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Stenciled Stool

Make this adorable stenciled stool to add color and height to any child's bedroom.





  1. Step 1

    Prime and paint footstool and allow to dry.

  2. Step 2

    Print image or letters on card stock. Cut each shape or letter from the card stock with the craft knife to create a stencil. Carefully preserve and set aside the centers of letters (such as "o" or "a"), if they are part of your design.

  3. Step 3

    Spray the card stock stencil with stencil adhesive and position on top of stool. Replace centers of letters (using stencil adhesive) once the main stencil is positioned, if necessary.

  4. Step 4

    Apply acrylic paint to stencil with a sea sponge. Let dry.

  5. Step 5

    Peel off stencil.

The Martha Stewart Show, January 2009



Reviews (4)

  • ACutts 26 Jan, 2009

    I'm using my Cricut to do this!

  • ACutts 26 Jan, 2009

    I'm using my Cricut to do this!

  • Allie from Albany 26 Jan, 2009

    Stenciled Stool. I can hear the old time Beavis and Butthead just going "heh, heh heh, heh heh heh..."

  • lbuser 26 Jan, 2009

    Okay, I made one of these for each of my grandkids for Christmas with snowmen on them. They LOVED them, and of course took them home. They were so easy and inexpensive to make that I am making 3 more for them to have when they come to visit. They are light enough that the little ones can haul them from my office to the bathroom and back again and they sit on them to play.