Turn Free Printables into Ornaments + a Roundup of Free Chalkboard Printables!

Free Printables are really the best thing out in blog land in my opinion! You can do so much with them! I am loving all of the chalkboard printables out there! For the PTA board this year we wanted to give them something for Christmas as a Thank you and I decided to make them ornaments using the chalkboard printables. Today I am sharing a tutorial on how I turn free printables into ornaments + a roundup of free chalkboard printables! These make such an affordable DIY Christmas Ornament!

Turn Free Printables into Ornaments - this DIY Christmas Ornament is such a fun idea and could be used also as a gift tags! Love this idea! From www.overthebigmoon.com!

 

Here’s a little preview:

It’s pretty simple really! I just download them, shrink them and then consolidated them onto 1 page (usually 4 to a page)!

Then print them out on cardstock and cut them out!

I always love to ink the edges of print outs using distress ink

Turn Free Printables into Ornaments - this DIY Christmas Ornament is such a fun idea and could be used also as a gift tags! Love this idea! From www.overthebigmoon.com!

I then found some cute double-sided Christmas paper.  That way the border around the free printable is cute, but the back is also festive and cute! Then I used scrapbook stickies to adhere the chalkboard printables to the cute paper.

Turn Free Printables into Ornaments - this DIY Christmas Ornament is such a fun idea and could be used also as a gift tags! Love this idea! From www.overthebigmoon.com!

I cut them out leaving an even border around all 4 sides.

Turn Free Printables into Ornaments - this DIY Christmas Ornament is such a fun idea and could be used also as a gift tags! Love this idea! From www.overthebigmoon.com!

Then I inked around the edge of the Christmas Paper with the distress ink! I also printed out little PTA 2012-2013 tags, cut, and inked them too.

Turn Free Printables into Ornaments - this DIY Christmas Ornament is such a fun idea and could be used also as a gift tags! Love this idea! From www.overthebigmoon.com!

This is what the back looked like after I put the PTA tag on the back.

Turn Free Printables into Ornaments - this DIY Christmas Ornament is such a fun idea and could be used also as a gift tags! Love this idea! From www.overthebigmoon.com!

Next I used my eyelet kit to punch a hole in the top (a hole puncher works too)!

Turn Free Printables into Ornaments - this DIY Christmas Ornament is such a fun idea and could be used also as a gift tags! Love this idea! From www.overthebigmoon.com!

I was super excited at this point – they were turning out so cute!

Turn Free Printables into Ornaments - this DIY Christmas Ornament is such a fun idea and could be used also as a gift tags! Love this idea! From www.overthebigmoon.com!

To finish them off I used raffia to make a bow and a loop to hang them with. I cut a piece about a foot and half long.

Turn Free Printables into Ornaments - this DIY Christmas Ornament is such a fun idea and could be used also as a gift tags! Love this idea! From www.overthebigmoon.com!

Then I folded it over and pushed both ends though the back towards the front.

Turn Free Printables into Ornaments - this DIY Christmas Ornament is such a fun idea and could be used also as a gift tags! Love this idea! From www.overthebigmoon.com!

Then I tied it into a bow!Turn Free Printables into Ornaments - this DIY Christmas Ornament is such a fun idea and could be used also as a gift tags! Love this idea! From www.overthebigmoon.com!

This is what the front and the back both look like:

Turn Free Printables into Ornaments - this DIY Christmas Ornament is such a fun idea and could be used also as a gift tags! Love this idea! From www.overthebigmoon.com!

Turn Free Printables into Ornaments - this DIY Christmas Ornament is such a fun idea and could be used also as a gift tags! Love this idea! From www.overthebigmoon.com!

Turn Free Printables into Ornaments - this DIY Christmas Ornament is such a fun idea and could be used also as a gift tags! Love this idea! From www.overthebigmoon.com!

 

Here are where I found all of the free awesome Chalkboard printables:

All Families Need a Stable Foundation from Over the Big Moon

Chalkboard Printables from Love, Pomegranate House

Cup of Cheer from Ruffled Sunshine

Oh Holy Night from AKA Design

Tis the Season to be Jolly from Smile Like You Mean It

Oh Come let us Adore Him from AKA Design

Santa Clause is Coming to town from My Fabuless Life

Christmas Printables from The Crafting Nook

 

Here are a few other Christmas Printables that aren’t chalkboard style:

Handful of Christmas Printables from Chicfetti

Variety of Christmas Printables from Design Trapped in a Lawyers Body

Christmas Song Word Printables from Girl Creative

Vintage Christmas Printables from Girl Creative

Watercolor Christmas Printables from Little Gold Pixel

Buffalo Plaid Christmas Printables from Northern Newlywed Designs

 

You could use these for so many things! As tags on gifts, to decorate your own tree, or as gifts for a super cheap price. I only spent $6 on this whole project and it made almost 30 ornaments!

Turn Free Printables into Ornaments - this DIY Christmas Ornament is such a fun idea and could be used also as a gift tags! Love this idea! From www.overthebigmoon.com!

 

 

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Lisa

Previous author of Over the Big Moon. I shared my passion for home and family life! I love graphic design, DIY projects, cooking, and working in my garden! My favorite role is taking care of my husband and our 3 amazing and busy boys!

Comments (21)

  • Hi, so cute! I’m confused about the printing too. You said you printed them on white paper? Did it use a ton of black ink then? Or is it printed on black paper? (Although I’m not sure if there is even such a thing as wore ink for the printer) anyway, they’re adorable! I look forward to hearing the how to, because I’d love to make these. Liz from HomeToCottge.com

    • Yes, I printed them on white paper. It does take some ink but if you are worried about using that much ink you can always have them printed at a copy place.

  • Thanks so much for your great tutorial and links. I made some ornaments and they turned out great! I also shared them on my blog with a link back to you (The North End Loft.)

  • So this may be a silly question , do I buy the black paper and print to my regular printer I am a wood worker not real savvy on paper crafts but would like to try this. can someone walk me through this . thanks : )

  • These are so cute and I Love them. I have a question… Did you count in all the black ink used to make these when you figured out how much each one cost to make?

    • I’m not exactly sure. I pulled them into photoshop elements and put 9 of them on a sheet. They were not exactly the same size but the printables were all different too. There were 3 across and 3 down and I just dragged them to fit right. I would say on average they are about 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches.

    • Sorry for being so vague! I printed them onto white cardstock. To ink the edges means to take an ink pad and run the edges of the paper over the inkpad to give it a more distressed look. If you look at the PTA paper above you can see how it has back around the edges. I did that with my ink pad. It helps finish it off. With the chalkboard prints too, it covered the white edges so it looked more real. Hope that helps!

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