Craft: How to Make Stenciled Home Decor

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Hey friends! It's Jamielyn from I {heart} Nap Time and I'm excited to share this fun craft with you guys featuring Royal Design Studio.

stencil craft

I wanted to brighten up my mantel a bit for Spring/Summer and this piece gave it a fresh new look. I'm loving the light blue and white together.

How to Make Stenciled Home Decor

Here's what you'll need to get started:

stencil craft


  • Wood board
  • Stencil (I used small chiez shiek)
  • Paint
  • Paint roller (I used the Martha Stewart attachment)
  • Vinyl or letter stencils
  • Sand paper

stencil craft


The first thing you'll do is paint your board one solid color. Allow the paint to dry for at least one hour and then you can do your stencil. All you do is lay your stencil on top of the wood and hold it in place. Use your other hand to roll the paint on gently. If you're worried about the stencil sliding you could tape it down as well.


I wanted my edges a little distressed, so I took my sander and roughed up the edges a little bit.

I thought it needed something in the middle so I cut out a piece of vinyl with my CAMEO and laid it on top. You could use stencil letters for this step as well.

stencil craft

Now you have a custom piece of art to display in your home. Isn't the word "delightful" so fun?! 🙂

Have you tried stencils in your home? How did it go?

Jamielyn is the founder and managing editor of She is married to her best friend and together they have two beautiful children just under two years apart. Her days are filled with lots of snuggles, crafts, e-mails, avoiding the ever-growing pile of laundry, play dough, sneaking bites of chocolate and wondering, “Is it nap time yet?!” I Heart Nap Time is a creative site sharing DIY home projects on a budget, crafts, sewing tutorials, easy recipes, tips and techniques. Connect with her on Facebook or Twitter.

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Jamielyn created I {Heart} Nap Time where she shares her creativity, DIY Projects, crafts, sewing tutorials and recipes. Jamielyn enjoys spending time with her family and building their home in Phoenix Arizona.


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