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Christmas Stencils (Free PDF Printables)

Prepare to get craft this festive season with these 74 Christmas stencils that are all free for you to download and print! There are limitless possibilities for these printables, and you are only restricted by your creativity, making them ideal for crafting, painting, sewing, coloring, and decorating, to name a few!

In this collection, you will find a wide range of Christmas stencils in various styles, shapes, and intended uses. Included are Christmas tree stencils, Santa stencils, reindeer stencils, Christmas candle stencils, bell stencils, “Merry Christmas stencils”, plus many more that you can see below!

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To use any of these free stencils, you can click on any of the below images or links to open the high-resolution PDF on a new page. From there, you can freely print the chosen pages then cut out the stencil to use for anything you can think of!

All these PDF templates are on standard US letter size, but they also fit perfectly onto A4 paper sizes! Enjoy!

10 Craft Ideas To Do With Christmas Stencils

If you’re ready to have some stenciling fun this holiday season, try one of these great Christmas stencil crafts.

1. Make a Fancy Terra Cotta Pot

If you like to display poinsettias or other holiday plants, use a beautiful Merry Christmas stencil to decorate a terracotta pot.

Choose one featuring a lit candle and a holiday message, an angel, or simply the word “Noel.”

You may even decide to use one on each side of the pot so that you can rotate it for a different message.

Don’t forget some smaller stencils to add a few extra embellishments!

2. Dress Up Your Holiday Table

If you have some fabric paint and some old holiday cloth napkins, reinvent them this year with a simple Christmas message like “Joy” or an intricate snowflake pattern.

Decide how you’ll be folding your Christmas napkins; this is important when selecting the size of the stencil.

When you find the one you like, choose a contrasting color for the paint, and dress up your holiday table with napkins everyone will think are new.

3. Make a Frosty the Snowman Pumpkin

A full-page snowman face stencil is perfect for this craft, and it begins with taking an ordinary pumpkin and painting it white. 

You may want to consider finding an old black hat for your pumpkin to wear!

Use orange paint for the nose and black paint for the mouth and eyes. 

Placing the stencil may be a little tricky because of the shape of the pumpkin, but with a little effort, it turns out great!

4. Create Beautiful Christmas Coasters

Snowflake templates, whether intricate or simple, are ideal for creating lovely coasters. 

You can choose classic Christmas colors or wintry shades like white, black, and silver.

When finished, consider making a border around the coaster with sequins, craft gems, tiny pom-poms, or even gummy bears!

This is also a great craft if you have gifts in mind since you can make sets in any number you choose.

5. Make a Christmas Guest Keepsake

Frosty, Santa, or a simple “Merry Christmas” stencil are all good choices for this project. 

From a large piece of poster board, cut an oval on which to stencil the desired pattern.

When finished, hang it up in a prominent place, and when guests visit throughout the holiday season, have them sign their names.

Use calligraphy pens or puffy paint to make it extra fancy, and by the end of the year, you’ll have a beautiful keepsake to hang up at future Christmas holidays.

6. Design a Fancy Christmas Stocking

If you like to decorate with Christmas stockings over the fireplace, why not make them fancy?

A sleigh and some reindeer are perfect for this craft, but any Christmas stencil will do.

You may want to cut a square of material in a matching color to attach to the stocking if it’s very fluffy. This will ensure it absorbs the fabric paint.

Regardless of the design you choose, you’ll have one-of-a-kind Christmas stockings.

7. Create a Unique Holiday Trivet

If you enjoy giving homemade gifts, make a beautiful, handmade trivet with a Christmas ornament stencil.

A ceramic trivet works best for this craft, and it can be any size. Just make sure to stencil the artwork on the bottom side.

Don’t forget embellishments like glitter or even a tiny bow in the corner.

Whoever gets this lovely gift is sure to enjoy it.

8. Decorative Coal Bucket

If you have a fireplace and want to use a decorative coal bucket for Christmas, you can make it pop with a great fireplace stencil.

You can even do a two-sided design, with a fireplace pattern on one side and a candy cane on the other.

Tie a bright red or green bow on the handle of the coal bucket for the finishing touch. Just don’t let it get too close to the fire!

9. Cute Reindeer Placemats

Holiday placemats make any table look great, and nothing is more durable than reindeer.

For this great craft, choose a neutral-colored placemat set, such as beige or white.

Stencil on the reindeer patterns with brown paint, or make bright red and green reindeer for a comical touch.

Make sure to seal the finished artwork with a coat or two of acrylic spray so your placemats will last.

10. A Cutting Board With a Christmas Message

A decorative cutting board is a wonderful touch to your Christmas decor. 

Use a standard, small wooden cutting board and stencil on “Joy.” “Noel,” “Merry Christmas,” or a picture of Santa or Frosty.

You can prop it up on a counter or hang it on the wall as a plaque. However you decide to use it, you’re sure to get compliments.

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