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Word art stencils are one of my favorite frugal decor hacks. I have used this trick all over my house to personalize and decorate. I am going to give you instructions to do it yourself. But if you feel overwhelmed I have included a sample file at the end of the post.
Do you love the look of this?
Here is how you can do it yourself!
You will need:
- An Hour
- Computer & Printer
- Some tape (prefer painter tape or washi)
- Xacto Knife
- Craft Paint
- Paint Brushes
- Laminator (optional)
- Helpers (optional)
Open new document in Landscape orientation.
Type Text and increase to desired size. You may want to print of a few different sizes and fonts and tape to a wall so that you can see how it would look. One of my favorite places to grab fonts is 1001 Free Fonts. Don’t forget there are fonts that have nothing to do with letters.
Highlight all text and change it to white. Then select the outline and change it to black. You can also change the weight of the line.
Once you print this you will need to cut and paste the pages together. When you do this you will need to cut the edge off one of the pages. Place the edges together matching the spacing of the previous letters.
Another alternative to using this is to upload a file to Block Posters.
Before using the exacto knife it helps to tape the pages down to your work surface.
Before you do any cutting if you want to have the template more durable you will need to laminate it. Once it is laminated you will take each piece and use a exacto or hobby knife to cut out the black outline. In the case of the center of letters like an O you will need to leave a small strip of paper connected and you will paint over that later.
This is what your final product should look like. It is a bit smudgy because my 8 year old loves to help :). That can be fixed with a bit of paint thinner.
If you want a cheat sheet here you go!