Prime your unfinished wood magazine holders then paint with 1 coat of acrylic paint. You can also skip the primer and paint with 2 or 3 coats of acrylic paint.
Pick the stencils you want to use on your magazine holders. Place and paint them. Make sure to use a very lightly loaded or dry paintbrush or pouncer when you stencil. It will give you the best end results with little to no paint bleeding under the stencil.
See my blog for the next steps...where we get to the Mod Podge fun!