15 Sites for Free Printables for Your Home!

free printablesLooking for something to put on your walls that doesn’t cost a fortune? Like changing up your wall art so often that spending huge amounts on art seems pointless? I know the feeling! My budget doesn’t stretch too far these days, so FREE printables are just what I’m looking for. And I thought you might like some too 😉 I’ve collected some of the best from my search to fill my walls, hope you enjoy them. Make sure you click on the links to go to the original source.

 

1. Love this one from Love from the Oven. Everyone needs a little glitter on their wall!

2. Rainbows make me smile 🙂 From Maybemej.

3. This chalkboard art from Caravan Digital Downloads is amazing, and it’s poster size! They have a couple of other freebies, plus some other really affordable prints too (ranging from $5 to $20).

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4. Vintage Printable is another great resource for vintage art – this watercolour Edwardian woman is just beautiful. Images are saved into categories and you can look at everything from animals and plants to vintage theatre posters.

5. It is the little things isn’t it!! From Kids Stuff, World.

6. The New York Public Library has a huge collection of digital images that a free to use. Everything from Ocean flowers to old photos, book covers and posters. Another site to bookmark, pin or save to search through later.

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7. I couldn’t go past this amazing ferris wheel – the colour is just beautiful! There is a set of three available at Oh So Lovely, and lots of lovely printable calenders too.

8. The colour of this Choose Joy poster is just perfect! There are loads of freebies at Lost Bumblebee. LOADS

9. At Holly McCaig there are a bunch of cute printables.

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10. Primer has a set of stunning patent prints – I love vintage cameras so couldn’t go past this, but there’s also a motorbike and guitar that are very cool too. And a collection of them would look stunning!

11. These freebie postcards from Fellow Fellow are great for a pick me up, and I love the mint!

12. Gorgeous for the wall… but wouldn’t it make a lovely gift too? From Charlotte Anabar.

 

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13. I think I must be on a coral kick at the moment, as I’m loving this colour. And the quote, well… 🙂 You can find this and others at Living Well Spending Less.

14. Hand drawn and shared at Life Unfluffed. What could be more lovely?

15. My 3 Monsters created a bunch of printables to be used in a planner, and they’re all amazing.

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Please remember that these images are provided free from very generous sources, and are NOT to be resold. If you’re unsure, please check with the source!

I’ve also spotted some great free printables for children and will be sharing them later this month.

Hope you enjoy 🙂

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Affordable Art – DIY Ideas

Filing your walls on a budget can be a challenge. When I started this series what I could find were gorgeous pieces for $300 +. They may have been beautiful, but I just couldn’t justify that sort of money. So started searching, and documenting my search with posts on greeting card art, prints, and collecting. Today I’m sharing some great DIY projects, and some I’ve tried out too.

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There are some truly amazing projects out there – I thought I would share a couple that I love…

DIY Art COllection

1. The geometric art from The Red Thread is beautiful! It looks lovely as a DIY headboard, but I can also imagine it hanging over a lovely white hall table.

2. If I’d have found feathers in the last two weeks I would have made these gold dipped feathers from You are My Fave. In a frame, gold or even silver would be amazing.

3. You would have to have been living under a rock not to have seen paint chip art on the net, and this one from A Beautiful Mess is super easy!

4. I love string art and this one I just had to share from Delightful Deets.

5. I would love to paint a cross stitch… shown here on Fresh Home. And if you’re not so keen on doing it with paint, I have also seen some using pegboard… I just haven’t found a great tutorial! (Maybe I should do this one…. hmm…. )

6. This ikat painting looks amazing, and there are really great photos showing just how you can do you own at Bigger Than The Three of Us.

With all this buzzing round in my head I started with something abstract…  my very own abstract watercolour. It makes me smile, think of cottage gardens and feel a little bit pleased with myself!

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I bought watercolours, a canvas and brushes from Spotlight, and simply splodged on the colours I liked. After a few minutes to let them dry, I painted over them all with a wet brush, dipped in a tiny bit of white paint. I also grazed the brush over the top half so it wasn’t stark white. That’s it. And you know what else I like about this one? If I change my mind, or decide I want to try some other painting, all I need to do is paint over it.

I’m planning some cushions in the fabrics hung over the lounge… maybe with some yellow or hot pink piping… and I need to paint the table, just can’t decide what colour!

And for something entirely different, I also made some beautiful fabric tassels! In my hall way I have two recessed sections that have been blank since we moved in… and were ridiculously hard to photograph! I literally whipped these up in an hour and they were up in the wall. I followed a very simple set of instructions from Prudent Baby.

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I’ve also managed to acquire a few maps… luckily with a Geography teacher in the house he comes across them frequently. So we have two, one in the kitchen / dining room, (the first picture) and one in what is going to be a study area (the third photo). The third one is a work in progress and will share when it’s completed. The middle picture is a op shop frame I found for $8 and the ‘K’ is covered with a map of my local area.

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In my family room I have a half wall opening into the kitchen. It’s a dead space and we’ve put a big rug and the kids lego there for them to play with. Building on my previous post on whiteboards I’ve used two Ikea frames to make drawing boards for Emma and Harry. Emma in particular loves to draw, so one is blank, the other is lined for her to practice writing. It was christened immediately and has been used everyday since.

drawing Boards 3I have a few works in progress, but time has gotten away from me this week. I will post them as they are finished. Working on these has also made me think about painting my walls… but that’s for another time!

What about you? What DIY Art projects do you love?

Thanks for stopping by

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Affordable Art – Get Your Print On!

If you were here last Thursday you may have seen that I mentioned I’m on the hunt for Affordable Art for my home. As I was doing my research I found it wasn’t nearly as hard as I thought to stay under budget – I just needed to know where to look!

logoI started online (where I start looking for everything) and found some amazing prints, pennants and posters. Take a look at these…

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Wayfair – Vintage Ateliers Large Wall Art Phil Bee Interiors / Safety Pin Design – To Live Is To Fly / Society 6 – Whale Print / Birdy + Me – Peacock wall art / Down That Little Lane – Feather Print / Carosel Boutique – Just Be You Boys Print / 11 Amazing Vintage Posters You Can Have For Free

Yep, all of these are under $100, the vintage poster on the bottom right hand side is even free!!! In fact, you could probably get a couple of these and still be under budget! I have the Society 6 Print on the top right, and they even have free shipping worldwide till Sunday making it even more budget friendly!!!

If you prefer to see what you’re buying in person before handing over your cash you could try these too…

Wall Art

I’m so in love with the first wall hanging of the pink woman (from Ikea), if I could just work out where I could put it, it would be coming home with me asap!

And if you’re in to free stuff, make sure you check out…

  • The Graphics Fairy for amazing vintage graphics of everything from birds to cars and maps.
  • Creative Commons where you can search for images you can use without fear of breaching any copyright laws. It allows you to search places like Google and Flickr for absolutely any kind of image you can think of and you can print it however you want!
  • At Sprik Space blogger Aimee offers a great range of free printables including calenders and cute posters. My daughter Emma has one of her lovely freebies on her wall 🙂

Before I finish up, there were a few places I spent WAY too long looking around… LARK and Down That Little Lane. I’m warning you though, there is so much to look at you might be there for a while 🙂

Next Thursday I’ve got a DIY to share… and I’m talking collections. Do you have a blog post or photo of a collection you have up on the wall? Let me know as I’d love to link up!

Thanks for stopping by

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