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Stencil Ideas for Crafters

Thinking about that new Cricut, but can't decide whether you'll use it enough? Trying to put that fancy laser cutter to use? Here are some stenciling ideas that should get you started. Let us know what you're working on!

Kids faces stenciled on a wall at home

Kids' faces on a wall

Capture a portrait so that you see the most important features of the face (taking the picture at an angle from a single light source usually provides enough contrast for this), and then upload to Bay Stencil. Choose the one you like best, and order the hard copy stencil to reproduce it anywhere you like.

Dachshund perches in cardboard box that has dachshund stenciled on it

Pets' pictures in their favorite places

Capture a portrait so that you see the most important features of the face (taking the picture at an angle from a single light source usually provides enough contrast for this), and then upload to Bay Stencil. Choose the one you like best, and order the hard copy stencil to reproduce it anywhere you like.

Childs face stenciled onto two gift bags

Stenciled gift bags

Why not put your birthday boy or girl or child on the gift bags at your next event?

Chocolate cake with powdered sugar stenciled onto it

Food stencils

The unfrosted chocolate cake becomes a spectacle with a powdered sugar stencil. Use the lighter layer of a two-color stencil to make your design come alive. Works for sugar cookies or yellow or white cake too--just use the darker layer of a two-color stencil, and a dark sprinkle like cocoa powder cinnamon or sugar that's been colored with ordinary food coloring.

Stencils for glass, plastic, paper and metal recycling containers

Make chores easier with stencils for common tasks

It doesn't have to be all fun and games. Tools or locations for special chores.

VW bug stenciled onto stationery

Custom cards

A simple subject makes an elegant card that represents you uniquely. Hand-decorate it to personalize.

Basketball player still looking for the open man

Memorial stencil

In memory of a special person who's departed. To commemorate a person in the location they frequented, or to honor the impact they made.

Linux penguin onesie stencil

Expect the unexpected

Have a great cause or image that you just want to bring everywhere? Take advantage of any situation with a stencil that's ready for anything!

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Tip #7:
Buildings
Buildings and landmarks come out great. Shoot 'em in the middle of the day, so the shadows fall in the windows and doorways. Is there a special home or landmark in your past?
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