How to make a circle stencil

Stencils can be used for a wide variety of projects. You can use a stencil to help you paint a design on a wall, to draw a picture or even to decorate a cake. You can purchase stencils in all different shapes at your local craft store, but they can be rather expensive.

You can make your own stencils at home with some supplies from your local craft store.

Find a circular item to trace that will give you the size circle you want. For small circles, you can use coins; for larger circles, you can use cups or bowls.

Lay the circular object on top of the clear plastic sheet.

Trace around the object with the dry-erase marker.

Lay your clear plastic sheet on a cutting mat.

Cut out the circle you traced with a craft knife in one fluid motion to make it as round as possible.

Lift the clear plastic sheet, and remove the circle that you cut out.