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.

Stencils 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!​

Before we get carried away…are you looking for some Stencil Painting tips or Stenciling Instructions that will help you with getting clean lines or good color selection? No worries! We’ve got you covered.

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. (Like those below!) 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. For example the prints above were designed using stencils for the cranes, bamboo and each of the Chinese Symbols.

The start of any project starts with a plan, right? In art, that means a theme. Learn how to find and pair together the right stencil patterns at Capturing Themes in Stencil Art Prints!

No matter what you may seek in the way of Stenciling, I am sure that Free Stencils must be on your list. No problem. We have plenty of freebies for you and most of the projects we feature come with a free printable stencil too! Enjoy!

The Holidays are the most busy for us crafters so go on and poke around the Holiday Crafts Section and you'll stumble upon freebie after freebie...way too many to tell you about them all right here!

10 10 If you like the idea of upcycling old furniture, check out Stenciling Ideas to see how an old sea trunk found a new beginning as a well traveled companion! But that's just the start. You'll also discover the whimsical joy of Trompe L'oeil Stencils and Garment Stenciling for custom made wearables.

10 10 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!

And then on to a colorful Koi Pond painted on a step stool, Wine and Grape Stencils displayed on a dresser to be used as a kitchen side table and even a project where we use stencils with wood stain to give the look of inlaid wood! Fascinating! Right?

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 L’oeil 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.

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.​ This is where you'll find how to spray paint a Chinese Harmony Symbol onto a black T-shirt (which will show you a great way to customize clothing), paint a garden of stencils onto a rug for some art under foot and a beautiful free pattern with stencil design so you can make a gorgeous velvet jewelry pouch! You don't want to miss this!

Turn 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.

Stenciling Through the Holidays

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 three quick links below so you can navigate easily to exactly the holiday you are crafting. You will discover many ideas on projects and most (if not all) come with free stencils, so check it out!

Well, we got you covered. Let's start with some Christmas Tree Stencils! Free to Print so that you can get started with the craft ideas you have in mind.

Christmas is in the Air

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.

See how to create this elegant candle holder for your next Christmas Arts and Crafts Project!

(Just click here or on the image above! Enjoy!)

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...

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 Holidays and Merry Crafting,


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