10 DIY Stencil Projects for the Holidays

10 DIY Stencil Projects for the Holidays

Kimber Watson
Dec 8, 2014

Stencils are a great addition to the DIYer's tool bag for many reasons. They're inexpensive, allow you to produce multiples quickly and make customizing a cinch. And as an added bonus, they're an easy way for the novice artist to ramp up their skill level! Whether you want to personalize Christmas stockings or gift bags, or whip up a one-of-a-kind tree skirt, here are ten projects we love:


  1. Stenciled muslin bags and a bulletin board make for an easy advent calendar. This one is cuter than any I've seen for sale! Via The Marion House Book.
  2. Make a reindeer silhouette tree skirt or personalize one with your family member's silhouettes. Via The Graphics Fairy.
  3. Find an old board or framed canvas to stencil your own message of holiday cheer. Via The Lilypad Cottage.
  4. Sparkly reindeer art (or whatever design you choose. I've seen a similar Santa version from Pottery Barn.), is an inexpensive way to add to your holiday decor. Via Mixed Method.
  5. Make your mark on gift bags or even as a unique way to disguise a potted living tree container or tree stand. Via Vintage Junky.


  1. These embellished cloth placemats will be around for you to enjoy season after season. Perfect for the kiddos in the house! Via SAS Interiors.
  2. These Mr. and Mrs. Claus silhouette pillows are modeled after a much more expensive version. Fake it using free clipart for your template. Via Sabbe Interior Design.
  3. Give your mirrors or windows a festive, snowy holiday design using acrylic craft paint or fake spray snow. It's a cinch to clean off after the holidays. Via Anythingology.
  4. Another take on the advent calendar, but this one uses stenciled boxes (and who doesn't love the clever take on Rudolph?). Via A Bubbly Life.
  5. If you decided to forgo a real tree, why not make a stenciled chevron board Christmas ornament tree? Via Mommy is Coo Coo.
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