The Peanut's Snoopy Wall Stencil
Snoopy can brighten up any room. Take your boring light switch plate cover with this cute idea. And you don't have to use Snoopy. Choose any free Halloween stencil from around the internet to complete this project.
“All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.” --Charles M. Schulz / Lucy van Pelt
Snoopy Wall Stencil
Halloween pumpkins stencils are not just for jack-o-lanterns. You can use them to stencil scrapbooking pages, tote bags, photo frames, napkins, placemats, furniture, walls and much more. The possibilities are endless.
As I was sitting here thinking about how much stuff I need to get done. I thought to myself, what else can I add to my list of things to make my life more chaotic. Then I had the bright idea to paint Snoopy sitting on top of my light switch.
So, should I draw it and paint it? Or maybe be lazy and purchase a vinyl sticker instead. There is nothing wrong with that, of course. That is when I thought about a Halloween pumpkin stencil.
I you are interested in a vinyl wall decal, click HERE to find an adorable Snoopy and Woodstock on ETSY.
Supplies Needed to Complete Wall Stencil
Here is the list of material I used:
Paper Studio Craft Knife (x-acto Knife)
Inkadinkado Brayer / Roller
Paper Plate or Bowl
Instead of using the printer paper with the Cricut Transfer Tape, you can use Printable Vinyl Sticker Paper. Or you can use a restickable glue stick on the back of the paper. The goal is to stick the stencil on the wall without it being permanent,
How to Complete the Project
Download the free printable Halloween pumpkin stencil. Resize is it to fit the area you are working with. I used Photoshop but you can use the size function of your printer. Print it on the printer paper, or the printable vinyl sticker paper.
Next, trim the Stencil down to a size that is easy to work with. Leave enough edge around it so you do not get paint on the outside. If you are using a transfer tape or a different type of sticky paper, glue the stencil on the front of it with a glue stick or spray adhesive. Let it dry completely.
Once the glue has dried, use your knife to cut out the stencil. Tape the stencil to the self healing mat to make it easier to handle.
***This craft is not intended for children. Craft knives are sharp and can cut you. Be careful when cutting the stencil. And never cut directly toward yourself.***
Use a pencil to mark to create a guideline. I did this so the Snoopy would not be sitting behind the light switch cover once it was reinstalled.
Position the stencil where you want it and stick it to the wall. Use a roller, or other type of tool to make sure all the edges of the stencil are down.
Put a small dab of paint onto a paper plate. Use the foam stippler to apply the paint to the stencil. Lightly tap the stippler on the stencil. Do not use the stippler as a brush. Doing this will push paint under the edged of the stencil.
Leave the paint dry a few minutes then gently remove the stencil. You do not want it to dry completely, because there will be some slight bleeding. This is because wall surfaces are not completely flat. Use a dampened Q-tip to clean up any bleeding. Let the stencil dry completely.