Round Up: 7 Blogs to Follow for Great Free Printables

Stephanie Lee

7 Blogs to Follow for Great Free Printables

 

I may be biased because I love designing printables, but I think that blogs specialising in free print-at-home files are worth their weight in gold. If you know where to look you can find resources for pretty much any aspect of your daily life, from home and office organisation to party planning, weddings, keeping the kids entertained, decorating for the holidays... the list goes on! Here are some of my favourites sites for pretty and functional printable files:

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Roundup: 10 Handmade Valentine's Day Gifts for Her

Diy Maven

Roundup Handmade Valentine's Day Gifts for Her

We covered the guys last week. Today we're turning our attention to the ladies. Although, I'm guessing there are a lot of guys out there that would love some of the things on this list as much as some of the ladies out there would love some of the things on the guys' list--okay, maybe not the beard oil, but I digress. So, read on and make your must-make list, because Valentine's Day is going to be here before you know it. 

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How To: Make Paper Roses In Minutes!

Lexy Ward
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Photo: Lexy Ward

I  love working with flowers. Fresh or fake, they just make me happier. While not all of us have a green thumb (I am not declaring I do as I am still struggling to keep my plants alive), paper flowers are the easiest way to enjoy some new blooms and keep them around far longer than a few days. And you can make this version in a matter of minutes! So hunker down with that hot glue gun and let's get to work.      

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Make it: Printable DIY Project Planner

Stephanie Lee

printable DIY project planner

There's something to be said for the usefulness of paper organisers. While I love online planning as much as the next person, it really helps sometimes just to have all the details for my upcoming DIYs in one spot rather than having a pin for the instructions in Pinterest, a link to the supplies in Safari, sketches in my notepad... the list goes on.

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How To: Make Easy Literary Leaf Gift Tags (Free Template Included)

Chris Gardner

created at: 12/07/2010

This year, all my Christmas decor is leaning towards the paper-y and the handmade. So, when all my Christmas presents ended up getting wrapped in brown craft paper and old books, I knew the leftover red and green gift tag stickers at the bottom of my wrapping paper organizer wouldn't do.

So, I came up with this easy way to create leaf-shaped newsprint gift tags for free! And free is a lot better than the $4.00 apiece they're asking at West Elm. Here's how:

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Roundup: 10 Clever Paper Straw DIYs

Faith Towers
Roundup: 10 Clever Paper Straw DIYs
Photo: Remodelista

Paper straws suddenly became popular a while back (kind of like washi tape), and now I grab a box of them whenever I see them. Which means that now I suddenly have a lifetime supply of them. And I'm guessing some of you are in the same boat. Bur there are other, alternative ways to use them, aside from drinking through them... here are ten super clever DIY projects using paper straws.   

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Round up: 12 Fun Holiday Gift Wrap Printables

Stephanie Lee
Photo: The Lovely Drawer

If you're anything like me, you'll know what it's like to scrounge around on Christmas Eve for the last remnants of wrapping paper you can find because you've left your gift wrapping to the last minute and the shops are no longer open. Thankfully, the internet always comes to my rescue with printable after free printable full of prettily patterned paper goodness - it's saved my gifts and my sanity time and time again. Click through to see my favourite printable finds!

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