Stencils are a budget-minded crafter’s best friend. You can use stencils to freshen up thrift store finds or turn something old that you already own into something cute and new-to-you. Here are 10 awesome stencil home decor projects to whet your whistle!
I love a good typography art project, and these woodgrain monogram letters are so simple and cute! Carissa at Creative Green Living used an inexpensive blank monogram letter and peel and stick stencils to create this glittery faux bois effect. You could make this project even more budget-friendly by cutting your own monogram letter out of an old cardboard box instead of buying a blank. Wouldn’t this look sweet hanging up in your kid’s room?
Cooking with fresh herbs can be pretty pricey, but you might feel intimidated by the idea of growing your own. There are lots of herbs that are actually pretty easy to keep alive, even if you’re just planting them in your kitchen window! It’s all about knowing what to grow and how to care for it.
Don’t these cats look cozy in their little hammocks? You can sew these up for the cats in your life or make them to donate to your local animal rescue! Squidoo user (Squidooer?) Pam Irie opted for the latter, and she shares her detailed tutorial in case you want to do the same thing! I love how these cat hammocks give your kitty an elevated place to sleep. I don’t know about your cats, but mine prefer being up high, so they can survey their kingdom.
Getting kids to eat their veggies can be a little bit tricky, can’t it? My 11-month-old just dove headfirst into a phase where anything green on his tray that’s not avocado goes straight onto the floor. Maddening! These are the kid-friendly vegetable recipes I’m looking at to avoid more of this picky eating as he gets bigger.
Kristi at Addicted 2 Decorating shared a tutorial for making a magnetic chalkboard spice rack, and frankly it’s genius. The spices go in small glass jars with magnets on the lids, so you can pull them down and stash them easily. The chalkboard means you can label what’s what and change things up as you replace the spices in your stash. Love it!