Painting Stencil on Wood Block

Hi Folks!!!

For Mother’s Day I wanted to make a gift for my neighbor that has inspired some of my projects over the last few years. She is an amazing woman with some real skills in woodworking, painting, staining, cosmetics and skin care among others. We always joke that no matter what she does though, she loves to have a power tool available to help her finish her projects. She fell in love with this gift right away. 😂


  • Wood block painted in the antiquing wood block technique featured in a previous post (See here)
  • Material to project your working surface (like newspaper)
  • Stencil (I used one I made and cut on my Cricut machine)
  • Paint (I used acrylic Apple Barrel Christmas green and Caribbean Blue to make the teal color and used Waverly Chalk Paint in Ink color for the letters and details of the drill)
  • Paint Brushes or Sponges
  • Washi tape (optional)
  • Fabric Ribbon with hot glue gun/hot glue (optional)


  1. Gather all materials. Mix paint if needed.
  2. Place stencil on Wood block where desired. (make sure it is adhered well to prevent paint bleeding under and causing the sign to be muddled instead of crisp)
  3. Paint the stencil using a dabbing motion. Hint: Avoid using brush strokes as this might force paint under the edge of your stencil where you don’t want it.
  4. If doing a second coat, allow paint to dry before applying second coat again using the dabbing technique.
  5. Remove stencil.
  6. Clean up any bleeding paint spots if desired. Once completely dry decorate with washi tape, ribbon, metal picture hardware to allow it to hang on a nail, or any other way that your heart desires.
  7. Enjoy your beautiful piece of home decor, or pass it along to someone who will!

Happy creating everyone!!!

Published by Donna Beth Feagins

I am a mom of 2, wife, and am always looking to create something myself instead of buying it. I met Katy from Little Katy Bugs after becoming a mom, and we both love to craft, both have active families, and a tactful way of telling others what we truly think. I LOVE THAT!!! Art is subjective and so is crafting. So, you may not love everything we make or do, but our goal is to inspire you to create yourself and make things that you will LOVE! We do still sell some of our crafts on the site, at craft fairs, and Katy now participates in a booth store front. Check out our Facebook page for more on the booth. Sometimes we just need inspiration and camaraderie. I hope we can help provide those things to you. Sincerely Donna Beth, a Co-Blogger of

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