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DIY Stencil Tutorial

By: Elise Engh from
DIY Stencil Tutorial
DIY Stencil Tutorial
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Stencils can be great crafting tools, but what happens when you need a stencil you just don't have? Instead of scouring the internet for the perfect cutout, why not make your own stencil with this DIY Stencil Tutorial? This tutorial is so easy; all you really need is some cardboard and an X-acto knife. You can download the stencil outline provided in the tutorial or draw your own, depending on your needs. With this easy cardboard craft, you'll never need to buy another stencil again!

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteUnder an hour


Primary TechniqueStenciling


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cardboard might not be the best material to make stencils out of due to durability issues from the cardboard getting wet with paint - some kind of plastic would be better probably

This is a great idea. It's so true that sometimes you just don't have the stencil you need. This is a great resource for creating any design you might want!


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