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Decorating With Stencils

If you think that stencils are just for making garage sale signs or painting an address you've got a lot to discover!

 

Unless you are talented enough to wisp a brush through paint and come up with a masterpiece, decorating with stencils is a great way for you to experience the satisfaction of being an artist of decorative painting.

Wine and Spirits StencilsAnd of course, art is all about decorating our lives. We want color and pictures everywhere we look. Otherwise our eyes would have nothing to gaze upon and our spirits would be bored.

You’ve come to the right place for great stenciling ideas and how to information. If you think that stencils are just for walls, you’ll be surprised.

You can liven up any room by decorating a piece of furniture to match the theme of the space or create one of its own.

I bet you have a worn out old dresser or out of style cabinet sitting around your house or collecting dust in the attic. Can you imagine it as the new focal point in your living room? Alright, so it might take a little imagination but put your mind to it and I bet you’ll be dragging it out to the garage and slathering paint on it before you know what’s gotten into you.

Using stencils while furniture painting is a great way to decorate! Custom hand painted furniture adds an exclusive feel to any room whether it’s a formal living area or a child’s room. Stencils can be applied to parts of the furniture as an accent or spread over the whole piece to create an entire scene.

And what a cheap way to add flare to your home!

Dragon Stencil Jeans ProjectWe all like to be unique. And since we were all created to be different, we should all have our own style. As Clairee so eloquently put it in Steel Magnolias, “The ability to accessorize is what separates us from the animals.”

Well, anytime you pick something off the rack at a store notice that it is also available in four different colors and 10 different sizes. In other words about 500 other people can be wearing the same thing. What a dilemma!

Oh wait! I have a great idea. Use a stencil to personalize your clothes (well not all of them). You can paint one large image on the front and center of a t-shirt or maybe just a small design on a pocket. Can you think of a better way to make team or sport shirts? If iit’s for a kids group, getting them involved can be great fun not to mention a good team spirit building experience.

Fleur de lis Stencils Framed PrintsStencils can help you create some great art for faming too! I bet you didn’t even think about that. You can customize the art in a room to really suit the décor. Choose the theme, color, size and combine stencils to make a scene!

What about the walls? Using stencils to add pizzazz to walls opens up so many opportunities. You can create borders up at the ceiling level or near the chair railing. Combine several designs to create a mural. Or just add one small image to add a little fun and mischief to a room (like a fairy hovering around a light switch).

Do words inspire you? Find out how to create you own personalized art prints by pairing Stencil Word Sayings and images.

Zoo Babies StencilsAs you can see, decorating with stencils is a great way to enhance the beauty in our homes, our closets and ourselves! I hope you enjoy the ideas and information on this page. Come back often because I will elaborate on some of the ideas above and adding many other great ways to use stencils.

If you want to continue your Stencil Education then click here to go back to How To Stencil.

Happy Stenciling!

Penny

 

 

 

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.

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.

This purchase is of a PDF file with 40 pages.
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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.

This purchase is of a PDF file with 25 pages.
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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.

This purchase is of a PDF file with 51 pages.
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