Can’t find the stencil you want? Today I am sharing how to make a stencil design with a printable. Making stencils for diy stenciling is an easy and inexpensive project and a great way to personalize so many things.
Here’s a table I picked up on Facebook Marketplace. I thought it would need some work but the table was actually in great shape and from Pier One Imports. The main color was green and it had some gold trim. My daughter was heading off to college and the school colors happened to be green and gold. Let’s get started with this simple craft.
How To Make A Stencil With A Printable Video
I cleaned the table from top to bottom with Krud Kutter. This would also prepare the top for stenciling.
I went online looking for something that would help me stencil this table with Colorado State University. I found this Halloween pumpkin carving of Cam the Ram. I printed it out on card stock (you could also use cardboard, a cricut machine, etc), and cut out the shaded areas. You can do this on a cutting mat with a sharp knife or fine-point blade.
Card stock is one of the best stencil materials for making your own stencil. This is most appropriate for a one-time use stencil. Another good stencil material is a plastic sheet and this is great for reusable stencils.
I used Folk Art stencil tape to hold the printable stencil onto the table.
I used white Folk Art Home Decor Chalk Paint and my Plaid stencil brush. I dipped the stencil brush into the paint, then off loaded as much of the paint as possible to prevent bleeding under the stencil. I then tapped the stencil brush onto the table. You can also use a sponge brush if you don’t have a stencil brush.
When I was done stenciling I peeled the stencil off the table and let the paint dry.
After the paint dried I use Folk Art Home Decor Varnish to protect the table top. I placed 2 coats onto the table following the back of the bottle apply.
I let everything dry and cure according to the bottle instructions.
I’m thrilled with how the table turned out, and my daughter loves it.
If you could make a custom stencil for a table, what would it be? Drop the answer in the comments please.
Now you could do this with a cricut machine, and that could get really expensive. You’d need cricut stencil vinyl, the cricut explore air or cricut maker machine, cricut scraper, scraper tool, weedling tool, svg file, tranfer tape … this gets really expensive.
This is much easier! You could use stencil adhesive spray if you’d like to help hold the stencil in place. Did you know you can stencil on fabric? You can create a t-shirt, bag or even add it to a serving tray. You can stencil with a sharpie marker. So many options, and you can watch my video tutorial next on my YouTube channel.
How To Stencil With A Printable Video
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