How To Stencil

How to Stencil DIY Drop Cloth Curtains

Sondra from the DIY blog Sondra Lyn at Home was undergoing a makeover of her master bedroom. After discovering Royal Design Studio stencils, she immediately thought of doing a pair of stenciled drop cloth curtains to include in the room. She fell in love with the idea of a design painted on natural canvas, and our Fabric Damask Stencil was the perfect large design that she had been envisioning. If you are looking for custom curtains at a DIY price, read on to see how she did it! View full article →

How to Stencil a Pretty Sisal Rug with Chalk Paint®

Finding an area rug that has the perfect colors and patterns for your room can be difficult. In this stencil how-to we show you how to use Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan to create a gorgeous, patterned sisal rug that is completely customizable. Simply alter the Chalk Paint® colors and stencils from Royal Design Studio to your liking to create the rug of your decorating dreams. View full article →

Stencil Basics: Stenciling with Discharge Paste

Discharging is the process of removing dye from fabric in a controlled manner. Jacquard Discharge Paste can be painted or stamped on dyed natural fiber fabric, and its thick viscosity makes it ideal for using on fabrics with Royal Design Studio Stencils. View full article →

How to Stencil: Tribal Batik Place Mats with Discharge Paste

Set a festive table with Batik Tribal place mats stenciled with Jacquard Discharge Paste. This is SUCH AND EASY and fun technique that you can use on DIY stenciled fabric and clothing projects. We took some plain place mats and napkins we found at Pier 1 Imports and transformed them with one of our many African Stencils. Read on to see how it's done! View full article →

Stencil How-to: DIY Stenciled Pillows with our African Protea Stencil

Each month we will be sending out a newly designed stencil pattern with each order. This month our free pattern is the African Protea Flower stencil. This Art Deco-inspired motif is perfect for craft stencil projects on furniture, fabric and more. We've even created a couple new DIY stencil how-to projects to get you inspired and on your way. First up? Stenciled pillow projects that you can easily do on store-bought pillows using our metallic Stencil Creme Paints. Let's get started....

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Stencil How-To: Stenciling a Lampshade

Are you looking for an easy peasy DIY stencil project that can be done in a dash AND adds a darling dose of color and pattern to an otherwise boring light fixture?? Well, look no further because we have a super simple how-to stencil project for you today: Lampshade stenciling! You can stencil on almost ANY flat surfaced lampshade, but the ever-popular drum shaped shades are by far the easiest. You simply need to wrap the stencil and pattern around the shade and dab on some color for a brilliant new look! View full article →

Stencil How-To: Burlap Table Runner

Set the stage for a fabulous tabletop by stenciling your own custom burlap table runner with a fresh, modern stencil pattern from Royal Design Studio!. Of course the beauty of stenciling is that YOU get to select your own pattern and paint colors, allowing you to customize your table wear to fit your own decorating tastes, color scheme, and design style. Stenciling a table runner on burlap is so super easy and cost effective, you can easily stencil multiple table runners to fit every mood, season, or holiday celebration. Below, we show you how to get this great look for the fall season, but a quick trip through our Allover Patterns Stencils Collection will reveal designs suitable for a multitude of stencil decorating projects-for any season or reason.
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Stencil How-To: Wedding Photo Booth Backdrop

Wedding bells will be ringing soon for one our creative team members here at Royal Design Studio!! Our very own Lizelly (shown left) is getting married in a few weeks in an intimate backyard wedding. Lizelly is my go-to girl here for "all things stencil". She works with me to create our latest stencil patterns and creates many of the beautiful accompanying graphics you see here on our website and Royal Design Studio Facebook Page. She and her fiance are wisely saving most of their money for a dream honeymoon to Paris, but of course she still wants to create a lovely setting and festive atmosphere for her friends and family to enjoy-so she is doing many creative, DIY projects for her special day. One of these projects was to create a custom photo booth backdrop with our Step Up Triangles Stencil. Lizelly favors clean, bold, geometric patterns and this design from our Modern Stencils Collection is one of her favorites!
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Fabric Stencil How-to: Lace Pillows

Stenciling on plain fabric pillows is one of the fastest, easiest ways to personalize your home decor! You can MAKE your own pillow covers, of course, but plain pillows that are perfect for stenciling are easily found in discount stores these days such as Marshalls, TJ Max, HomeGoods, etc. All you need is a stencil pattern from Royal Design Studio, some stencil paint that is suitable for fabric, and about a hour's worth of time! Read on for tips and more details.... View full article →

Stenciled Slipcovers








Stenciling on canvas or velvet slipcovers is an inexpensive way to update furniture and quickly change the look of a room. Slipcovers are available for everything from folding chairs to loveseats and couches. A good web-source for inexpensive slipcovers is You can even think of dressing your chairs up just for the holidays!

Our Extraordinary Stenciled Effects Video: Fabric and Glass  offers specific techniques for stenciling on these special surfaces.
Above, a green velvet slipcover gets the "Royal" treatment with metallic paints. The Medium Florence Tile stencil was centered on the back of the chair and stenciled with Metallic Gold, Rose, and Blue. A portion of the Large Florence Tile stencil was taped off and repeated around the chair skirt to create a border pattern.

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