Crafts: How to Make a Stenciled Wood Sign with Royal Design Studios


Mother's Day is just right around the corner and I love to give my Mother handmade gifts. I recently received some stencils from Royal Design Studios and when I saw my stencils, I knew they would be perfect for what I had in mind for my mom's present this year.

How to Make a Stenciled Garden Wood Sign


  • Scrap Wood - I used 2x2 wood scraps (7 boards are 15" and 2 boards are 10").
  • 14 - 1 1/4" screws - I predrilled the holes and then put the screws in to make sure the wood did not crack.
  • White paint
  • Royal Design Studio Stencil Large Japanese Flower Garden A
  • Red and orange spray paint
  • Vinyl that says "Bloom where you are planted"
  • Tape
  • Scrap paper


Let's get started!

Cut and sand your wood. Line up the 15-inch wood pieces as shown in the picture below. Screw in the two shorter pieces to add stability (this is the back of your sign).

Flip your sign over and paint the wood white. Let dry.

Once it is dry, tape down your Royal Design Studio stencil on the wood. I placed paper around the edges to make sure excess spray paint didn't get anywhere else on the wood.

I want my flower to be red with a pop of orange in the middle. So first I used the orange spray paint and I lightly sprayed around the middle section.

Next I used the red spray paint and lightly sprayed over the rest of the stencil. I lost a bit of the orange so I gave the middle a quick spray of orange in the center again.

Then I carefully removed the stencil and immediately washed it to make sure I wouldn't have a mess later. Let your wood sign dry.

At first I did my vinyl in yellow because I thought it would look really nice with the red and orange. The only problem was the yellow did not show up very well on the white, so I switched to black. My vinyl was created with the Brush Script font (in case you are wondering). Add your vinyl words and you're done!

I think my mom is going to love it!

Do you have any great handmade Mother's Day gift ideas? Please share!

I am so glad I had the opportunity to try out one of Royal Design Studios stencils. I recently met some of the great folks from Royal Design (even took a class) and they were fantastic! I am so excited to try out all of the great techniques I learned.

Summer Rumsey loves most anything related to crafts and cooking. She enjoys sharing her crafts and recipes along with random moments of life on her blog Summer Scraps.

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13 Responses to “Crafts: How to Make a Stenciled Wood Sign with Royal Design Studios”

  1. What a fun project, Summer! I’ve got to figure out how I’m going to use my number stencil… :-)

  2. summerscraps says:

    Thanks Lori! There are a ton of ways you could use your number stencil – put it on a table, make a sign with it – use it in your kids room to help with numbers :)

  3. Julie says:

    So cute, I love it!

  4. Katie says:

    Your sign turned out so cute! And it looks so easy to boot! Thanks for the great tutorial!

  5. summerscraps says:

    Thanks Julie!

  6. summerscraps says:

    Thanks Katie! It really wasn’t difficult at all, I am glad you liked my tutorial :)

  7. jackie white says:

    I really want to make this for the outside of my home. But I don’t think the vinyl will hold up in 110 degree heat. Do you have a suggestion of someone that would make those words into a stencil for me?

  8. summerscraps says:

    Hi Jackie,

    Sorry I did not respond to you sooner. When I took my class from Royal Studio Design someone mentioned that they do make custom stencils. So this is probably something you could contact them about and check on.

    Also another option is to use the negative of the vinyl as your stencil. Put the negative piece on, cover any areas you don’t want paint on and paint the area. That way there is no vinyl on your sign. If you need any help or ideas for that let me know!


  9. Aw Summer! Thank you so much for the nice comment on my stencil class at SNAP! This tutorial is fabulous and I love how you incorporated the spray paint and the effect you got. Really fabulous!!

  10. Summer says:

    Melane I just loved your class at Snap! I am so glad you liked my tutorial :) Thanks so much for your nice comment.

  11. Jen says:

    What vinyl maker do you use?

  12. […] I made.  I think it is soooo cute and perfect for this time of year.  I am sharing it over at Mom It Forward I would love for you to run on over there and check it out.  Let me know what you think! Summer […]

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