A Blast From the Past

Original Glass Wax Stencils

Christmas Stencils

Do you remember these stencils?  Now I hate to date myself, but I certainly DO remember using these stencils as a child at Christmas time.

The picture to the right shows the back of the package. I found these stencils last week in small pharmacy in Rhode Island. As soon as I saw the package, it brought back fond memories of my Mother pouring out some Glass Wax onto a plate for us to dip a kitchen sponge into. We would then “sponge” the pink Glass Wax through the stencil onto the windows. Once dry, the Glass Wax turns white, so it looks like snow. The great thing about using Glass Wax is that your windows get cleaned when you remove the designs.

price tag

Can you see the price on the tag???  $1.49!  Yes, that is 32 stencils for only $1.49. Talk about getting a big bang for your buck!

Snowman StencilThe stencils come in a variety of sizes in this package, small, medium and large. This photo shows a snowman stencil that is partially punched out. The sheets are all precut, you just need to punch out the silhouette for each stencil design.

Snowman Stencil

Here it is, completely punched out and ready to use. This is a great stencil set for children. The pages have a plastic coating that wipes off very easily and makes them quite durable for paper stencils!

Being my Mother’s Daughter ;-), I just happen to have a can of Glass Wax in my cupboard, so I will be stenciling my windows this weekend when I have a little more time. I’ll post some pictures next week.

In the meantime, I found this great little tutorial on YouTube!

Editor’s Note: At publication time, some of the original Glass Wax stencils, as seen on the YouTube Video, were listed on eBay. If any are still available, examples should appear below:


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Vintage Can Gold Seal GLASS WAX 1991 16 Oz FULL Christmas Stencils Doll Cleaner

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Vintage 1950's Glass Wax Christmas window Stencils

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Vintage Glass Wax Christmas Stencil Kit With Instructions, 10 multi-sheets + 20

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Vintage 1950s Glass Wax Christmas Stencils Decoration Craft Nativity Tree Santa

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Vintage Gold Seal Glass Wax Christmas Stencils for Windows and Mirrors

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Vintage Christmas Glass Wax Window Stencils, Complete Set - Free Shipping!

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2) Packages of Glass Wax Christmas Stencils 1969 Vintage Decor. Gold Seal Co.

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  1. Amy says

    Hey Painter Girl –
    Where was the “small pharmacy” in Rhode Island where you found the stencils for 1.49?


  2. Leigh Estelle says

    What a blast from my past! I remember doing these Christmas stencils when I was a child. Oh the memories they brought back!!!

  3. says

    Oh my, I did these!!! I think my mom let us do them because she also “let” us clean the windows after Christmas!!! LOVE…..