Here are some fun free stencils for your Thanksgiving Crafts!
Just right-click on the image and select print. I hope you create some impressive art with these free stenciling patterns.
Don’t know what to do with them? No problem! Just look around on this site and you’ll get loads of ideas. Wait! Don’t just print your stencils from this page and leave. You need to check out the
Holiday Crafts Section for many more fun projects.
Are you new to working with paper stencils? If so (or even if not) you should know that you can prepare your paper stencils so that they can be used again and again. Yeah! That’s right. The one you just printed can become a long term free stencil. It’s easy. Do you have some of that clear, wide packing tape? Just use it to run even strips covering all of the paper surfaces before you cut out the stencil. Burnish or rub the tape down to get the air pockets out. That’s it.
By the way, I like to do just the top side of the paper. If the bottom is slick it can encourage paint to bleed under the stencil and smudge your surface. The underside may get wet when you wash it but just let it dry and you can flatten it back out by storing it in a book.
To see the Pilgrim Hat and Indian Feather in use click over to
Thanksgiving Decorations for great ideas to add a unique touch to the table.
Working with paper stencils has a few advantages. You can adjust the size of your paper stencil to fit the size of your project. Just take the page to a copier and reduce or enlarge. Then cut out the stencil openings. It's that easy.
Can you print on transparency film? If so, then your stencil making is easy. Just make sure that your printer will accommodate the thickness of the film.
Remember, open sections of a stencil are called islands. These are the areas that allow color to be applied on the surface under the stencil. Bridges are the stencil material that separates the islands and keeps the shape of a stencil. These areas block color or paint from reaching the surface.
Cut-and-paint stencils are less expensive (unless of course they are free like these!). You’re not paying for the manufacture, warehousing and shipping of a product. If you can find down-loadable stencil designs you can have your stencil immediately and no delay to your project. Here we offer some free stencils to get you started and a few in book format of our more complex designs. Do you want to see our catalog? Hop over to our Stencils Page.
Did you like these Thanksgiving Crafts and Ideas? Want more Free Printable Stencils? No problem! You'll find more at Free Stenciling Patterns (including a 2-Layer Fleur de lis Stencil). But that’s not all. Keep browsing around the site and you’ll find free stencils galore (like the Free Christmas Stencils )!
You can’t beat these free Thanksgiving Crafts stencils! I hope they have inspired you to get started right away making art with stencils.
And hey! Don’t forget that I (and everyone else) want to see what you have done with your free Thanksgiving Crafts stencils or any of your stenciling art. 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. If you're looking for Stencil Pattern Books in Print (like these), 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 samples throughout this site.
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You'll be amazed at how many Free Stencils we have to offer to you! Just to make it easy, here are the links to all the freebies.
By the way, if you are looking for Free Christmas Stencils or Free Halloween Stencils, there were too many to list here so go to
Art Deco Stencil
Art Nouveau Stencil
Graffiti Art Stencils
Palm Tree Wall Stencils
Free Printable Stencils
Quilting Stencil Patterns
Skull and Crossbones Stencil
Teddy Bear Stencil
Trompe l oeil
Tropical Flower Stencil
I hope you truly enjoy these Free Stencils! Thank you so much for visiting and come back soon for more Stenciling Ideas!
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