Need to make something pretty in a jiffy? Just download and print for the most original label and template designs this side of the Mississipi. P.S. They’re free! (But you must send me your firstborn child as a thank you gift. I kid...I kid.)
I’ve always had a soft spot for pinwheels. No matter how old I get, I have a feeling I’ll always enjoy them. Click the link below to download the template…follow the simple step by step instructions and you’ve got a colorful party favor, decoration or even activity for your next party!
Tip: If these colors don’t match your next party, just print off the template and use paper of your own!
Step 1: Gather supplies (cutting board, ruler, scissors or exacto knife, pins, and pencils or straws). Print off colors and patterns of choice (front + back). Mix and match the colors and stripes to your hearts content.
Step 2: Place your template on paper and cut around edges. The template fits two squares per page, so space accordingly! Use the diagonal lines to cut your flaps.
Step 4: Fold your flaps parallel with the cut. Make sure the end reaches beyond the middle of the pinwheel. (see details above)
Step 5: Take a pin and poke a hole through the end of each flap. Once through all four flaps, press through to the back of your pinwheel.
Step 6: Push pin through the eraser of a pencil. Test the pinwheel for pin length, then cut off the sharp point with scissors or wire cutters. Push the now dull edge of the pin flush with the eraser. They stay put very well…but just to be safe you can always glue it in place.
These pinwheels take very little time to make. They are fast and fun and perfect way to add some color to your next party. Click the link below to download.
I had several requests for a set of holiday photobooth props. So I asked Lauren Stiebler whipped up this cute set. All you need to do is print them, glue them to foam core, cut them out with an exacto knife, and add a stick! It’s really easy! To download just right click on the download button below or download them right here. You can find all my photobooth props right here and full instructions on how to make them on this post.
Happy early Christmas! Here’s another free advent printable for you to work on over the long holiday weekend. All you need are twenty-four 3x3inch boxes (bigger is alright if you don’t mind a border), tape, scissors and the printouts! Fill with fun gifts and treats…you’re good to go! The project takes 30 minutes tops!
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I know no one wants to think about Christmas yet but December 1st is almost a week away. With advent calendars you have to plan ahead a bit. I really love advent calendars (see: here). When we first got married we made it a tradition to do some sort of little ritual or token everyday that would get us in the mood for Christmas. They can be little things like drink spiced cider or big things like go see the Nutcracker. This is the first year Moses really understands what’s happening so I’m excited to continue our tradition with kids. I’m so happy to team up with Amanda Jane Jones who designed this beautiful printable. These little sacks are so easy to make. All you need is Iron-On transfer paper and 24 little sacks. Once they are filled with activities and little toys and treats I’m going to hang them on the wall with a little washi tape.
Step 1: Download the free printable by clicking here (the images will be reversed so that once they are ironed on they will be correct.) Then print them on iron on transfer paper (you can purchase this at an office supply store) and cut out rectangles.
Step 2: Place each rectangle with the image side touching the muslin bag.
Step 3. With a very hot iron (no moisture) press down on each bag for 1-2 minutes.
Step 4. Once it is cool peel up the corner and pull the paper off. Easy-peasy.
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Share the season! Brighten up the mail by sending a bit a fall to friends who are missing out on this year’s foliage. Make these fall flavored envelopes to carry your leaves safely through the mail.
Step 1: Gather supplies! A straight edge, exacto knife, bone folder (optional), glue stick, click here to download the printout, and tape (optional).
Step 2: Cut out the envelope by using the black line as a guide. It is best to keep the knife inside the guide, just so no black peeks through.
Step 3: Fold four lines from corner to corner. For best results, use a bone folder. Glue the edges to the inside of the back flap.
Step 4: Gather leaves, and press them in between wax paper and some heavy books for a few days.
You’re ready to go! It’s the perfect way to brighten up the mail this fall. Download here.