I don’t really have many decorations for Easter, so I thought I’d put together something that was super easy to make. I created this easy Easter sign on a plain white canvas and today I’d like to show you how I stencil on canvas.

How to stencil on canvas with a Silhouette or Cricut

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Here is what you need:

Canvas (mine is 12″ x 12″)
– Vinyl Stencil
– Paint
Mod Podge (Optional)
– Electronic cutter (cricut explore, silhouette or other cutter)
– Cut File for Stencil (I used this one)

Here is what you do:
1. Apply 1-2 layers of Mod Podge (you can also use paint that is the color of your background) to your canvas.  This helps the vinyl stencil stick better and prevents bleeding.

2. Use your Silhouette, Cricut, or electronic cutter to cut out your vinyl stencil.  I made four different stencils for this project.  You could do less depending on how you want the layers to look. Weed away the excess vinyl and apply the transfer tape.
3. Apply the bottom vinyl stencil to your canvas. Go around all the letters and press down with your fingers to make sure you get a tight seal.
How to stencil on canvas with a Silhouette or Cricut
4. Paint one or two light coats of paint on each letter.
How to stencil on canvas with a Silhouette or Cricut
 5. After the paint is dry, remove the vinyl stencil from the canvas.
How to stencil on canvas with a Silhouette or Cricut
6. Apply the next layer of letters. Paint and allow time to dry.  Repeat until all your letters have been painted.
How to stencil on canvas with a Silhouette or Cricut
7. (Optional) Apply one more coat of Mod Podge over the entire canvas for a protective finish.
How to stencil on canvas with a Silhouette or Cricut
Cute and easy and colorful.
How to stencil on canvas with a Silhouette or Cricut
I love projects like that.
How to stencil on canvas with a Silhouette or Cricut
Did you learn any new helpful tips on how to stencil on canvas? I’d really love for you to share it.  Thanks and come back soon!

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