Thank goodness it’s Friday! Let’s kick off this weekend right, with tons of ambition and motivation to do all those crafty weekend DIY projects. Whether they’ve been piling up on your to-do list or you’ve only dreamed about them, Cutting Edge Stencils’ is here to help with some stencil project inspiration and motivation.
There are so many ways to use stencils on and off the wall. If you want designer décor in your home but can’t afford designer prices, stencils are the perfect solution. Oh yeah, and they’re easy too! Your possibilities are endless and you can transform a space for as little as $50. So stop that procrastination and let’s get started!
Four Ways to Transform Your Space with Stencils
1. Throw Pillows: This weekend should called “out with the old and in with the new”. And stencils are great way to upcycle the old. It’s easy to use stencils to recycle old tacky pillows into new trendy home décor. There are a variety of craft stencils to choose from to make your mixing and matching easy. Erin, from the blog Lemon Tree Creations, delighted us with her adorable DIY pillow shams! She ended up using the Acacia Allover Stencil. In the image above, thrifty decorating used the Julia Allover stencil. Learn how you can do it here.
2. Lamp Shade: You know those old thrift store lampshades that you bought thinking you’d instantly turn them into something fabulous, but you never took the time to. Well now is the time to do it and I’ve got the how- to! The following lamp shade was once a major dud before a stencil savvy DIYer got her hands on it! Well here they’ve been redone with the Japanese Maple Leaves stencil. Read the low down.
3. Rug: A cool, fun way to tie your room together is by stenciling your throw rug! If you are looking to drop some subtle modern design in your home without revamping your walls or completely transforming your room, rugs are a good way to go. Funky, bold throw rugs can be a helpful way to spruce up any room quickly and inexpensively! The Idea Room added a bit of yellow sunshine to the all-white bathroom with the Anna Damask stenciled rug. For more detail, check out this tutorial on how to stencil you rug.
4. Wall Art: Can’t paint on your wall because you are a renter or you don’t want to make the commitment? Buy some cheap canvases and create a trendy triptych. Try using the Casablanca Stencil and some bold colors like teal and orange. Arrange the stencil design so that it covers across two canvas’ like at the picket fence did below. And there you have it! Instant wall art that adds the perfect pop of color to your space.
Do these stencil ideas sound simple enough? What do you plan on stenciling this weekend? I’d love to hear- leave a comment in the section below!
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Thanks for reading, and good luck stenciling!
Michelle and the Cutting Edge Stencils Crew