How is your January going so far? Can you believe we are already 10 days into the first month of 2016? WHOOPEE DOODAH! I say, I am not a fan of January.
I did not make resolutions, but I do have many things I want to achieve this year, so I form plans and make goals instead.
One of my bloggging plans is to share more of my diy ideas with you. I often make things for myself, take a picture, pop the image on instagram and forget all about it. Later I am contacted by people asking where I ‘bought’ it…
I think you could print these out for children using simple words, they could colour them in and stick on their bedroom walls?
I recently posted a pic on my instagram account of my latest diy ‘cheer me up’ quote, see above. It now sits on my desk and cheers me on when the January days are long and grey.
This is how I made it.
You will need:
- A quote, a word or a saying you like.
- A small picture frame,
- Optional stickers
- A printer, and access to the internet.
- Colouring crayons and paints are optional
You could simply print out the phrase or word, but I use ‘Pic Monkey’ for my graphics. It has lots of simple options and is easy to use.
1. Bring up the pic monkey site and choose ‘design’ if you hover over ‘design’ it will bring up options for sizes, I used the 5 x 7 rectangle.
2. We are keeping the background white, so on the left hand toolbox click ‘apply’
3.Next click on rotate and rotate the rectangle into a landscape position. click ‘apply’
4. Click on the ‘Tt’ this is the text tool, choose your text and click ‘add text’ this will bring up a box to write in and a tool box. write your word/phrase in the box and click on it to enlarge or move around, click on it again to change the colours. I planned on colouring in mine, so I kept them to black and grey.
5 If you are happy with it click save, name your file, click on the ‘change’ where it says dimensions I usually save my word pics at 1000 x 715 pixels . Save to your computer.
6. Open your file and print.
7. I decided to colour mine in before framing…you could add stickers?
8. Cut to size and frame. Top tip: a group of three is always fab.
Are you smiling yet? Or are you at the printer already… perhaps printing out your own?
So tell me, what you would use as a ‘cheer up’ word or phrase?
Ps That tin of Caran d’ache crayons (FYI. the best crayons in the world ) I bought them when I was an art student we worked out they are now 35 years old…!!