DIY Stencil Alphabet Art

by Destri on October 17, 2011

I am just putting the final touches on Eleni’s room and I can’t wait to show you how it all came together.  I have taken it slowly, finishing a project at a time, and then just living with it for a bit before deciding on the next.  It has made it a much more enjoyable experience verses my usual let’s see if I can pull this all together within a weekend without a wink of sleep method :).  I like the end result better than any room I have ever worked in too.  It feels collected and added to over time.  Some things match, some don’t, but all in all – I think it all fits together perfectly.

Stencil Alphabet Art

I wanted to share one of my favorite projects from the room to date for the readers that missed it back in January on Design Mom.  It’s quick and easy and you only need a few supplies to pull it off; don’t worry, there’s no stenciling involved.  I use fabric or paper and spray paint.  Spray paint therapy is the best :)…catch me after the jump for the full tutorial!

How To Make Personalized Alphabet Art

Diy Stencil Alphabet Tutorial


The best part of this project is that you can customize it to match the room it will be used in.  You can make it for a boy or a girl, and you can use fabric or paper.


  • alphabet stencil (here is the exact one I bought)
  • spray paint (use bright white if you have a white mat)
  • scrap fabric or paper for the letters – you can even use one sheet
  • glue stick
  • frame



Start with a clean stencil.  Keep in mind that it doesn’t have to be limited to just the alphabet, there are a lot of fun stencils that this project would be fun for.

Spray paint in box

I like to put anything I am spray painting in a box if I can, it helps to contain the mess to the box, and I don’t have to worry about anything blowing onto the wet paint.  I did multiple light layers of paint until I reached the coverage I liked.  Let the paint dry in between coats.

Fabric on stencil

Once the stencil has dried, turn it over and glue on the paper or fabric.  You could even use one large sheet of paper (little hounds tooth would be so cute!) or fabric.  I had little swatches of fabric that I cut to fit over the letters.  Just put a little glue around the letter, then stick on the fabric or paper then rub to seal.

Front side

That’s it!  Now how is that for easy?

Just frame it and you have a piece of personal art to hang.  So many possibilities with this one!

Thanks for stopping in friends, hope everyone had a great weekend.  Keep on the lookout for the finished room, I should be able to post it soon!

You can find all the tutorials from Eleni’s room including the toddlers bench, bedding and more.


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