Entries are rolling in—make that pouring in!—for our Family Craft Challenge, and I couldn’t be more excited about the imaginative ways people have been DIYing with Handmade Charlotte stencils. Fabrics, suitcases, boxes, you name it—people are jazzing up all kinds of household items.
Don’t worry—there’s still time to get in on the action. Visit Handmade Charlotte for the details and submit your entries by Saturday, October 4. In the meantime, check these 8 amazing DIY stencil projects from some of my favorite crafting bloggers. They’re bound to inspire your own project. If they do, please share because the prizes we’re giving away are big!
Stenciled Vintage Suitcase
visit Holy Craft for the tutorial
Kids love cases—opening and shutting them, filling them with stuff, and carrying them around. So why not make an old suitcase new with modern stencils? Holy Craft used the To the Moon stencil, but you could design your own with with just about any of our stencils.
visit Zaka Life for the tutorial
Fun, modern pattern + giant origami. Can you think of anything more fun than that? I can’t. Check out thisZaka Life tutorial for a project the kids will love. Plus, as a result, you get some inspired kids room decor. Can’t beat that!
DIY Dress Makeover
visit Small for Big for the tutorial
As Bar, over at Small for Big, says, “It’s easy to take blah to gah” when stencil meets a humdrum dress or shirt. This is a great way to spruce up a rack-sale find, and kiddos will love wearing an original design.
Planter Box & Catch All Box
visit Five Sixteenths for the tutorial
This tray makeover is a great use of the number stencils, making everyday clutter look fun and organized.
Neon & Nude Zipper Pouches
visit Pretty Prudent for the tutorial
Zipper pouches make an awesome project because they’re not only easy, but they’re also cheap! The ladies over at Pretty Prudent stenciled these up as a teachers gift. Great idea!
Decorative Stenciled Book Covers
visit the Scrap Shoppe for the tutorial
Having books around the house inspires reading, so why not revamp some old, dusty tomes with this Scrap Shoppe tutorial. It’s an inspiring way to customize your library.
Sewing Table Revamp
visit Diary of a Mad Crafter for the tutorial
Just look at this Moroccan Tile stencil job. It completely transformed an ordinary sewing table into a vibrant workstation!
Color Blocked Triangle Tote Bag
visit White House Black Shutters for the tutorial
Tote bags are a fantastic canvas for stencils. Order a few plain ones for your next kids party and let guests decorate one and take it home as a parting gift.