Ever wondered where to buy stencils for furniture and walls?
Yes, your local craft stores have stencils, but they’re unlikely to be the cool, trendy stencils that you see paraded all over Pinterest.
You can take the most boring piece of furniture and add a coat of paint and stencils and–BOOM!–suddenly it has an amazing “WOW” factor it didn’t have with just a coat of paint.
That’s what I have used stencils in many of my DIY projects because it adds a bit of flair without needing to buy many more tools or materials–only buying stencils.
And I tend to use the same stencils over and over, so they’re cost effective when you look at how many projects on which you can reuse them!
But the question is, where to buy stencils for furniture and walls?
For those quality and trendy stencils, you’ve got to go online. And in this post, I’m going to share with you my top favorite places to buy stencils, along with info on how I sometimes like to make my own stencils.
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Now let’s jump into it!
Where to Buy Stencils For Furniture and Walls
Here are the places that I’ve found have really great places for buying stencils.
The very first stencil for furniture that I owned was from an online stencil shop called Royal Design Studio, one of the largest online retails for furniture and wall stencils.
It was a gorgeous Floral Damask stencil that was so pretty on everything from table tops, outdoor tables, and on wooden notebooks that I had hand-crafted.
When you own quality stencils like from Royal Design Studio, you can reuse them over and over again!
Here are links to where to buy stencils for furniture and walls, which happen to be some of my favorite stencils!
My Top 5 Favorite Royal Design Studio Stencils For Furniture and Walls
- Floral Damask Wall Stencil – This pretty floral damask stencil has been used on at least 5 different projects in my house! You will absolutely love it! (This is the stencil that I used above).
- Mansion House Grille Trellis Wall Stencil – I used this stencil for my half-bath makeover (seen below) and it turned out very well! I’ll admit that it was hard stenciling around such tight corners in a small bathroom, but I stuck with it and loved how it turned out! You can even watch the full video tutorial here.
- Stitched Arrow Craft Stencil – This stencil is perfect for a teen’s bedroom, pillows, and accents around the home, such as dresser drawers.
- Palace Trellis Moroccan Wall Stencil – This stencil looks great as a wall accent, on ceilings and walls with molding to accent its artistic beauty, and “busy” enough that little imperfections in your wall or stenciling technique wouldn’t be noticed. Love this one!
Why You’ll Like Them
Royal Design Studio actually sells Annie Sloan Chalk Paint on its website, too. I’m not sure when this awesome change happened, but I think they’re headed in the right direction!
So not only can you buy stencils and stencil supplies here, but you can get it all in one shipment:
It seems like a one-stop shop for all your stenciling needs, which makes getting all the products you need for stenciling jobs pretty easy.
I’ve never used Cutting Edge Stencils but they’re right on par with Royal Design Studio stencils.
If you’ve been confused about where to buy stencils for furniture and walls, Cutting Edge Stencils is one of the few big-name sites that offer really attractive, on-trend stencils.
And if you sign up for their newsletter, they’ll give you a 10% off coupon on your first stencil. 🙂
My Favorite Cutting Edge Stencils
Below are a few of my favorite Cutting Edge Stencils!
- Chalkboard stencils – Love that they offer big designs where you can actually write inside of them, like the Chiara Chalkboard Stencil above! How cute!
- Fossil Stencils – These look like real pre-historic fossils when used with plaster! So inventive! Great for the scientists in your life. 😉
- Mandala stencils – These stencils remind me of beautiful, symmetric henna tattoos for your walls and furniture. Love them!
Why You’ll Like Them
Cutting Edge Stencils goes above and beyond on their website to offer free PDF Printable Instructions on how to stencil, which is a great option so you can print them out and have them handle while working on your projects!
They also have a bunch of tutorial videos, and while most of them seem a bit old and outdated, the information is still very relevant and helpful.
You also received a free “surprise” stencil (worth $4.95) with each order. Love that they do that!
We all know and love Etsy, right?
It’s the best place online to support your favorite artisans, including people that can make awesome stencils.
Don’t forget to check Etsy for buying stencils because there are a bunch of creative people that deserve a chance.
Here are a few of my favorite stencils for furniture and walls on Etsy.
- Border stencil for furniture decor by Stencil Labs NY
- French lettering stencils by Ideal Stencils
- Stencils with skulls, Incredible Hulk, super hero logos and more unique stencils, such as Breaking Bad stencils! You can’t find these kinds of stencils elsewhere! By Comic Art by Andy
4. Craft Stores & Home Improvement Stores
You can buy stencils for walls and furniture at pretty much any craft stores (click for a link to their stencils pages):
The thing is that if you’re looking to buy large stencils for walls, which are typically larger, many of these craft and home improvement stores aren’t going to offer those. You’re likely to be limited in the size of the stencil you can find there.
Don’t try to use a small stencil on a large wall (if you’re covering a lot of square footage). It would take forever! 🙂
For smaller craft projects like pillows, small wooden boxes, etc., you can definitely find cute stencils from these craft and home improvement stores.
Just be sure to check the size of the stencil before buying, especially if you’re buying stencils online.
A larger stencil such as this one that I used for my half bathroom makeover allowed me to get the stenciling done quickly since I could cover more area.
(P.S. Notice that this Moroccan tile stencil from Hobby Lobby is pretty small and would work well for pillows, dresser drawers, table tops, etc.).
5. How to Make Your Own Stencils
When it comes to making your own stencils, you’ve got a couple of choices.
First, you can go the cheap route and get some stenciling sheets from Amazon, with a stencil cutting knife, and design your own stencils.
Or you can go the expensive route and buy yourself a DIY cutting machine.
Several years ago I bought a Silhouette Cameo which can cut stencils and vinyl (among other things like paper, cardstock, and fabric up to 12 inches wide). I haven’t nearly used my Cameo for everything it can do! I have only used my Cameo for cutting vinyl.
I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the stencils for these cute DIY hanging fence garden planters that I made.
I tend to use vinyl to make my stencils because they give such a crisp edge. There’s very little bleeding underneath of the stencil as long as you don’t overload the paint or stencil brush.
To make your own stencils for cheaper, get yourself the following materials:
How to Make Your Own Stencils
- Clear stencil sheets
- Stencil Cutting Kit
- Fun designs – Print them out and use them as templates for cutting out your own stencils
What Paint Should You Use For Stenciling?
People always ask me “what paint should I use when stenciling furniture?” and I always have to lead them back to my in-depth post called What’s the Best Paint For Furniture?
There’s not one best paint.
They all work pretty well on furniture with little to no sanding or priming.
So don’t get caught up on which paint to use (but check out the post to read the PROs and CONs of the 10 most popular brands of furniture paint).
One option to consider, though, is FolkArt Chalk paint. It’s relatively inexpensive and I tend to use this paint for stenciling onto wooden signs.
It’s only about $5.50 so it’s perfect in small amounts for not a lot of money and comes in 42 colors.
Use Regular Paint For Stenciling Walls
The paint you use on your walls should be different than the paint you’d use on furniture. Wall paint doesn’t stick quite as well as paint designed for furniture unless you sand and prime. Furniture paints are “hearty” and will stick to nearly anything–wood, plastic, glass, metal–you name it, generally without sanding or priming first (yes, even shiny furniture).
But if you’re stenciling walls, regular ‘ole paint from your home improvement store will be just fine. 🙂
Some Stenciling Ideas
Now that you know where to buy stencils for furniture and walls, get inspired with some of these stenciling projects.
- Stenciling Fabric: How to Make a DIY Window Privacy Screen
- Stenciling Furniture: Turn a Jewelry Box Into a DIY Craft Organizer
- Stenciling Walls: BEFORE & AFTER Colorful Gray Half Bathroom Makeover
- Stenciling a Table: How to Paint Outdoor Furniture
- Stenciling a Dresser: How to Paint a Dresser in 10 Easy Steps
How to Use Stencils
Be sure to check out my post How to Use Stencils: A Complete Guide for info on how to use stencils, especially if you’re a newbie to stenciling!
So now you know where to buy stencils for furniture and walls! And don’t forget that you can stencil fabric, glass, plastic, and a bunch of other things, too!
From where do you like to buy your stencils?
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