10 DIY Vinyl Stencil Projects

If you haven’t figured it out by now Matt and I LOVE to make over just about anything we can get our hands on!  Over the past year we have been lucky enough to have created one of a kind custom pieces.  Most of these pieces have been enhanced by the use of a vinyl stencil.

A lot of times I see a stencil used in the positive manner in which the stencil permanently stays on whatever it is adhered  to.  We take a different view on stencils.  A stencil is perfect for masking off the space around it and allowing us to paint in the negative space on the stencil.

10 DIY Stencil Projects by: theDIYvillage.com

Today we are sharing with you some of our favorite stencil projects we have created.  And if we are lucky you will be inspired to create your own stencil project!

1.  Monogrammed Jewelry Box

DIY Monogrammed Jewelry Box: theDIYvillage.com

This little beauty was made from a unfinished pine box from the dollar store.
Using a vinyl stencil, paint, and stain I made one of my favorite projects to date!
Learn more about how I turned this stencilled monogrammed box into a Pop-up Photo Box.

2.  The Woodland Dresser

Woodland Themed Dresser : theDIYvillage.com

This pretty lady was made over by Matt!
After what seemed like an eternity of trying to figure out what to do with this dresser, Matt finally decided to create a huge woodland stencil for the dresser.


3.  Vintage Industrial Bar Stools 

Vintage Industrial Numbered Bar Stools by: theDIYvillage.com

These bar stools were inspired by some cute industrial stools I had spotted at Target.
I was able to take the stools down to raw wood and created a custom numbered stencil for the stools.
The numbers represent the a dear friends anniversary.

4.  Old Wine Crates turned to Rolling Storage

Up-cycled Wine Crates to Rolling Storage by: theDIYvillage.com

At a neighborhood yard sale I scored a few old wine crates.
They were perfect for under our coffee table but needed something else!
I made a vinyl word stencil, stained them, and added wheels.
Easy fun storage!

5. Reverse Stencil Coffee Table

Reverse Stencil Coffee Table by: theDIYvillage.com

An old oak drop leaf coffee table was given new life by using a bird stencil in reverse and painting around the bird rather inside the bird.
And the Duck Egg Blue Annie Sloan Chalk Paint give it the perfect touch!

6.  Every Day I Love You Wall Art

Everyday I Love You : An Affordable Word Art

Matt created this piece of artwork for me as a sweet Valentine’s Day gift.
He gives a tutorial on how he created and used the vinyl stencil to create this wonderful word art.

7.  DIY Dog Bowl Chairs Elevated Feeding Station

DIY Dog Bowl Chairs - Elevated Feeding Station by: theDIYvillage.com We acquired some old school chairs that had some damage and were bound for the trash can.
Thanks to my sisters suggestion I was able to use a simple vinyl stencil and a jig saw to make an elevated feeding station for our big dog Fenway!

8.  Pottery Barn Inspired Number Chair

Pottery Barn Inspired Number Chair by: theDIYvillage.com

Another quick vinyl stencil project that was inspired by a fun Pottery Barn numbered painting.
This chair is so fun and colorful!
I love it!

9.  Longitude and Latitude Signs

Longitude and Latitude Signs by: theDIYvillage.com Matt created these awesome stencil signs for my parents for Christmas one year.
They represent some of the cites they have lived in together as husband and wife!

10.  Street Address Dresser

Street Dresser by: theDIYvillage.com Yet again Matt does not disappoint when he used vinyl stencils to create a custom dresser that showcases the places we have lived throughout our lives!

We hope we were able to inspire you all to think outside of the box and not be afraid to take some risks!


  1. says

    Ha! I have seen that woodland dresser on Pinterest but didn’t realize it was yours. I LOVE IT. These are all great inspiration and really unique ideas. I melted at the pic of your dog eating out of his custom bowls. So cute!
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  2. De says

    just started following you a month ago but I love your blog and your ideas are really great! I’m dying to do some of these when I move into my forever home in June! And I’m in love with your signs for your parents since I too, lived in Pittsburg, KS right after I was married 32 years ago!! Were your mom and dad “Gorilla’s”? It’s a small world!! :)

    • says

      Hey De! You are dead on my parents were both Gorillas and were married at the Catholic Church on Campus back in 1970! How fun that you lived there as well!

  3. says

    Wow! Awesome projects! Thanks for the collection. So cool to see at once 😉
    Jamie ~ somuchbetterwithage.com
    PS: I’m having a giveaway on my blog right now!

  4. says

    I have some stencils in our home already, but there are so many more cute ways I could use them that I hadn’t thought of. I know our readers will love it, too! We have a weekly Thursday (today:) link up party at allthingswithpurpose.com. We would love to see this post there along with the post on dying your jeans!! We are also your newest FB like :)
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