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Free Printable Number Stencils
Number Stencils To Print For Kids, Crafts And Decorators
Free printable number stencils should be really free, which means you don't have to buy them. We shouldn't be spending money for anything that is also freely available, unless the commercial one is much better in quality than the free one.
And the truth is, there are so many beautiful patterns, templates and designs that people donate freely to the community at large, that pay for something similar is almost a sacrilege.
Another question that always comes up is why make your own free stencils when buying them is so much easier. Well, because this gives people quality time to spend together - be it as parents with kids or teachers with students. The stencils are are a great way to teach preschoolers to count and get familiar with numbers in general, you can use them in various crafts, in décor, in making creative house numbers, in business, along with board displays and tracings as well.
I've even used them in making parchment craft birthday cards in tracing the numbers, which equaled to the age of the person having the birthday.
Here you will be able to get free number stencils to print due to the many resources I have gathered - all for free for personal use. You can also buy some if you decide that the free ones are not enough, just scroll down towards the bottom of the page for the offers.
Photo by gokoroko with additions by me
Great Resources For Stencils That Are Totally Free
There are many great resources to numbers in various interesting fonts and types to be found online, however cruising the hundreds of websites in search for the few good ones that you actually need can be a tedious process. That's why I collected for you some of the best patterns and stencils that are actually free with no strings attached.
The links are to free downloadable and printable stencils, unless I specifically mention it otherwise. Please do not use the downloaded number stencils for commercial purposes.
You can make use of them to create your own stencils for various DIY projects, from painting your kids' walls to using them in scrapbooking, or making greeting cards and various invitations - birthday party invitations, wedding invitations, and so many more.
There are tons of great ideas on how to use them and if you have found them useful for one of our project, please let me know in the Guestbook section below.
Have fun with downloading them, printing them out and using them in creative ways in your crafts.
Regular Free Stencils
Free Printables In Normal Fonts
If you're looking for regular font stencils with numbers, fonts including Arial, Times New Roman and similar ones that we all know and love, here are a few handpicked pages that have downloadable stencils to use. You can either print them our or save them to your pc to use later on.
- Various Number Stencils To Print
Regular number stencils in various fonts including Arial, Arcanum, Myriad and Arial Black. Click the Number-1.gif.gif to get the actual stencil
- Printable Flash Cards
Each number is shown separately, great for using in classrooms
- Free Printable Numbers And Letters
Free Numbers And Letters To Print
- All Numbers In Arial Font
At spraypaintstencils.com - numbers and letters - Click "View Stencil Outline Design" to get the actual stencil
Yes, I'm a DIY person and I love crafting, so this suits me well
If You Don't Want To Spend Your Time Printing Stencils - Here you can find a few for quite cheap
I like buying my stencils at Amazon. While I do crafts and printing stencils is not a problem for me, sometimes I do miss the high quality plastic or other sturdy material that is professionally done and can last me for a long time.
The Delta Creative Stencil includes only numbers (no letters), each measuring 3 inches. Very easy to use. The stencil is made of quality plastic.
Ideas To Use The Stencils For Your Projects
If you like crafts and you have made your own stencils with numbers (or letters), there are some great ways you can use them.
* One of the most obvious ones is to use them to paint the walls with. Since these are numbers, they won't be so great for painting the living room walls, but they make great wall decorations on the kids walls. For example every year let the children paint their age on the wall of their bedrooms. Show them how to hold the stencil and how to paint, and let them do it - if they screw up, no problem, there is more paint where the first brush stroke came from.
* You can also add them to the walls in the classroom for kids to learn counting, adding and subtracting numbers from each other. A great learning tool. Make quizzes and let groups of children solve them by adding the painted resulting numbers on the walls.
* How about using these with other shaped stencils and personalized greeting cards or scrapbook pages? For example I created several greeting parchment cards where I use numbers to congratulate a friend on their birthday - or for the couple's X year anniversary. Afterall stencils come in all sorts of sizes, not only large ones, but also very tiny, suitable for paper crafts.
Have You Ever Created Your Own Stencils?
Have You Ever Created Your Own Stencils?
Free Printable Number Stencils In Fancy Fonts
How about some fancy fonts that are on the unusual side? I've selected a few sites for you which have all free stencils with rather interesting fonts that definitely catch the eyes. Have fun print these out and use them in your crafts or home décor projects.
- Number And Letter Stencils
While here you have lots of letter stencils, they also have numbers included, so it's a great mix and match if you want to do some wall décor and wall lettering at home.
- Number Stencil Trend
Number Stencil Trend
- Fun Free Number Stencils To Print
Fun Fonts To Print
- Number 10 In Fancy Stencils
Perfect for a birthday greeting card or invitation
- Bubble Letters And Numbers
Bubble Letters And Numbers
- Fun Number Stencils From Number Buddies
Plenty of stencils to choose from: caterpillar, snakes, turkey, etc
Printable Numbers And Letters Stencil Sets At Amazon
You might want a mix of letters and numbers for more interesting ideas and creative connections, so here are a few stencils that I found on Amazon, a site that I fully trust to make my own online shopping. The quality of these stencils is great and they're extremely reasonably priced as well.
Gorgeous gothic style stencils with numbers and letters included. You get 15 pieces of 4 inch each. You can make some really great designs with these.
Make Your Own
Learn To Make Your Own Number Stencils With These Tutorials
Free online tutorials on how to make your own number stencils. Personally checked each link and the tutorials are free and easy to use.
So why making your own stencils instead of buying them? Well, first of all they don't cost money. Sure, it costs some of your time to do them, but crafting is always fun, especially if you get to do with a family member, like your kids. Also it's a great way to spend time when you have let's say nothing better to do - better than sitting on the couch watching a boring TV sitcom.
- Tutorial At Instructables
Make a stencil to spray paint your...whatever onto anything without a fancy shmancy laser cutter!
- Microsoft Visio Tutorial On Making Your Own Stencils
If you have MS Visio, you can create your own numbers and letters stencils with this tutorial
- Make Your Own Reusable Stencils
How to make your own reusable custom stencils
- Tutorial To Make Your Own Stencils
Create Custom Stencil Designs for Your Home
- Make Lettering Stencils
Make letter, number, alphabet and design stencils with your copy or artwork in minutes
How Too Print Out Your Re-usable Stencils
Once you found the relevant stencil that you saved to your computer (you can also print it directly, but I prefer to save it to the pc so it becomes reusable and I don't lose it when I want to find it a again later on), it's time to actually bring it to paper format.
Here are the steps to do it:
First print out your image on a regular size paper. Normally the stencils you download should easily fit a regular size paper.
Next you need something that will work as a stencil sheet - something sturdy enough that you can use as backing for your printout. You will basically glue the paper to the cardboard or plastic material to be able to cut it better in the next step. I usually use painter's tape for this job of gluing one piece to the other.
As a next step, you will cut out the whole thing to the right size and shape using an exacto knife (at least this is what I found works best to cut the piece, much better than a pair of scissors or other knife).
Finally you are now ready to unglue the plastic backing from the paper, and now you have the final stencil ready to use in your craft or DIY project at home.
Printing Your Own Stencils With Numbers
How to Paint a Wall Using Paint by Numbers
Stencil Tools For Various Project Types
While you might be making your own stencils, when you're ready to apply them to the wall or use them in your various projects, you need some tools that will make your life easier. Here are some of the tools I know people use regularly when it comes to stenciling as DIY crafts or home redecorating.
This is a great stencil kit including a pencil style tool and 2 extra cutting tips in case you need more. You also get a useful tool stand and an edge remover disk. One tip you should keep in mind is that when you cut your stencils you should use a hard surface beneath.
Useful Stencil Books Worth Checking Out
I love collecting books of all kinds (not only fiction books) and here are some that I can recommend as great for stenciling. Some are perfect for wall décor, others have actual stencil designs within the book that you can cut out and use in your projects. Yet others have tips and ideas that can be used to make the best of our hobby, craft or home decor project.
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