Citrus Stools
Sitting on a Slice of Sunshine

If you need some easy home decor inspiration to help you personalize your work or living space, one of our favorite options is to use vinyl. This simple material is perfect for creating removable designs that you can use to reflect your individual style, even as it evolves or transitions with the seasons. We spent an afternoon making these adorable DIY citrus stools, and the result was even cuter than we imagined! 

Tools & Materials

  • Scissors or Cutting Machine
  • Paintbrush
  • Wood Stools
  • Acrylic Craft Paint (white, yellow and coral)


  1. Paint the seat of your stool with a layer of white paint. 
  2. After the white dries, paint the edges of the seat in a yellow or coral paint to match your vinyl. 
  3. Cut the vinyl designs and apply to the stool.
  4. Add leaf designs to legs as you like. 


We found our basic wooden stools from IKEA for an easy and classic option. Begin your DIY citrus stools by cutting the the template below. Use the SVG version with your cutting machine, or print the PDF version to trace onto your vinyl if you are cutting by hand. We cut ours onto yellow and coral colors to make grapefruits and lemons, but you can also use this same design in green to create limes. Follow the short photo tutorial below for a visual guide to making your own citrus stools! 

Citrus Designs for Every Occasion

We love citrus designs because they are great for almost any season. They bloom in the winter, but they have a color palette that radiates summertime. If you love citrus designs like we do, browse through all of the DIYs in our Winter Citrus Series. Add some citrus to your kitchen with our tea towel or printable recipe cards. Let us know what projects you would like to see next, or take a look at our membership page to join our growing craft community. Enjoy! ~ Lia & Team 

Homemade Citrus Stools
Lemon and Grapefruit Stools
Grapefruit Stool
Lemon and Grapefruit Stools Tutorial

Cricut | Vinyl | Stools