#Giveaway $50 GC DIY Stencil Mania

Guess what? School started back this week! Which means, all of the DIY projects I’ve been lining up are finally going to get done. From 8a – 4p I am a crafting fool I tell you. The first DIY project I want to share with you is a super easy, anyone can do it, stencil project. I love to use stencils, it really adds a nice touch to walls, objects, fabric and more. This stencil project is supplied by istencils.com. They have some really amazing stencils so it wasn’t easy to select the one I wanted. Does any of you have trouble making up your mind about everything, or is it just me? :)

I surfed around istencils.com trying to decide which stencil I wanted to review. I surfed some more, and more, the more I surfed the more items I wanted. I decided to stencil a design in our bedroom so that narrowed the stencils down just a bit. And then I saw it. The one stencil that was crying out “buy me, I’d look so good on your bedroom wall“. Who could resist a crying stencil I ask you? I excitedly waited on my new stencil to arrive and I didn’t have to wait long. 2 days tops. Nothing gets to GA in 2 days! But it did. It came in a cardboard cylinder and believe it or not but this is the first stencil I’ve ever owned that didn’t have the first wrinkle, crease or bent ends.

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Having had terrible results from using tape on a previous stencil, I decided to use Elmer’s craft bond this time.

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I used a small stencil and tested it on one of the walls in one of the guest bedrooms. It worked well, didn’t take the paint off the wall. After it passed the test I was so excited that this was going to be the easiest project ever, while at the same time it would dress up the wall and look so good. It would look good right? I selected one color paint to use and put the Mr. to work.

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I knew he’d have it finished in less than 10 minutes and then he could work on my honey do list.
And he did… but… but… but… but… but…
B B B U U U T T T
B U T

I should have tested the craft bond on OUR bedroom wall. Our bedroom wall paint.

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Conclusion? istencil.com has some of the best stencils I’ve ever had the pleasure of owning. I’d give them a 10/5 star review if I could. On the flip side, Elmer’s craft bond glue should NEVER be used by me for stenciling our walls. Or should it? … I’ve been telling the Mr. for years that I want our bedroom painted. What color do you think I should pick out?

Cost of Stencil, less than $50. Look on the Mr.s face when I removed the stencil, priceless. Ahhhh life is good ;). SO GOOD!

Okay now, admit it, I bet you can’t wait to see my next DIY nightmare project! *falls over laughing*

In the meantime, how would you like to win a $50.00 gift certificate to istencils.com? Entering is so easy using the rafflecopter form.

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Comments

  1. alisa says:

    this looks awesome and i have always wanted to try stenciling on walls or other objects! it seems very popular these days and i can’t wait to get creative!

  2. michelle smith says:

    I love stenciled walls. I’d like to do my kitchen, but haven’t taken the plunge yet!

  3. Missy L says:

    This would be neat! I’ve never stenciled a wall before but have been wanting to

  4. I love stenciling. walls, furniture, clothing, my cat stood still for too long, well you get the picture. great review and the project came out wonderfully.

  5. Rachel McGuire says:

    I have to say. Fabulous review. You had me laughing so much. Now that I know what NOT to do. lol.. Love the stencils.. I have to have one now,now matter what.. I certainly know what to do for my bathroom..

  6. Ruth Hill says:

    I have never used stencils for anything, but I would love to give it a try. Okay, my daughter would be the one to probably use this!

  7. Dawn Kropp says:

    It turned out terrific… AND…seems so simple to do!!

  8. jenny at dapperhouse says:

    Their Pinterest is AMAZING!! Now I have a list of projects I want to do! (Handmade Christmas gifts perhaps)

  9. jenny at dapperhouse says:

    LOL! WOW it STINKS that your stencil got sticky!! Thank you for the honest review. I have decided to give them a try because I have a large piece of furniture I want to stencil.

  10. stephanie @ babe's rockin' mami says:

    Can my comment be about the glue? OMG I can’t believe it did that!! The stencil is beautiful!
    smartinez03 at live dot com

  11. I have been stenciling a lot here lately as well. I love to spiff stuff up but have absolutely NO drawing ability what-so-EVER!

  12. Myra R says:

    its amazing how something as simple as a stencil can make a room or an item look sooo much better/different! i love the stencil u chose! i really wanna do something like that in my living room:)

  13. Thanks for sharing your trial & errors its nice to learn what works & what doesn’t. If I decide to do a stencil project in the future I would consider using istencil.com

  14. Anita Leibert says:

    Thanks so much for your review! I totally love the stencils :) I did some in my kitchen with what I was able to find in the store, but these look so much nicer!!

  15. Meg Tucker says:

    I think this is something I could actually do!!! It is so cute and I would love to do something like this with my mom!!

  16. Charlotte C. says:

    What a neat giveaway! I’d love to try stencilling!

  17. randy fulgham says:

    like to do this to some of my walls,but i dont the apartment management co. would like it…

  18. amy marantino says:

    this is a neat product. i would like to try this type of project, perhaps a redo of my downstairs bathroom.

  19. desiree says:

    hey teiri have you thosught about putting it on mirror it would be pretty

  20. Terry says:

    My bathroom is so plain, I bet stenciling would really dress it up.

  21. Brynn Dexter says:

    These would be so cool for our kitchen!

  22. The last time I stenciled I used nothing but it was really tiring.I would suggest FROG TAPE it’s especially made for painting projects and it shouldn’t damage the walls

  23. I absolutely love stencils! I have stenciled my bathroom and my living so far with borders. I also love the stencil you chose,very pretty!

  24. Sue H. says:

    LOL! I’d be afraid to do this myself. I have a sister who is an artist so I know she’d do a good job on something like this. Awesome review by the way! Thanks for this really cool giveaway!

  25. Debbie Rhoades says:

    I have been wanting to try stenciling. I am so very sorry about your wall. Lord knows that is exactly what would happen to me lol . . . . it hasn’t deterred me, though. Maybe I will just try it on a piece of paper first lol. Please repost pictures after you get your walls painted anew, and maybe you can stencil it again hehe.

    • I’m so happy about my wall, I’ve even picked out a new color for it LOL. I have to buy a stencil though because I tore up the one I got to review trying to unstick it from my wall. That is the only thing I hate about what happened ha.

  26. Oh noo… When I was stenciling my walls I didn’t use a spray adhesive. Blue painting tape is the best way to go. But hey now you have a good reason to repaint your bedroom.

    Nissa

  27. Laura M. says:

    Oh no! Your poor wall! :-(

  28. amanda roach says:

    would ove to try these but not sure how well i could do lol

  29. kimberly says:

    I shared it everywhere for you :) HUGS

  30. kimberly says:

    LOL I SO adore you both! I really love the stencils though and I know it would have been so beautiful when you got it done :) Good way to get the bedroom painted though ;)

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