What’s better than handmade decorations? EASY handmade decorations! This printable is perfect for an easy piece of text art, and you can customize it to suit your style by changing out the paper.
Decorating on the cheap is difficult. So anytime someone gives me a picture frame, I jump at it. Of course, then there’s the question of what to do with the frame. I have a lot of photos, already, and sometimes it’s nice to balance that out with other things.
In this case, I wanted to do some wall art. But you ever just want something done without having to put the effort into it? Yeah, me too. So no painting and no glitter (plus Zach hates glitter with a burning passion). I’m not particularly good at calligraphy (even fake calligraphy).
But I AM good at finding fonts. So I went to my computer, opened up Microsoft Word, and set to work.
Easy, Cheap Home is Whenever I’m with You Printable
- scrapbook paper (I used this set)
- scissors or Xacto knife
- Microsoft Word
- pretty fonts
- picture frame
Step 01: Open a new document in Microsoft Word. Then the phrase you want and used two fonts: KG Two is Better Than One and KG Hard Candy Striped. (There is a link to the PDF of this one below.)
Step 02: Get out a piece of scrapbook paper and cut it down to a regular letter-sized paper (8.5 x 11 inches).
Step 03: Load it into the printer and then hit print!
Step 04 (optional): For a round picture frame, pull the glass or back out of the frame. Lay it down over your (PRINTED) paper. Make sure to do this printed side up, so you can see the words and know they’re centered. Trace around the glass. Cut the paper where you traced.
So easy. So cheap. I’m loving scrapbook paper printables right now. I need to get a bunch of smaller frames and do a whole grid of quotes somewhere.
If you’d like the printable I made, it’s free to download. Get it here!
You’re also welcome to make your own. I’d love to see what you come up with!
What is the best project you’ve done that was both easy and cheap?
That’s neat! I have a few frames I don’t know what to do with, but it might be a while until I see them again, since they are all getting packed away now 😛
Ha! Moving suuucks. Just thinking about it makes my stomach hurt. Good luck! I hope you see your frames again soon. 😛 Do you have a deadline for finishing the move?
This came out beautiful! Hello from Fabulous Finds.
Thank you! And hello. 🙂
The thought to print things to hang or display on scrapbook paper never entered my mind. Great idea!
Hello! Absolutely wonderful Idea!! How do you get this to print the the center of the scrapbook paper.. I feel like that size paper wont fit in my printer tray 🙁
Hi Nina! You have to cut the paper down to the size that your printer uses.