Super Easy Christmas Printable

December 9, 2014




During the Thanksgiving season, I shared a post detailing a super easy printable project. I actually loved that simple little framed saying so much, that I decided to make a Christmas printable to fill my dollar store frame for December.

I went back to PicMonkey, the free version of course, and whipped up a 5 x 7 red and green design ~ "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas". Once again, it took me less than five minutes to complete and the result looks fabulous. I tucked my November "Give Thanks" behind my new holiday greeting, so it's handy when I want to display it next fall.


I love the simplicity of the project itself and the composition. I think it compliments the other items on my counter very well.




Of course, if you are looking for a more elaborate design, the sky is the limit!


I am also excited, because at the beginning of the season, I challenged myself to spend no more than $10 on craft supplies for the season and at no cost to me whatsoever, this project fit right into my teeny tiny creativity budget! So far, my rustic triple wreath cost me less than two bucks and my newspaper advent calendar was totally free, just like my Christmas towels!

I'm doing so well, I feel a splurge coming on!

Now, if I could keep my present budget as tight, I'd really be in business...oh well, maybe next year!




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22 comments:

  1. Dear Kim ... I love using PicMonkey. I love this little project of yours, sweet, simple and so within the budget. I like the idea of keeping one behind the other, maybe even putting together one for each season or even each month to add a special touch. Thank you for sharing. ♥ Teri

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  2. I think I am going to put one together for each month now, Teri! It's such an easy project and, in my opinion, it adds so much! :) Thanks for the visit!

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  3. I love this, Kim. It looks really good. PicMonkey is a good resource for creating your own printables. The Graphics Fairy is my favorite for existing printable graphics. So many cool things on that site. Hugs, Nancy

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  4. The Graphic Fairy!! Thank you!! I saw a project I liked and thought for sure I could fudge the painting part with wrapping paper. Of course, I can't find any appropriate paper now and thought, ok, I know there's a website everyone raves about...tip of my tongue for days!! Thank you for helping me out of my memory fog...off to bookmark her immediately!

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  5. SO easy...for someone who is as crafty as you, you could do it in your sleep!! ;)

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  6. Very cute. I have not used picmonkey or graphics fairy so i now have two new websites to check out. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Red and white and festive and free! Score!!

    Poppy

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  8. I love it . . . and precisely what should happen for you!
    Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas . . .

    As others have said . . . YOU are very creative and crafty.

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  9. I have never peeked at Graphics Fairy, I have to look at that one...but PicMonkey is so easy! If you need an editing program it is very worth it to check it out, Lorri, especially since it's free!! :)

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  10. My sentiments exactly, Poppy...but I like the way you say it better!! ;)

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  11. Thank you, Lynne, that's very kind of you to say! I hope you have a merry little Christmas, too!! :)

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  12. LOL!! You have done it again! My only question is: what's a budget?!
    I really like the idea of making one for each month, or at least for each season. Do you make the canvas color 'transparent'? That thought just came to me. Then you could print it on whatever fun paper you happen to have handy. (Or am I giving away secrets? ;-) )

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  13. No secrets here, Nancy!! That's a great idea. I usually just have plain white boring paper at home, but now I may have to invest in something fun! Of course, I will have to wait until Christmas is over...wouldn't want to blow that ten dollar budget!! ;)

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  14. The fun is UNLIMITED! I love the idea of printing out a message.....I think I shall do that! HI KIM! Anita

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  15. You could splurge and buy a 69 cent single sheet of Christmas (or other fun) paper. Or maybe even use wrapping paper! Maybe a brown paper bag? If you make your own paper (I have been known to, using lint!) perhaps you could print on that by adhering it to freezer paper (seems you iron it on to the paper and then run it through the printer.) This collaboration is fun!

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  16. You so should Anita! I bet whatever you come up with will be outstanding!! :)

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  17. I have never thought of any of these things, Nancy! Now you have my wheels spinning!! :) Collaboration is fun! Thanks for the seeds of inspiration!

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  18. You're doin' a great job, Kim ... project AND budget-wise. And YES, Karen over at the Graphics Fairy has a marvelous site.

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  19. I visited her and love the site! There are so many talented ladies out there!! :)

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  20. This is such a neat idea! I love your Christmas towels, too! I need to visit more often...I'm missing out! Sweet hugs, Diane

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  21. Diane, your sweet comment just made my day! I hope you do come back and visit me often! :) Hugs to you, too!!

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