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.
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!
The 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.
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!
- Sets of original Glass Wax stencils, as seen in the video above, can sometimes be found on eBay.
- The original Glass Wax is no longer available, but a reviewer on Amazon had success using Gel-Gloss No Streek Glass Wax Polish as a substitute when stenciling windows.