September 22, 2016

Free Printable Thankful Poster

Happy first official day of Fall! I love this season, and even though it's still warm here, And with Fall here, I can't help but think of everything that has happened this year and be thankful for it (which is very apt since it's close to Thanksgiving, here in Canada anyway). I was sketching the other day and I just couldn't keep this to myself so I'm sharing this free printable Thankful poster with you guys!

handlettered poster

They come in a orange, brown and my chalkboard style. Fall colors just for you guys! Don't forget they are for personal use only :)

free printable thankful poster

Interested in more fall-themed printables? Check out these past projects from the blog!
Give Thanks Cutlery Holders
give thanks with a grateful heart printable

What are you most excited for when it comes to Fall? Drop me a line in the comments and let's talk :)


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September 20, 2016

DIY Overlay Notebook at Mod Podge Rocks Blog

I just love lace papercuts and overlays - they just give a sense of delicateness to a certain project. The other day I shared how to create a fun personalized DIY Overlay Notebook at Mod Podge Rocks blog - check out how easy it is to make it and snag the free template for the handlettered 'Notes' word!

Notes book handlettered

overlay notebook

Check out the post by clicking any of the photos above or the link below to start. How do you like personalizing your notebooks?

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September 13, 2016

DIY Just Keep Going Mug

One of the challenges about working alone is the fact that you have minimal people interaction - it's true in my case, anyway. I try to surround myself with inspirational things - mostly quotes. I hand-lettered this DIY Just Keep Going mug for myself to use on those days when I need an extra push!

diy just keep going mug

I'm sharing the free png cut file with you guys in hopes that you will find encouragement as well in your every day journey, or maybe to gift to someone who needs it.

Coffee cup / mug
Template (download at the end of the post - for personal use only)

weed vinyl after cutting

Measure how big you want your decal to be, and then cut and weed your design. I used a mini mug so 3" high was great for me. 

apply transfer tape to decal

Cut a square of transfer paper slightly bigger than your decal and apply, making sure your decal sticks nicely to it. 

attach decal to mug

Peel off the backing and attach it to your CLEAN mug, and then gently remove the transfer tape. And you are done! It's seriously that easy.

cute motivational mug DIY

So if you don't have a Silhouette yet - better get one soon - Black Friday is coming up in a few months, as well as Christmas! 

Interested in my lettering art? You can follow my lettering design + updates from blog posts on my instagram account. I also sell hand-lettered cut files over at Lilium Pixel SVG on Etsy - all files there are 100% okay to use commercially. 

lilium pixel svg

Don't forget to check out these other handlettered projects! Click on the photos to be redirected to the tutorial. 

but first coffee mug

Mini Wall Hanging decor no sew

sugar, salt and pepper containers

handlettered just keep going mug

What motivational quote do you like reading the most? 


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September 08, 2016

DIY Elegant Hammered Wire Earrings

There are some days when I just want to step away from my computer out of frustration and just create something. Yesterday was one of those days. Since these days it's hard for me to look for time to experiment, I turn to my trusted materials - in this case, wire and a hammer to make these DIY Elegant Hammered Wire Earrings. If you haven't seen a post of me making them, read  on for the how to. And if you have, you might still learn a thing or two!

DIY Hammered wire earrings

Cut off excess wire

Step 1. Cut off about 2-3" of 16 gauge wire. You want it as smooth and kink free as possible. 

Loop wire on wire jig

Step 2. Create a basic tirangle pattern on your wire jig with the biggest piece in the middle, and then loop your wire as shown on the top to create the area where your earring will hang from. If you don't have a wire jig, you can create a loop in the middle of your wire using round nose pliers. 

create earring form on wire jig

Step 3. Loop your wire down between the big peg and wrap each end on the smaller pegs below. Again, you can do it without a wire jig - just use a round barrel object such as a fat marker to wrap your wire around from, and then use your round nose pliers to create the loops. 

cut off excess wire on wire earring

Step 4. Cut off the excess wire. 

Attach your connector charm

Step 5. This step and the next are interchangeable - if using a connector that you will use jump rings with, you can do the next step first. If not, do this first. Attach your connector charm by opening the loops and adding your charms in. In the case of my charms, I had to shimmy them to get them to sit right on the piece. 

Hammer your wire earrings on bench block

Step 6. Use a hammer and a bench block to flatten the wire and give it a nice, finished hammered look. 

Attach your earring hooks onto the earrings

Step 7. Attach your earring hooks (with or without jump rings) and you are done!

Want more hammered jewelry ideas? Check out these posts - click on the photos:

DIY elegant hammered wire earrings

I love how this turned out as it definitely gives off a different feel than most of my hammered earrings. More grecian goddess - don't you think? Nevertheless, I think it's perfect for a night out with friends. What jewelry design are you crushing on lately? 

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