Asked on Jun 05, 2014

Stenciled border on small table

by Debra
Can someone please tell me how I should measure to do a stencil around a square table. Do I find the center on each side and start there or can I just start at the end and just go around?
  5 answers
  • Donna Byram Donna Byram on Jun 05, 2014
    All depends on the stencil you are wanting to use. If your stencil has a continuous pattern, then you could probably start on the ends. If not I would find the center of my table and my stencil and go from the center.

  • 117135 117135 on Jun 05, 2014
    I second what @DonnaByram stated!

  • I have a ruler which starts at ZERO in the center and moves outward so you can determine where to place a stencil depending on the size of it and the area of the table... (got it at Michael's or Hobby Lobby) - it might help!

  • Debra Debra on Jun 06, 2014
    Thank you for your comments. The pattern is continuous so I think I will just start at one end. Allison thanks for the tip on the ruler I will look for one, that would be helpful in the future.

  • Mcgypsy9 Mcgypsy9 on Jun 06, 2014
    Also could measure across the table, divide in half. Use the tip of a pen or something like that to stick into the center of the table with a string tied to it and another pen/pencil on the other end. This helps create the exact space for your stencil. Just run the pencil in a circle and shorten the string and run the pencil in another circle. It will help with your continuous pattern. Hope this helps!