Whenever we see a sombrero, we automatically think of Mexico or the Southwestern U.S. It’s the hat of the siesta, keeping the hot sun off one’s face and head. It is big and bold, and in Spanish, sombrero literally means “shadower.” Traditionally made of straw, the sombrero can be plain or embellished with decorations. It is truly a wonderful hat and we have captured its essence in our awesome Sombrero stencil.
The Sombrero stencil shows an image of a simple sombrero, decorated with a zigzag pattern around the brim and the crown. It’s fun and can be painted in many colors. You can paint a border pattern of sombreros on a wall in a Mexican restaurant, large on the restaurant window, on the side of a large vase, on a garden wall, or as stencil art. Really, you can paint it anywhere, on it’s own or with another stencil design, such as our Quince Fiesta stencil.
To use the stencil, decide on your project, then order the correct stencil size for your needs. We laser cut the Sombrero stencil in the following sizes:
- 5” x 6”
- 5” x 11”
- 18” x 12”
- 24” x 18”
- 36” x 24”
- 48” x 32”
- 55” x 35”
Then get the right paint for the medium in the colors of your choice. This is where the true versatility lies, the right paint making any surface fair game. To use the stencil, secure it to the desired surface and paint. Just be sure to wear a sombrero if you’re out painting in the sun. Then you can wash your stencil and store it away or pass it on to someone else who loves Mexican-inspired art.