Ideas for creative border stencils for walls include flowers and vines; birds and butterflies; trees and branches; and polka dots and geometric shapes. Any stencil can be used to create a border around a room by changing the orientation.
The first step to creating a professional-looking border is to tape or mask off the baseboards and ceiling. Before actual application, test color combinations on a sample such as a garage wall or a piece of cardboard. Using a level is vital to obtain uniformity when stenciling geometric shapes or patterns, but not necessary when applying organic shapes such as tree branches or birds.