Spooky Halloween Decor

Halloween is around the corner and Stencil1′s got the 101 on some cool DIY projects to make your house the spookiest house on the block! We’ve gathered our favorite Halloween DIY decor for you to try out. Perfect for the home, office, and even parties!


1. Bat Candle
Stencils used: Happy Halloween with Bats

Afraid of the dark? Keep the ghouls and ghosts away with your very own DIY Halloween candle! Using Stencil1 Halloween stencils, adhesive spray, a makeup sponge, and Pebeo paints, create a spooky candle holder that’ll scare any evil spirit away!


2. Halloween Pennant Banner
Stencils used: Sugar Skull, Frankenstein, Jolly Roger, Owl, Skull Profile, Bat

It’s not a Halloween party without spooky decor! Learn how to make this pennant banner from scratch and bring in the Halloween vibe.


3. Pumpkin with a twist – wicked clay stems

This DIY adds a wicked touch to your Halloween decorations and it’s easy! Using modeling clay, we created these twisty black stems to some white pumpkins for a Halloween look that Tim Burton would approve. You’ll need modeling clay, pumpkins either real or faux and a butter knife for cutting shapes. This is also a kid-friendly craft project as it’s basically playing with clay!


4. Halloween Mixed Media Painting
Stencils used: Dracula, Bat

Turn your home into a spooky haunted house this Halloween! Use various Stencil1 Halloween stencils, paint, mixed media, and decoupage materials to create haunting paintings and portraits that look like they were taken straight out of Dracula’s castle. Perfect decor for any Halloween party. Here, we used the Stencil1 Dracula stencil and Bat stencil, and a map of Transylvania we found in a book!


5. Fall Windows
Stencils used: Owl

Welcome Fall by stenciling your windows with our autumn-themed or Halloween stencils!

For more Halloween inspiration, check out our Stencil1′s Top 13 Halloween How-To’s!

Which Halloween DIY are you going to try out? Share it with us @Stencil1


Strength To Be – Lululemon Lotus Flower Sleeveless Tee DIY

Lululemon has a new campaign running for their men’s line, Strength To Be, which explores the definition of masculinity and strength.


Through short films, they explore how men are challenging stereotypes of this term MASCULINITY. For this how-to, I customized a sleeveless tee with a lotus flower, which many view as a symbol of femininity. It has me pondering not only the definition of masculinity, but also the stereotypes we may apply to icons and colors on our clothing.

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Check out the Lululemon YouTube channel for more of the “Strength To Be” series.

Here’s how I customized my shirt with the Stencil1 Lotus 2-Layer Stencil.


Starting with the top stencil, which is the first layer of the stencil, place it on your desired location of the shirt. This is the base shape of the the lotus flower.


With your paint and paint brush, fill in the open spaces of your stencil. Here, we did a shaded effect to give the lotus flower more dimension. You can achieve this effect by removing excess paint on a paper towel or plate, then slow building the color intensity as you reach the edges.



When the first layer is dry, grab the bottom stencil. This is the second layer of the stencil and will the the lotus flower more detail. Place it on top of the first layer and fill it with a different color of paint.



And there you have it!


Please check out our DIY Lululemon Yoga Mat for more inspiration and our journey in meditation.


Announcing Stencil1 X Levi’s @ Anthropologie. Four Upcoming Customization Events

It’s a Stencil1 Tour! We’re excited to announce that we will be having 4 more events with Levi’s next month at Anthropologie stores all across the United States.

These are the Stencil1 designs we will be offering for these events along with some custom designs we have created for Anthropologie:


Have any of your Levi’s or Pilcro purchases customized by us, Stencil1, at these Anthropologie stores:

Anthropologie & Co. – Walnut Creek
1149 South Main Street
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Date: Thursday, October 12, 2017
Time: 5 – 8 PM

Anthropologie & Co. – Brewery Blocks
1115 NW Couch Street
Portland, OR 97209
Date: Saturday, October 14, 2017
Time: 1 – 4 PM

Anthropologie – NYC Fifth Ave
85 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10003
Date: Thursday, October 19, 2017
Time: 5 – 8 PM

Anthropologie – Philadelphia
1801 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Date: Saturday, October 21, 2017
Time: 1 – 4 PM

Let us know if you can make it! Tweet us @Stencil1. See you there!

Paint sponsored by Pebeo


Art As Meditation – Lululemon Yoga Mat DIY


When a brand decides to have a voice for simple betterment of mankind, our ears are open. Lululemon has recently created some compelling campaigns that personally resonate with me.  Their recent men’s line campaign explores views that challenge stereotypical standards of masculinity. Another past campaign, “This is Yoga”  highlights artists, musicians, and athletes in documentary-style videos, and the message is that their skill is their yoga. I firmly believe that as well, the thing that you love doing that makes you lose track of time is essential and it IS your yoga. I say art is my meditation. I hope you take time to lose yourself in your creativity.


Lululemon provided me some wonderful gear and we will be doing a few posts about customizing these items. To start, I stenciled a yoga mat and put a nice reminder, the word INTENTION on my mat to remember to set an intention for the day as well as for my exercise. An example I may say as I sit on the mat is “my intention for today is to feel content with what I have. My intention for my exercise is to release any tightness.” So it’s a balance of mind and physicality.

Here’s how we customized the mat:


Gather your supplies. We created a custom 24-in stencil that says “INTENTION” so it read large across the yoga mat and placed it along the edge.


Using black paint, load your brush and wipe off any excess paint to prevent any bleeding. Paint over the open spaces of the stencil.



We are using black paint on a black mat. It gives our design a subtle touch, a gentle reminder.


Once you’re done, carefully remove the stencil and allow the paint to dry.


What’s your meditation? Create your own 24-in custom stencil with a word that motivates and inspires you. Check out our Custom Horizontal Stencil 24″ x 12″ on Amazon to get started!


Stencil1 x Ottlite Back-To-School Giveaway!

If you have been following us for a while, you will know how much we loved the Ottlite LED Bluetooth® Speaker Lamp. Well, just in time for the new school year, we are excited to be giving one away to one lucky winner along with our Stencil1 USA Map wall stencil! This combo is perfect for any study area or office.

Find out how you can win at the end of this post!




Registration is now open! Simply click the link below and follow the instructions for a chance to win the Stencil1 USA Map wall stencil and the Ottlite LED Bluetooth® Speaker Lamp.




Stencil1 and Levi’s® Kids Back-To-School Event With Fashion Mamas®

Levi's® : Back to School Event

Once again, the Stencil1 team was invited for another event with Levi’s. This time the event was a Back-To-School event for kids! A lot of guests included child models, actors, and fashion-forward moms, like The Jersey Shore’s JWoww and her sweet kids!


The kids were given denim jackets and t-shirts and had the opportunity to have it customized by Stencil1. It was lots of fun engaging with the kids and allowing them to explore their creativity to design their very own jacket. They all had great ideas and their one-of-a-kind item came out amazing!



There were also other artists at the event customizing clothing their own way, such as It’s By Sam and The Sasha Project!


Here are some more photos from the event:




For the full album, check out our Facebook page and ‘Like’ us while you’re there!

Want to DIY this look? Check out our DIY Kids Back-To-School Denim Jackets post.