How to make a stencil with Cricut

How to make a stencil with Cricut; a photo of a Cricut Maker on a living room table
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There's no better time to learn How to make a stencil with Cricut, as the trend of up-cycling and personalising items continues to grow during the cost of living crisis. Your Cricut machine is the ideal tool when it comes to making stencils as it can take all the hard work out of the cutting process and ensure you have a perfect, professional-looking stencil each time. 

In this tutorial, I’ll walk you through the steps you need to create your own stencil and start turning your project dreams into reality. Stencils are designs cut into material, which is then overlaid onto a surface such as wood, fabric or canvas. Paint or stain is applied over the stencil, and you have your design when the stencil is pulled away. 

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Rachael Phillips

Rachael is a regular craft and sewing writer for Creative Bloq, turning in eye-catching and interesting copy whether it's the latest sewing machine review or a guide to how to get more from your Cricut machine. She has also written craft articles for other media outlets, including  The Evening Standard, The Independent and TopTenReviews. A passionate crafter and sewist, Rachael has great advice on all things Cricut.

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Rachael Penn

Craft, photography and hardware writer Rachael Penn has written for The Evening Standard, The Independent, Fit&Well, The Radar, T3, and TopTenReviews. She also writes on many other subjects, including lifestyle, travel, food, internet culture and eco-living for online and print publications. 

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