Saturday, June 29, 2013

Freebie: 1000 Facebook Fans!

Here is the free printable I shared on the Facebook page when we reached 1000 fans! We're now at over 1200 and I wanted to make sure all the blog readers got this festive freebie as well!
Just click the image and a new window will open. Right click and "save as" to your computer. Then print it just like you would a photo - 8x10 inch dimensions. Frame, use in scrapbooking, or hang on your bulletin board!
Copyright PrintableWisdom, 2013. Please do not resell or redistribute. Non-commercial use only.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

One Thousand!

Wow! We've officially reached 1000 Facebook fans! And it just happens to be at the same time as my one year anniversary with PrintableWisdom on Etsy

So here's a HUGE thank you gift for all of y'all! Get 50% off your entire order at today with the code ONETHOUSAND. 

This promotion will last until noon tomorrow!

Monday, June 10, 2013

DIY Bookshelf from Wooden Crates!

Since we've moved into our new house, I've accumulated approximately 20 DIY projects... all going on at once! Here's one of the few I've completed! We have tons of books between the two of us, so I really needed an affordable way to display them all.

Crates (I used 9 of these that I found at Joann Fabric and Crafts). Make sure to search for coupons when buying from Joann's!

Staining supplies: sandpaper, stain, steel wool, topcoat, dropcloth
Screws and screwdriver (a handyman helps here, as well!)
LOTS of books to fill it!

  1. Sand all of your crates down (some of the edges were really raw on mine, and I had to use wood glue to repair a few cracks)
  2. Apply one coat of stain, steel wool after
  3. Repeat step 2 until you get your desired color. I used Rustoleum in "Kona" and only used one coat!
  4. Apply top coat. I only used one layer, but that was because I was anxious to get this bookcase put to use! 
  5. Screw the crates together in the arrangement you want. I had my favorite handyman/husband do this part!
  6. Arrange all of your books!
Here are some photos I took during the process!

The crates fresh out of the delivery boxes!

Almost done! 

The final product!

I really like the different shades of stain on the crates!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Etsy Shop Feature: KayDea Crafts

Today, I am featuring Karis and Dea, the designers behind KayDea Crafts on Etsy! They create adorable crocheted stuffed animals and amigurumis!

Click "Read more" below to learn more about Karis and Dea, and click on the photos to be taken to listings in their shop!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Etsy Digital Designers Team: Summer Vacation Facebook Hop!

The Etsy Digital Designers team is having another Facebook hop! This time, it's summer vacation themed, using this awesome color palate:
Here's a preview of my freebie! Print this out as an 8x10 to brighten your home this summer!

Click THIS LINK to go to the Facebook hop and download TONS of freebies!

Here is a list of all of the participating shops and their Facebook pages!

Lovelytocu - 
Printable Wisdom - 
Makn the Rounds - 
Chocolate Rbbit - 
Poppy Hill Creations - 
Popuri Design - 
Sonya DeHart - 
Tout Aimee - 
White Coffee Designs - 
Simply Brenna - 
Vivera Design - 
Inkbite Designs - 
Arigigi Pixel - 
Jessica Sawyer Designs - 
Candybox Digital - 
Clementine Digitals - 
MaJo BV Digitals - 
Lilian Ellaboudy Design - 
Wisteria Design Studio - 
Fancy Dog Studio - 
The Paper Pegasus - 
Sher Hastings Designs - 
KC Printables - 
Cheries ArtsnCrafts 
Jenny Allsorts Design - 
Luv Ewe Designs - 
Lana Koopman Design - 
Digi BonBons - 
Surface Hug - 
Doris and Fred - 
Jennifer Rogers Design - 
Picky Chicken - 
Mad Mad Graphics - 
Anneline Sophia - 
POP print on paper -