How to Make Easy Christmas Tiles with Stencils

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Do you need an easy Christmas decoration for your home this year? If so, I have the perfect one. Let me show you how to make easy Christmas tiles with stencils.

It takes just a few hours and just a few supplies to make these Christmas tiles. They take minimal DIY skills.

Tiles are so affordable and available at your local big~box stores, such as Lowe’s or Home Depot. The stencils are affordable, so easy to use, and can be used multiple times. Sounds like the perfect Christmas DIY project.

Here you can see all the new Christmas stencils from A Makers’ Studio. I’ve ordered a couple to add to the collection I already have.

How to Make Christmas Tiles with Stencils

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Have you ever used tiles in DIY decor? Let me give you a quick peek at an earlier tile project.

When I find an easy DIY project that works really well, I have to share it with you.

Last spring, I was ready to give the stove hood in our kitchen an easy style update. For several years, I had used some ceramic tiles that we bought on Martha’s Vinyard on the flat part of the hood.

Italian decorative tiles

I wanted to infuse a little farmhouse style into our kitchen. An easy way was to make tiles with farmhouse animal stencils.

farmhouse animal decorative ceramic tiles

So are you ready to get started? Good.

SUPPLIES FOR YOUR CHRISTMAS TILES

I said you just need a few supplies for this Christmas tile project.

  • 6 X 6~inch white tiles ~ I sent Sweet Shark up to Lowe’s with a shopping list; I needed 5 white inexpensive tiles. He bought these for .99 each. With our 5% discount, they were .94. This price is much better than you will find online.
  • For the vintage cutting board project, I used ChalkArt. For this new project, I would use the new no~bake Ceramic Paint from A Makers’ Studio. The color I used is Tally Ho, a bright Christmas red. (It will also be perfect for Valentine’s Day projects.)
red Ceramic paint
  • For hangers, I used D~hangers and Super Glue like I did for the farmhouse animal tiles.
several "D" hangers

STEP~BY~STEP GUIDE TO MAKE STENCILED TILES

Step 1 ~ Wipe down your tiles to make sure there is no dust, oils or fingerprints.

Step 2 ~ Choose your stencils and cut them to fit your tiles, if necessary.

Step 3 ~ Remove the tri~mesh adhesive stencil from its paper backing. Center on your tile and smooth down.

Christmas tile with stencils

Step 4 ~ If any part of your design is close to the edge of the stencil, use a piece of painter’s tape next to the edge of the stencil. This step will keep any ceramic paint off your tile.

Step 5 ~ Using a plastic scraper, apply a small amount of the Ceramic Paint to the stencil, pressing down and scraping the paint across the stencil. Cover all the surfaces of the design.

Christmas tile with stencils

If there is any part of the design you don’t want to paint, just cover it with painter’s tape.

Christmas stencil on tile

TIP: If there is any Ceramic paint on the tile that needs to be removed, use a dampened short bristle paintbrush or Q~tip to rub it away.

Christmas tile with stencils
Christmas tile with stencils

Step 6 ~ Gently remove the stencil from the tile. Place it in a bowl of water until you are ready to wash all the stencils.

stencil n bowl of water

Step 7 ~ Once all your stencils are done, set them aside to dry overnight.

Christmas tile with stencils

Step 8 ~ Measure where your D~hangers should go on the back of the tile and mark with a pencil.

Step 9 ~ Use your choice of super glue to glue the D~hanger and let dry.

apply hanger to back of tile

HANGING YOUR CHRISTMAS TILES

Here’s the fun part ~ getting to see your pretty Christmas tiles displayed. I hung the tiles on the little nails on the flat part of our stove hood. I love the bright red designs against the white background.

Christmas tile with stencils on stove hood
Christmas tile with stencils on stove hood

I added a repurposed bow for the wreath on the top of the stove hood. The Christmas tiles look awesome with the wreath.

It’s even better when the wreath lights come on.

The Christmas tiles give the stove hood the pop of color and focal point it needed.

If you want to make this Christmas DIY project, please PIN it so you can easily access the steps.

Pinterest Christmas Pin graphic


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20 Comments

  1. These look so cute hung on your vent hood, which is stunning all by itself. Thanks for being in the hop today and Merry Christmas!

  2. What a fabulous idea for creating holiday tiles, Carol! And they look lovely on the base of your hood! It’s the perfect spot – as if they belong there! How pretty! Makers’ Studio certainly has a lovely collection of stencils to choose from!

    1. Gail, so glad you liked the tiles. A Makers’ Studio has a fabulous collection of stencils for all occasions and ideas. Please try them out; you will love them.

  3. How smart to use tiles! They look adorable hanging on your stove hood! I love the shiny ornaments too, so pretty and festive for the cook! I am really enjoying decorations this year, the more merry and bright the better! Merry Christmas Carol!

    1. Jenna, haven’t DIY projects kept us sane this year? Have a Merry Christmas and we’ll look forward to more creativity in 2021.

  4. Love this project, Carol. My mind is whirling with different ways to use it throughout the seasons.

    I wanted to pin it but am unable to 🙁
    I will try again later on.
    Merry Christmas to you and Shark!
    hugs,
    RR

    1. Rachelle, Thanks for trying. Should be able to Pin from any image. 9 times out of 10, I use Tailwind to schedule other people’s posts. So easy, and I can Pin to multiple boards in a second.

  5. Wow, how beautiful! I never decorate the kitchen for Christmas, but I may have to rethink that. I love this bright pop of red.

  6. Isn’t stenciling addictive once you have the hang of it? I love your Christmas tiles, they’re so festive and fun. Happy Holidays friend, and so lovely crafting with you.

  7. So cheery and festive Carol, I love they way they look in you kitchen! So happy to be crafting with you again. Merry Christmas!

  8. What a fun craft, Carol! The tiles make your kitchen look very festive. What a bargain, too, at less than $1 per tile. I hope you have a Merry Christmas!

  9. Carol, These are so cute! I haven’t mastered stencils yet (still!). BUT, I bought myself an early Christmas gift…a Cricut and know that I could use it to make vinyl decals to add to tiles. I love how your tiles look all lined up! I am wishing you and Sweet Shark a wonderful Christmas…and safe one!!

  10. These are very pretty and I didn’t know about the little hooks for the back. I have to admit I struggle with stencils but am determined to keep at it. You make it look so easy. The #HomeMattersParty will be back this week and I look forward to seeing your latest project.

    1. Hi, Donna. Thank you for the comment. I used to struggle with bled through with vinyl stencils too. The only reason that I now love stencils is because of A Makers’ Studio. Wouldn’t use anything else. I hope you’ll try them.

  11. What a great idea to create Christmas tiles with stencils! Believe it or not, I have some Christmas stencils from back in the 80’s. . . you’ve inspired me to get them out and put them to good use!

    Thanks so much for joining the Grace at Home party at Imparting Grace. I’m featuring you this week!

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