DIY Arrow Stenciled Curtains and a Silhouette Promotion!

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DIY Paint Stenciled Arrow CurtainsI have had this DIY project on my to-do list for a looooong time now.  The curtains in my son’s room were grey, dull and dreary.  I wanted to put a pattern on them but the problem was that I didn’t have or know of what materials to use to make it.    Then Silhouette came out with the stencil material and I thought it would be the perfect thing to use.  The stencil material has a sticky side which makes it a great choice for  stenciling on fabric.

DIY Arrow Stenciled Curtains Tutorial

To make the DIY arrow stenciled curtains, start by cutting out your  desired shape out of the stencil material.  I chose one of the arrow Graphic Borders from the Silhouette online store and cut it out with my CAMEO.    Make sure that whatever shape you use, you have a box around it.  The box needs to be large enough so that when you paint , you don’t accidentally get paint on parts that are not supposed to be painted.

Line up your stencil on your curtain panel.  I used the hemmed edge to make sure that my stencil was straight.  Since the Silhouette cut a straight box around my arrows, I knew that I could keep the arrows lined up by following the hem line.

Paint inside your stencil.  I used the sponge that comes in the fabric ink kit as well as the white ink.  I found that after I got the white ink on the sponge, instead of dabbing some of the ink off first, I went straight for the stencil and just pressed lightly at first.  That way I got the most bang for my buck as far as making the ink last.

Places where I thought the sponge didn’t quite make it dark enough, I went through with a sponge brush and painted them.  This was mostly done around the corners but not very often.

Keep moving the stencil as you go down the column.  I didn’t wait for the ink to dry, I just took the stencil off right away and kept on going.  With each column I alternated the ways the arrows were pointing.  I lined up the box of the stencil with the edge of the previous column to keep things centered and straight.

Arrow Stenciled Curtains

What a difference the white arrow stencil makes!  It completely transforms these dull grey curtains into a unique piece of decor for my little boy’s room.  I even still have the stencil (it is less sticky now though) if I need it for any other large arrow project.

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So have you tried the stencil material yet?  I have used it on these DIY Aztec Leggings and even to make my own custom gift wrap!  If you haven’t had a chance to play with it yet, it is super fun and it is RE-USEABLE!!  Silhouette has a promotion going on right now where all of their specialty media is 25% off, including the stencil material!  Just use the promo code LUSTER at check out.


Don’t have a Silhouette yet? What are you waiting for?!!! If you like to craft, this machine will open up the flood gates of creativity.  When you visit the Silhouette Promotion page and use the code LUSTER  you can get:

CAMEO Bundle

Silhouette CAMEO

1 Printable Cotton Canvas

1 Vellum

1 Adhesive Washi Sheets

1 Printable Adhesive Kraft Paper

1 Stencil Material

MSRP: $340.94

Sale: $269.99


Portrait Bundle

Silhouette Portrait

1 Printable Cotton Canvas

1 Vellum

1 Adhesive Washi Sheets

1 Printable Adhesive Kraft Paper

1 Stencil Material

MSRP: $220.94

Sale: $139.99


Or just stock up on some Specialty Media while it is 25% off! The promotion ends May 31, 2014 so head over to the Silhouette Promotion page and don’t forget to use the code LUSTER!

Thanks for stopping by!






  1. These turned out great and I love the soft look you achieved. Hugs.