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!
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.
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.
I cut them out leaving an even border around all 4 sides.
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.
This is what the back looked like after I put the PTA tag on the back.
Next I used my eyelet kit to punch a hole in the top (a hole puncher works too)!
I was super excited at this point – they were turning out so cute!
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.
Then I folded it over and pushed both ends though the back towards the front.
Then I tied it into a bow!
This is what the front and the back both look like:
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!