo Babies: Stencils for a Nursery

This collection includes 7 animal stencils - an Elephant, a Giraffe, a Hippo, a Lion, a Monkey, a Tiger and a Zebra.

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Secret Garden Stencils

The Secret Garden

Create your own private wall mural garden retreat. This collection includes 12 stencils -fountain, bleeding heart, iris, bee, butterfly, foxglove, grasshopper, hummingbird, trumpet flower, morning glory, stone wall and stone path.

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