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Everynothing wonderful: Ruthless Organizing: Tools and Tricks. I know it isn't always screamingly obvious but we're a pretty 'crunchy' family...even more so in the past few years.

everynothing wonderful: Ruthless Organizing: Tools and Tricks

Which is another part of the problem. We needed to get real and stop trying to save, reuse, and repurpose everything in sight. Not that you shouldn't, but that it wasn't working. By investing in tools that really work for us we were able to start fresh and stay the course – meaning less packaging, more bulk pantry supplies in our own glass containers, more use of our reusable produce bags, and control over our 'un-paper' products - too many rags to wash is just as wasteful as too many paper towels. Did I mention that article from Sunset really set something off in me? A few things that helped: 1) Investing in and using containers that really work for us: We use a lot of canning jars because we have them and they are the right size for most things we need in the pantry. 2) Bistro Markers - aka chalk markers: 3) Labels: Plain old labels.

Ok - so for those label downloads. Free Ecards, Funny Ecards, Greeting Cards, Birthday Ecards, Birthday Cards, Valentine's Day Ecards, Flirting Ecards, Dating Ecards, Friendship Ecards, Wedding Ecards, Anniversary Ecards and more at Stencils Library. 1.

Stencils Library

Heart Stencils Rain Blanken These printable heart stencils are perfect for making a patch, screen printing a shirt, or even spray painting a jewelry box. 2. Holiday Stencils 3. Free and easy stencils for your screen printed, spray painted or appliqué creations. 4. Basic Shapes include: Arrow Smiley Face Pow! 5. Wp-content/uploads/2013/10/spice-jar-labels.pdf. The Graphics Fairy - Vintage Images, DIY & Crafty Projects. Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad, Antique Linen: Arts, Crafts & Sewing. The Graphics Fairy - Vintage Images, DIY & Crafty Projects. It’s never too late . . . free printable. Live, Laugh, Love - Free Simple Printables — Dream a Little Bigger. My mom was really into rustic signs when I was a kid.

Live, Laugh, Love - Free Simple Printables — Dream a Little Bigger

When I say really, I mean REALLY. We had practically no space on the walls in our little “country kitchen” in town. If the space wasn’t being taken up by a pig, chances are it was taken up by a sign telling you to take or leave supper among others. My favorite, however, was the Live Well, Laugh Often, Love Much sign that was probably 5 feet across and maybe 9 inches tall. There were hearts in between each saying. The style I have grown into as an adult isn’t country anything. So I’m working on my master bedroom and high on my agenda are things to go on the wall.

Click on each of the images above to download the high resolution jpeg printable. If your printer doesn’t run black as well as you’d like, you can always take a Sharpie and draw over the type to get a really saturated black. DIY wooden letters on canvas. Simplicity really is the best design, and this canvas art project is no exception.

DIY wooden letters on canvas

When we started seeing these wooden letter on canvas projects popping up on Pinterest, we just knew we had to try creating our own version. Thankfully, this wall art project is one that can easily be made by any crafter, even if you aren't artistic. With just a few supplies you can turn any favorite quote or meaningful song lyric into a work of art for your home. What you'll need Gallery wrapped artist's canvasWooden lettersCraft glueMatte or flat finish spray paint What you'll do Decide how you want your letters to be arranged on your canvas. Put some glue on the back of your wooden letters. Gently press the wooden letter into the canvas. Keep gluing the rest of the letters down until all of the letters are glued to the canvas, then set it aside so that the glue can dry. Once the glue is dry, spray paint over the whole canvas, including the letters.

More great craft ideas. Labels for mason jars etc. Design: Grid Lettering. You’ve seen those fun hand-drawn typefaces making the circuit lately, a little bit robotic, a little bit indie, but definitely fun!

Design: Grid Lettering

Here’s an easy way to achieve those styles for your own projects with grid lettering. I found several resources of lettering from a book circa 1890. Printable Alphabet Crafts. Monday, January 23, 2012 Printable Alphabet Crafts | Family Economics By Cathe I found a fun alphabet in one of my vintage clip art books to share with you.

Printable Alphabet Crafts

I really like the twisted and intertwined detail of each letter. Below are two examples from my personal collection, one in black and one in red. Here are some fun ideas for using large and ornate alphabets: • Print and frame for instant décor • Trim out rows of letters, wrap and secure each around straight-side glass vases. Inspirational I Wall Quotes™ Wall Decals and Pre-Designed Vinyl Lettering. Irish Sayings. The Graphics Fairy and The Buttons. You may already know about this amazing blog, it’s actually pretty popular.

The Graphics Fairy and The Buttons

I like to think it’s been my secret source for some time and only now, because I just can’t keep it to myself any longer, am I willing to share it. It’s The Graphics Fairy, a blog full of free vintage images. I don’t know how she does it, but she finds the coolest old graphics, most in full color, and posts them on her constantly updated blog for FREE!

(Did I mention they’re free?) And if you want a background for your blog, she does that too! Although I love most everything she offers as-is, I have been taking a few images and playing around with them in Photoshop to erase the text and then to Illustrator to add my own. As far as a tutorial: print, cut and stick. A few tips: When cutting circles with scissors, you’ll cut more accurate when turning the paper and holding your scissors in one position. You can use the button labels on most any container. And now, the photos. Washi Tape Stickers & Art. This post may contain affiliate links for your convenience and to assist in the maintenance of this site.

Washi Tape Stickers & Art

I’m a huge fan of all the beautiful washi tape out there but a lot of the time, I find myself just hoarding it instead of actually using it. I wanted to figure out a way to make some sort of washi tape wall art without too much hassle or expense! I also wanted to maintain the translucency of the tape. I know I could have just stuck the washi tape to white paper and then cut it out but I wanted the “look” of washi tape, which, for me, means it has to be translucent. I was more nervous cutting out this project than I was when I cut out my Montessori Sandpaper Letters! I used my Silhouette Cameo to easily cut out the words but you could definitely do this project with some patience and a sharp craft knife. Letters, alpha, pics to copy. Printable Forms, Templates and Spreadsheets - Free Download.

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