Are you ready to start your Christmas Crafts? For artist and crafters like us preparing for the Holidays is almost as exciting as waking up on Christmas Morning.
It’s a great time to bring back an old-fashioned traditional Christmas with homemade Christmas crafts.
If you want to jump right in then look to the right for a list of all the Holiday Arts and Crafts Projects using Christmas Stencils which are ready for you to create. And don't forget to visit The Stencils Store for holiday and year round designs. Below is our featured Christmas Crafts Design Book of Stencils and a couple others I think you might like.
OK - Normally when we think about using stencil designs we imagine pressing paint into the openings. Right now I’m going to ask you to wipe that image out of your mind because we are going to do Christmas Art Projects that use stencils in a whole new way. Watch the video below and you'll find exciting new ways to use stencils!
Do you remember why the Grinch stole Christmas? He did it because he was tired of all the commercialism. I can sympathize. I long for the times when Christmas was more about spending time with loved ones and less about stressing over finding the perfect gift; when little handmade mementos were more valuable than a department store gift card. Just call me sentimental, but my favorite part of Christmas is getting together with friends to make cookies, spending time with the kids coloring Santa Claus pictures and conjuring up any Christmas crafts that I can think up.
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In the picture below are a few decorated cloth napkins. They were easy to do and you can get the designs at Free
Christmas Tree Stencils.
With the state of things today, there are many reasons to return to the simpler times when we exchanged homemade Christmas crafts. Here are just a few of the best reasons:
You’ll save money by making homemade gifts, cards and decorations! These days everyone can use a little of this. But don’t feel guilty. A gift should never have a dollar obligation amount attached to it. It really is about what comes from the heart and a homemade gift shows that you took the time to make something special for a loved one and what is more valuable than your time. Besides with some great ideas you’ll be delivering gifts that everyone will enjoy!
Looking for a stress buster? Well, creating Christmas crafts is a great way to reduce stress for a couple of good reasons. First, if you make some great gifts and decorations, that’s less time in the stores and malls (and what’s more stressful than fighting the crowds and worrying about if what you bought is the perfect gift). Second, it’s very relaxing and enjoyable to create. Not to mention that you will feel uplifted and motivated to think about the nice gifts that you are making for the special people in your life.
Want to make someone feel really special? I will always remember the time a friend of mine cried because she loved my homemade gift so much. The truth is that if you give someone a gift that came from your hands that is truly an item that they cannot get anywhere themselves. No matter how much money they have or what resources they can pull from, a homemade gift is unique!
Christmas should be about the people in our lives, right? Then I have a great idea! Plan some time to get together with friends and family to work with Christmas craft patterns. It’s a great way to share ideas and work out some one-of-a-kind decorations. Have a wine and cheese and crafts party. Better yet, get the kids involved. They love making things and can you think of a better way to encourage their creativity. Arts and crafts are great for people of all ages, so don’t leave out Grandma and Grandpa too. I bet they can add a few hints to the projects on hand.
In fact, children love doing craft projects, but after a while, there is no room left to display their little masterpieces. But, the holidays offer a unique time because they can make gifts for the family that will be highly cherished.
That being said, I have come up with some great Christmas Card Ideas. Of course, you can use Christmas stencils the usual way and paint the image onto a card, but there are many other ways. I took a few stencils from my collections and explored just how many ideas I could come up with using them to decorate Christmas cards and put all the information here.
I know when you take the time to relax and immerse yourself into a fulfilling project you will not only get into the spirit of the season you will also make someone feel very special because you took the time to make something special for them (and it’s OK if that person is you)!
Now, I know you can come up with many creative Christmas crafts. After all, it’s that personal touch that you're shooting for, right? And don’t forget that even in the end the Grinch found out that Christmas was something that comes from the heart!
We are thrilled to introduce our selection of downloadable stencils in The Stencils Store. Instant gratification at its finest! You don't need a special printer - these designs are specially formatted to print straight from your home computer on standard letter sized paper. Once downloaded, you will have your complete stencil booklet with patterns and instructions. Just click, buy and print!
The books below are related to Christmas Crafts. Each book will come to you as a downloadable pdf file in your e-mail. Just check your e-mail after purchase for the link to connect to your file and print or save. It's that easy!
All designs can be adjusted to fit your project size. Instructions are included. Pages are 8.5” x 11”.
If you'd rather get your Stencil Books in Print, just click the blue button below each book.
Christmas: A Book of Stencils
This collection includes 9 designs. They are Santa Claus, a Reindeer, a Christmas Tree (with options for decorations), a Candle with Holly Accents, Bells with a Bow, a Gingerbread Boy and Girl, and a String of Lights.
This purchase is for a 42 Page PDF file that will be e-mailed to you directly.
To get this Book in Print for just $19.95 click here:
Classic Christmas Cards
Here’s a neat little book that I created for Christmas card making. The designs can be used as stencils or masks. You can use them to apply paint or cut out colored paper and paste. Stencils included are the Christmas tree and star, the reindeer, the ornament and bow and of course the carolers. Also, included is a pattern so that you can make matching envelopes. It has complete instructions and many ideas for creating a variety of cards.
And it's only $4.50.
To get this Book in Print for just $14.95 click here:
Fleur de lis: Book of Stencils
This collection includes 22 designs. Ten are easy single overlay. Six have 2 overlays and six have 3 overlays. You may not normally think of these designs for your Christmas Crafts but they do add an elegant touch.
This purchase is of a PDF file which has 63 pages.
To get this Book in Print for just $19.95 click here:
Angels: A Book of Stencils
These will be wonderful additions to your Christmas Crafts.
This collection includes 4 designs- Angel in Thought, Young Angel, Angel with Trumpet and Guardian Angel. Angels are a classic addition to your Christmas Arts and Crafts.
This purchase is of a PDF file with 32 pages.
To get this Book in Print for just $19.95 click here:
Flying Reindeer Stencils
So, do you like the Reindeer Prints pictured here? They're very easy 2 overlay stencils in a down-loadable pdf file so that you can get your stencils right away (they will be e-mailed to you). Complete instructions included. Click on the picture for project ideas.
Not Available in Print.
If you're looking for Stencil Pattern Books in Print (like these or the one above) then visit our Printer's Book Shop for a large variety of stencil collections. These books are easy to follow and come with complete instructions. You'll find all of the stencil designs used as examples throughout this site.
Hey! Don’t forget that I (and everyone else) want to see what you have done with your teddy bear stencil stencil. Just click on Stenciling Projects to get your masterpiece showcased here on this web site. Won’t that be exciting! Or if you have any questions or want to share information join in on the Stencil Blog. Well, I hope to hear from you soon.
P.S. I invite you to watch this informative Holiday Stencil Tutorial Video. It’s great to see some new techniques in action. Plus you’ll pick up on a few fun ideas to add to your holiday preparations.
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Wait! Here's that great video I promised you. It's about creating 3D art with stencils. Enjoy!
If you love making things then Christmas is the very best time of year. This site has so many ideas that I wanted to put all the links to Christmas Crafts at your fingertips - after all, time is of the essence this time of year! Enjoy and Merry Christmas!
Angel Stencil - Free Angel Stencils.
Christmas Art Activities - Decorate Ornaments with Stencils.
Christmas Art Craft - Find great ideas for making Tree Skirts with Stencils.
Christmas Art Ideas - Watch a Video for more Christmas Craft Ideas.
Christmas Art Prints - Find a new way to use Holiday Decorations.
Christmas Art Projects - Watch a video about using Stencils to create in different ways other than with paint.
Christmas Card Templates
Christmas Arts and Crafts - Make a beautiful candle holder with Stencils.
Christmas Card Ideas
Christmas Craft Activities - Use Stencils to make unique Stockings to hang by the fire.
Christmas Craft Ideas - Decorate Gift Bags.
Christmas Craft Patterns
Christmas Projects - Decorate unique Gift Tags.
Christmas Tree Stencils
Free Christmas Stencils
Gingerbread Man Stencil - Ideas and a Free Stencil.
Holiday Crafts - Here is the place for all your Holiday Crafts.
Holiday Stencil - Watch a Video with a unique way of using Stencils for Holiday Decorations.
Homemade Christmas Crafts - See how to use Stencils to embellish cloth napkins.
Make a Snowflake
Printable Christmas Stencils
Snowflake Crafts - Gift and Decoration Ideas with Artful Snowflakes.
Snowflake Designs - Here is where you'll see how to put your Snowflake Designs to use making unique gifts.
Snowflake Patterns - Make 3-D Snowflake Decorations.
Well, I hope you enjoyed all the Christmas Crafts and please come back year round for many other decorating ideas with Stencils!
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MisterArt.com has a dedicated department for stencil supplies. Here you'll find stencil films, paints, books and tools plus and extensive selection of applicators including brushes and sponges.
In these times, we're always looking for a bargain. CreateForLess has a good selection of plastic palettes for you to choose. Plus you'll find Delta Ceramacoat and DecoArt Paints, stencil brushes and applicators, a few pre-cut stencil designs, and many other items on your stencil supplies checklist.
Joann.com carries a variety of high quality acrylic paints, great for stenciling. You'll find brands like Delta Ceramacoat, Folk Art, Americana and DecoArt. They also provide paint applicators and many other arts and crafts and stencil supplies.
If it's pre-cut stencil designs that you are looking for, then may I suggest Stencil Ease. They have decorative, alphabet and industrial designs or they can custom make one for you. You'll also find Americana Acrylic Paints and other stencil supplies.