Craft Tip Make Your Own Homemade Stencil Cheap and Affordable

How to Make Your Own Homemade Stencils with No Big Cost or Tools at All

Do you still remember transperancy films for over head projectors? These days, we don't really use them anymore but doesn't mean that it has lost its purpose. Personally, I love these transperancy films because I use them to make my own homemade stencils. Plus you can save some cash just designing your own stencils! 

The process is really simple! Let me show you how:

1. Look for a design and print it out. Alternatively, you can draw your design too on a piece of paper.

2. Place the transperancy film on top of your design. Use a sharpie to trace it. 

3. Next, carefully cut it out with a blade.

4. Once you are done, you can tape the corners with a masking tape so that you don't cut yourself (it can get pretty sharp)
You can use it to stencil on wood for furniture makeovers or on fabric like cushion covers!

Wash it and reuse it for your next project. No wastage at all!

In these images, I used a homemade stencil and fabric paints by Pebeo to stencil on a plain cushion cover that I got from AEON. OHP transperancy film scan be purchased from any stationery stores.

Have fun! Tag your DIYs #theartsycraftsy

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