Download and print—it doesn’t get any easier.
Free printables seem to be the trend over the past few years. Bloggers create them, graphic designers use them to market their design skills, they are the topics of thousands of Pinterest boards, there are even websites dedicated to them.
FREE, that’s the first benefit.
CONVENIENT is the second.
Some of the cutest gallery walls I’ve seen have been inspired by or include free printables. Like this one shared by Life with Emily:
Or, this one by The Shabby Creek Cottage:
And what an economical way to display them (below)—clipboards! See more of these free printables on Porch dot com.
Who are we to shy away from a trend?
We have yet to design, create and offer our own free printables, but we do have a “Free Printables” board on Pinterest. Just like most Pinterest boards, the inspiration remains in the board. Most of us don’t have time to possibly act on each pin we hoard on our boards.
However, on occasion a project might come up where a free printable could be useful.
A few weeks back I started a project involving this pitiful metal cart.
My inspiration for the project: Coffee!
I love coffee. It gets me energized in the morning, it warms me up on cold days and at times, it even comforts me. Especially when it’s a cup of café con leche made just for me by Mamita.
The key to Mamita’s café con leche? Milk warmed on the stove top then strained using a colador (strainer) and poured into the espresso coffee, Café Goya of course. Yum. No sugar for me, but everyone is different.
This cart is small and ideal for a small kitchen or office; it’s just the right size to display a small coffee or espresso maker and a few small accessories. I’ve recycled quite a few items for this project, including a picture frame.
This is where the free printable came into play.
I wanted to add a picture framed expression about coffee, so I did a little research online and found this one:
Karen always says I’m “hustling” and although this cart isn’t for me, I thought it would add a little fun and whimsy to the project.
You can download the free printable on Rachel’s Glitter and Bow blog.
I’ll be sharing the finished coffee cart project in the next few weeks! It will also be listed in our Etsy shop.
Where is your favorite place to find free printables? Has a free printable inspired a gallery wall in your home or another project?
Happy Salvaging! -Kathy