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 printablewisdom.etsy.com 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.


Materials:
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!

Steps:
  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 - http://www.facebook.com/it.is.lovelytocu 
Printable Wisdom - www.facebook.com/PrintableWisdom 
Makn the Rounds - www.facebook.com/makntherounds 
Chocolate Rbbit - www.facebook.com/ChocolateRabbitGraphics 
Poppy Hill Creations - www.facebook.com/PoppyHillCreations 
Popuri Design - www.facebook.com/PopuriAlbumDesign 
Sonya DeHart - www.facebook.com/sonyadehartdesign 
Tout Aimee - www.facebook.com/ToutAimee 
White Coffee Designs - www.facebook.com/pages/White-Coffee-Designs 
Simply Brenna - www.facebook.com/SimplyBrenna 
Vivera Design - www.facebook.com/viveradesign 
Inkbite Designs - www.facebook.com/pages/InkBite-Designs 
Arigigi Pixel - www.facebook.com/ArigigiArt 
Jessica Sawyer Designs - www.facebook.com/jessicasawyerdesign 
Candybox Digital - www.facebook.com/pages/Candy-Box-Digital 
Clementine Digitals - www.facebook.com/ClementineDigitals 
MaJo BV Digitals - www.facebook.com/muymajobv 
Lilian Ellaboudy Design - www.facebook.com/LilianEllaboudyDesign 
Wisteria Design Studio - www.facebook.com/WisteriaDesignStudio 
Fancy Dog Studio - www.facebook.com/FancyDogStudio 
The Paper Pegasus - www.facebook.com/ThePaperPegasus 
Sher Hastings Designs - www.facebook.com/sherhastingsdes 
KC Printables - www.facebook.com/KatyClemmans 
Cheries ArtsnCrafts www.facebook.com/ArtbyCherie 
Jenny Allsorts Design - www.facebook.com/JennyAllsorts 
Luv Ewe Designs - www.facebook.com/luvewedesigns 
Lana Koopman Design - www.facebook.com/LanaKoopmanDesign 
Digi BonBons - www.facebook.com/pages/Digibonbons 
Surface Hug - www.facebook.com/Surfacehug 
Doris and Fred - www.facebook.com/dorisandfreddesigns 
Jennifer Rogers Design - www.facebook.com/JenniferRogersDesign 
Picky Chicken - www.facebook.com/pickychicken 
Mad Mad Graphics - www.facebook.com/MadQueenMother 
Anneline Sophia - www.facebook.com/AnnelineSophiaDesigns 
POP print on paper - www.facebook.com/POPprintonpaper