5 Easy Pieces — DIY Stenciling

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Using stencils for home decor can be just this. Photo: Krrb.com/stcfinds?auto=format

Using stencils for home decor can be just this. Photo: Krrb.com/stcfinds?auto=format

As part of a series called 5 Easy Pieces, we’ll be gathering our favorite upcycled, re-purposed, vintage, and handmade stuff from around the web for you to buy or make yourself. So stay tuned for quick lists of 5 must-haves and get ready to wish you had thought of that.

Nautical Decor

Add a subtle sailing motif with this rope stencil. Photo: Etsy.com/shop/DIYstencils?auto=format

Add a subtle sailing motif with this rope stencil. Photo: Etsy.com/shop/DIYstencils?auto=format

Applying a DIY decor to your walls is smooth sailing with a laser cut mylar stencil. The square knot rope design ($35) has a subtle nautical theme that goes with any furnishings. Find this stencil at Etsy.com/shop/DIYstencils?auto=format.

Aviary Design

Try this beautiful peacock design on your walls. Photo: Cuttingedgestencils.com

Try this beautiful peacock design on your walls. Photo: Cuttingedgestencils.com

Add drama to a boring room with stenciled peacock feathers. The elegant wall stencil ($59.95) from HGTV’s Kim Myles “Global Glam Collection” is an easy way to add sophistication to any decor. Find this stencil at Cuttingedgestencils.com.

Moroccan Patterns

This small scale pattern works for walls and furniture. Photo: Royaldesignstudio.com

This small scale pattern works for walls and furniture. Photo: Royaldesignstudio.com

The classic Moroccan Arches translate to a calm yet interesting pattern. It’s smaller scale makes this stencil ideal ($24) for using on furniture and cabinetry. To get your hands on this stencil, visit Royaldesignstudio.com.

Butterfly Accessories

Colorful butterflies add a sense of whimsy to children's furniture. Photo: Etsy.com/shop/meretant?auto=format

Colorful butterflies add a sense of whimsy to children's furniture. Photo: Etsy.com/shop/meretant?auto=format

This cheerful butterfly design is perfect for a child’s bedroom. The reusable stencil ($15.70) can be applied to walls, furniture and fabric. To get stenciling, visit Etsy.com/shop/meretant?auto=format.

Large Scale Florals

Trendy large scale Zinnias make a statement above your couch. Photo: Etsy.com/shop/CuttingEdgeStencils?auto=format

Trendy large scale Zinnias make a statement above your couch. Photo: Etsy.com/shop/CuttingEdgeStencils?auto=format

Add visual interest to your living room with large Zinnias stenciled in bright colors. The reusable stencil ($13.95) is an affordable way to get this trend in your own home. Visit Etsy.com/shop/CuttingEdgeStencils?auto=format for your stencil.

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