DIY Roundup: 10 Stencil Projects


Our stenciled tea towels are one of our most popular projects (currently re-stocking as we sold out)! As they include three full 1.15-ounce bottles of paint along with re-usable stencils, you'll have extra materials when you're done. We're sharing some of our favorite tutorials from around the web that we hope will inspire you to make the most of your leftovers. Affiliate links are provided to make shopping easy.

Of course, you can always just order extra tea towels, or stencil your own sheets, canvas shoes, or t-shirts. Keep reading for more ideas.

This decorator pillow project from My Life From Home shows you how to sew and stencil your own cover. Want something super easy? Buy these pillow cover blanks for a no-sew option. 

farmhouse pillow image

Reuse your stencils to decorate a zippered pouch like this project from DecoArt. You can purchase some pre-sewn blanks and make a bunch. 

decoart zipper pouch

A great idea from I Spy DIY is to update an old pair of jeans with stencils. Can't you see a feather or a heart on the back pocket of a pair of denim jeans or shorts? Too cute.

i spy diy denim stencil project

Onesies are great for gifting and fun as a baby shower activity. You can re-use the stencils from your tea towels and add in a few new ones to add variety. There are more onsie tips and tricks on the Make It & Love It Blog.

makeitloveit stencil onesie

This DIY feather statement necklace would be even easier with our feather stencils. Find the full tutorial from Alisa Burke.

Alisa Burke Feather necklace

This innovative wall hanging project from Hometalk uses an embroidery hoop to frame your work. We could see stenciling some designs and then further embellishing them with embroidery floss, beads, and sequins. Here's a link to a hoop set with attached brass hanging hardware, and a floss & embellishment pack, too. 

embroidery hoop stencil project

We love these modern hand sewn felt succulent planters from StitchesCrafts. Felt is really easy to stencil and terrific to sew because no hemming is required. You can pick up a pack of pretty merino wool blend felt here.

stenciled felt succulent planters

Create a new look with a quick and easy stenciled scarf project like the one from Flamingo Toes, below. You could use one already in your closet, or purchase a 3-pack of blank Habotai Silk scarves ready for your creativity.

stenciled scarf project

Another great wardrobe project is a custom tee like this geometric green number that Offbeat & Inspired shows you how to make

geometric stenciled tee

 Lastly, check out this cute goodie bag project from FrugElegance. You could use these blank jute bags, or make some adorable muslin ones instead. Here's an idea: how about stenciling some wine bags? This would be a fun girls night project, yes?

stenciled burlap bag project

We'd love to see what you make! Share photos on Instagram and tag us with #gbicraft and #globalbackyard. 


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