DIY Stencils

What You'll Need:
Piece of paper or cardboard
X-Acto knife or blade for cutting stencil
Spray paint or other durable paint and foam brush
Medium to adhere stencil to (we used coozies)

Step-by-Step Directions:
1. Draw your design or logo onto a piece of paper or cardboard.

2. With a pen or marker, trace the design onto your transparency.

3. Cut the design out with your blade.

4. Use duct tape to adhere the stencil to whatever object you're going to decorate (stencil adhesive also works).

5. Carefully spraypaint the object.
6. Allow to dry and remove the stencil.

Nicole Caldwell

Nicole Caldwell is a self-taught environmentalist, green-living savant and sustainability educator with more than a decade of professional writing experience. She is also the co-founder of Better Farm and president of betterArts. Nicole’s work has been featured in Mother Earth News, Reader’s Digest, Time Out New York, and many other publications. Her first book, Better: The Everyday Art of Sustainable Living, is due out this July through New Society Publishers.