How to Make Fancy Letters for Stencils

Updated April 17, 2017

Make fancy letters for stencils using your computer and home printer instead of wasting your money on expensive stencils at the craft store. When you make your own stencils you can use virtually any font available and make fancy letters of any kind. Plus, when you make your own stencils you can write whatever letters you want to form words rather than using a stencil letter by letter.

Open a new document in your word processing software and set the size to letter or 8 1/2 by 11 inches.

Type the word or words you want to use for your stencils.

Highlight the font by going to "Edit > Select All."

Go to "Format > Font."

Select the fancy letters you would like to use for the stencils.

Choose the font style and size, and then click "OK."

Print the stencil onto heavy-duty card stock using a basic printer setting.

Cut out the letters using a craft knife.

Use your homemade stencil as you would a regular stencil.


Use WingDings Font to make different shapes for stencils instead of letters.

Things You'll Need

  • Word processing software
  • Printer
  • Card stock
  • Craft knife
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V. L. Hamlin is a freelance writer residing in upstate New York. She graduated from the State University of New York at Delhi in 2000 with a liberal arts degree and concentrated studies in literature and psychology. She has been writing online since 2006 and is currently a freelance writer for Associated Content and Demand Media.