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Stenciling can help you create personalized art, whether you're painting a mural, re-designing a piece of furniture, decorating a T-shirt, breathing new life into a dingy floor or just advertising for a garage sale.


Stenciled Picket FenceStencils can be used with paint applied from a brush, an airbrush or spray-paint. Paint words, letters, a child's name or any other sentiment on a wall or door. Compliment your driveway or outdoor patio with designs for concrete floors, wood floors or on a rug. Frost a mirror or window. So, as you can see, the stenciling ideas are unlimited!

If you are a beginner or even if you've dabbled with stenciling before but want to brush up on your technique, head over to How to Stencil for all the details.

Maybe you've thought about painting stencils on the walls but have you ever considered creating Stencil Art Prints. Well, it's much easier to paint on paper than on the wall itself and if you want something different you only have to change the painting and not re-paint the wall. Plus, by Combining Stencil Designs for Art Prints you can create complex paintings not just the simple wall borders that we usually associate with stencils. When Using Color in Stencil Art you can match the current decor instead of hoping to find a painting that will accent your home. Capturing Themes in Stencil Art Prints is another way for you to custom build your art to blend and accent where you live and you personally!

You just can't miss the Free Stencils or the Free Printable Stencils.

Frog Stencil Dresser ProjectHave an old piece of furniture sitting around the house that you've titled "The Eyesore." Well, bring it back to life with a little paint and a couple of frog stencils.

If you like the idea of making furniture cheap than don't miss this trash-to-treasure project where some kitchen cabinets thrown out by a neighbor become a unique TV Cabinet in Furniture Stenciling - A Cabinet Re-Make Story!

If you like the idea of using stencils to redesign a piece of furniture but feel a little intimidated by a big project, like a dresser, then see how a couple of koi stencils can add a quick splash of color to a little stool.

Here's a classy furniture re-do. See how an old piece of junk was used to create a formal side board with wine, spirits and grape stencils.

Ready to get started now? Find out about Stencil Downloads.

Look how you can get the inlaid wood look for an old table using wood stain stencils.

Maybe you have an image you want to turn into a stencil. Something from a magazine you love or maybe a photograph. How to Make a Stencil will provide you with all the details on how to be a designer.

Lion Head Door Stencil ProjectOf course, you’ll need a few things like paintsand stencils before you get started so here are a few tips and suggestions at Stenciling Supplies.

If you think that stenciling is all about letters and numbers, you've got another thing coming! Check out this cool project for adding an antique flare to some old doors with Trompe Loeil Stencils.

And just remember, you don’t have to be a Leonardo da Vinci or Picasso to be an artist. No matter what your skills may be, this site can help you get the look you desire. In fact, with a little practice, you can create some amazing works of art and have a great time while doing it! You can save money doing your own decorating and making one-of-a-kind art for your home. So come along with me and you’ll soon be on your way to becoming an artist.

Are you only familiar with single layer stencils painted in one color and they have blank lines running through them? Well find out how Stencil Patterns can also come in multi layers so you get a complete picture.

Do words inspire you? Well, find out how to pair Stencil Word Sayings and images to create your own personal art prints.

Dragon Stencils

Ever considered stenciling your way to a new outfit. Well, check out this dragon stencil idea for revamping old jeans.

Stenciling on fabrics and clothes can be a challenge so if this is an idea that interests you, read more about Garment Stenciling.

Stenciling allows you to match items to your own style and can be placed where ever you can imagine.

Consider combining hobbies like gardening and stenciling. Just check out this bee stencil idea!

Don't forget to look for ideas on using stencils to make your very own custom greeting cards. It's great fun and you'll make someone feel very special when they receive a card that you made just for them.

There is nothing quite like a traditional homemade Christmas. When you give someone a gift that you made, it is a one of a kind, truly unique gift that they cannot buy anywhere. So, quit spending so much time trying to get a parking spot at the mall and stay home crafting some wonderful gifts that your loved ones will really appreciate.

Stencil Wall MuralsTurn a solid wall into a collage of patterns, colors and designs. Maybe even paint an entire scene simply by taping a few wall stencils in place and splattering on some paint.

OK. We talked about stenciling on walls, furniture. cloths...Now I want you to consider painting the floors. Here's a great project that uses flower stencils to enhance an old lifeless rug.

I must admit that I have some selfish reasons for doing this web site. It has inspired me to start learning more about decorative painting, trying new techniques and building a community for sharing ideas. So come back often or better yet subscribe to our blog and share your thoughts and experiences.

Well, if you're ready to move your stenciling expertise to the next level, then read all about How To Make A Stencil.

Stenciling is great for Seasonal Crafting and it's never too early to get started. Nothing like creating to get you in the spirit, right? Well, to help you along the way, I've added a new button (over there on the left) called "The Holidays." It's got many ideas on projects for you to try, so check it out!

Christmas Art Projects with StencilsReady for the holidays? Yep. Santa's on his way and it's time to start your Christmas Crafts. Well, we got you covered. Let's start with some Christmas tree stencils and then a fun project painting napkins at Homemade Christmas Crafts.

See the stuffed stocking on the green napkin? Well, you can find that stencil at Free Printable Christmas Stencils. You can find the trees at Free Christmas Tree Stencils.

Want more on decorating napkins? Well, check out these Snowflake Crafts and ideas for painting snowflakes on fabrics. Here's a quick guide on creating your own Paper Snowflakes.

Making ornaments like these are fun and can even be a nice gift. There's a video so you can follow along with these Christmas Art Activities.

For a variety of freebies like these, go to Free Christmas Stencils and Printable Christmas Stencils. And from there, learn how to turn stencils into 3D decorations with these exciting Christmas Art Projects.

Stencil Painted PumpkinsReady to carve? Make a masterpiece with these Free Pumpkin Carving Stencils. What? You need information about carving? No problem! Read on at Pumpkin Carving with Stencils.

If you think that slicing a pumpkin is the only way to dispaly it then get a load of these Pumpkin Decorating Ideas.

Did you think I forgot about Halloween? No way! Find out how to use Halloween Pumpkin Stencils to paint a Jack that will occupy your porch year after year. And don't miss this cute craft idea with Pumpkin Stencils painted on bags and candle holders.

Whether your carving or painting, these Jack O Lantern Stencils will scare you silly, but if you still haven't had enough, then go to Free Halloween Stencils (but just remember - I warned you!).

A few Free Pumpkin Stencils should get any Halloween craft or decoration off to a grinning good start. Still not frightened? OK - here are Scary Pumpkin Stencils.

Are you a feline fanatic? Well, then don't miss these Cat Stencils for Pumpkin Carving.

Printable Halloween Mask PatternsWhen you finish with the pumpkin you'll need to dress yourself up or maybe the kids. Start with a Printable Halloween Mask and the rest will fall into place. But wait! There's more scary Mask Patterns for you to print and create!

Put some familiar images on cookies to decorate your table and create a tasty Halloween snack. Find the how-to at this Halloween Craft Project and get the designs at Printable Halloween Stencils.

So, you don't like the slimy mess of carving a real pumpkin? Then you'll love this Pumpkin Crafts idea about carving the same patterns into a plastic craft pumpkin.

I know at this time of year you're thinking about the spending. Well, here's an idea for using some of your craftiness, saving a little dough and having a merry good time. See how I turned some plain bags into spectacular gift bags by stenciling on a few familiar designs at Christmas Craft Ideas.

OK! Turkey Day may get lost between Halloween and Christmas but for us crafters it's still a perfectly good reason to create. Fear not! Here are a couple of stencils and ideas for Thanksgiving Crafts.

I always say, "You can put a stencil anywhere." Well, how about cookies? Find out how to put some scary designs on sugary snacks at this Halloween Crafts Idea and then use those same principles a month later or so to Decorate Snowflake Cookies.

Stenciled Candle HolderSee how you can create this elegant candle holder with this Christmas Arts and Crafts Project.

There are so many easy ways to decorate and create with stencils. But here's a new one; change out the framed prints over the fireplace with Christmas Art Prints with Stencils during the holidays.

Here's a great idea! Use simple Snowflake Patterns to create festive and beautiful 3D decorations. Now that you've rediscovered this age old craft, find out about using Snowflake Designs for Gifts and Packaging.

One of the highlights of the Holidays are the greeting cards (giving and receiving). You can make your own so they reflect your ideas, spark the interest of the receiver or match the gift or wrapping. You can get many ideas about this at Christmas Card Ideas and Make A Snowflake Christmas Card.

Well, I hope this site will inspire anyone thinking about using stencils to jump right in and do it! It’s such a fun hobby and I cannot express how much pleasure it has given me. If I can share that with you and a few others then my mission is done!

Happy Stenciling,


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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”.

If you'd rather get your Stencil Books in Print, just click the blue button below each book.

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.

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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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