I have made many many bow holders. I have free handed and I have used stencils. I'm a big fan of the elmer's paint pens. you can get them at michael's or walmart for sure. they have a variety of colors. i would trace the name in a colored pencil the in the same color as the paint you are using and then fill in with paint pen. also a fan of the crayola erasable colored pencils. that way if you need to more the letters around you can. here are a few of the bow holders i have made. let me know if i can be of any more help.