You can make the holidays even more magical and meaningful this year by stenciling goodies for gift giving to the special people in your life. Whether you need the perfect gift for a friend, sister, daughter, mother or a new baby in your life, we have an idea for you. All of these quick DIY stencil projects feature new Lettering and Typography Stencils that are easy to use and designed to inspire. Read on for the easy instructions and have fun painting and creating!
Transform an ordinary IKEA velvet pillow cover in to a sweet reminder to always believe!
Iron your pillow cover to remove any wrinkles and lay flat on a hard surface. Center the lettering stencil vertically on the pillow case, so that the writing ends the same at the top and bottom. Use a dry-brush stencil method to stencil the words with Antique Gold Royal Stencil Cremes. Use the built-in stencil registration marks to perfectly align and repeat the pattern to the edge of the pillow on all sides.
Take an artistic walk on the wild side by stenciling on the reverse side of an inexpensive glass photo frame. Place it over a hot stenciled animal print to create a custom piece of wall art in a matter of minutes. A black, pink, and gold leaf color palette make for a ferocious design statement!
See the following How to Stencil post for more details on these techniques: Reverse Stenciling and Gilding on Glass
Cute baby gift idea! Hand dye and stencil a onesie with an inspiring lettering stencil from Royal Design Studio. Encourage creativity at any age!!
Prewash the Onesie to remove any sizing. Mix the Rit Dye according to manufacturer instructions and allow to dry. Place a heavy sheet of paper or cardboard between the front and back of the Onesie to avoid bleedthrough and stencil with Discharge Paste. Iron with a steam iron to fully discharge the dye color. Wash before using.
Find out more on Stenciling with Discharge Paste here!
Use Chalk Paint® and Royal Stencil Creme paint to upcycle a Dollar Store plastic plate into a statement decor accent using lettering and furniture stencils.
A custom stenciled T-shirt is a great DIY stenciled gift idea for yourself or a friend. Customize it with your favorite colors and painterly touches.
Prewash your T-shirt to remove any sizing. Center on your t-shirt, secure it with painters tape. Stencil with Primer Red Chalk Paint® using a stencil brush, or substitute with desired color of acrylic craft paint. Water down your paint slightly and using an artist's paint brush to paint in the "drips" freehand. To fix the paint and help it to retain the full depth of color when washing, you can simply put the finished T-shirt in the dryer on high for 30 minutes.
And last but not least.....Light up a room with a custom stenciled lampshade. This is a great DIY gift project idea! It's fast and easy....and inexpensive when you buy a thrifted lamp to upcycle. Add trims like pompoms, lace and fringe to make it even more special.
Center the stencil in the lampshade and tape into place. Stencil each word using a different color using a separate stencil brushes. Cut pompom trim to fit the top and bottom of your lamp shade and glue it on using hot glue gun.