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FREE Set of 3 Monstera Leaf Printables

monstera leaf free printable adorablest vignetteFree Set of Monstera Leaf Printables. Pictured above shows the print I’ve designed using one of the leaves from my Monstera plant, as inspiration. It’s designed to fit an 8 x 10″ frame (you’ll need to trim the paper to fit if you don’t use photo paper), but you can just print it on A4 paper (as above) and stick it to the wall with washi tape like I did. If you’re not in Australia, just your standard printer paper should be fine too.

monstera leaf pink free printable adorablestYou’ve got the choice of Dusty Pink …

monstera leaf mint free printable adorablestMint Blue … or

monstera leaf green free printable adorablestOr Mint Green.

Or download all 3 – FOR FREE 🙂

By the way, if you just try printing the images above, they will not come out great as they are in low resolution. For the best resolution prints, please click on the Monstera Leaf images above and you will be taken to the download.

If you share these images (on your website or email) please link back to Adorablest as a courtesy – Thank You.


DIY – How to Make Words with String

diy words with string how to tutorials adorablestDIY – How to Make Words with String. An easy DIY, but can give lots of personality to gift wrapping, placecards or anything else you want to add the handmade touch to.

The supplies for this Words with String tutorial are simple and you may already have on hand. I already had my metallic string on hand. The metallic cord you are looking for has an inner cotton piece that can be removed and is not the stretchy kind.

If you only have wire in cut lengths (like I did) that’s fine too – you’ll just have to work out the length of your words you can do. The Wire you can buy in long lengths (like on a paddle) is a great solution, because you could just about write a paragraph of words with that long un-cut length!

You will need:

  • Metallic Cord with inner cotton cord (see above)
  • Florist wire. Approx 24g
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Word or Name Template (‘Joy’ available below)

How to:

diy words with string tutorial steps

  1. Print out your word or name. I used Sacramento font if you are wondering. I also changed it slightly in an editing program because the letters didn’t quite join up how I liked. If you want to use Joy, here you go … diy-words-with-string-Joy
  2. Measure your metallic string on the word for length and cut.
  3. Pull the cotton inner out of the metallic string slowly.
  4. Then you will just have the metallic cord ‘shell’ and the plain cotton.
  5. Align your wire into the metallic string opening.
  6. Thread all the way through until you have your length for the word.
  7. Use the print-out as a guide for bending the letters.
  8. The ends of the metallic string do fray, so …
  9. Dab a little glue and neatly finish off the letter.
  10. You can either create a loop at the end, or cut and glue again.

diy words with string tutorial supplies Aldi Craft GlueJust thought I’d let Australian readers know, I used this glue, from Aldi. It worked very well.  It was a cross between clear craft glue and super glue – hence Craft Super Glue, I suppose.  Sets strong, but I found it workable for a little longer than actual super glue. I think about $4 or $5. It finished off the ends of the metallic string just great.

diy words with string tutorialdiy words with string tutorialdiy words with string tutorialdiy words with string tutorialdiy words with string tutorial adorablestI threaded my ‘Joy’ onto a little pressie wrapped in

The ‘ribbon’ is actually those ribbon things sewn into shirts to help hang them, but I always seem to get my arms tangled in them. If you don’t like them either, cut them off and make use of them for little ribbons! I have lots of different colours from doing this.

With this DIY Words with String, you could spell out people’s names for a table setting, gifts or (wine) glass charms. Being wire, you can also bend them around something like a pot plant, or bottle (loops at the end in this case will help you tie it). What do you think – any uses that you might like these for?


DIY – How to Make Folded Paper Balls with Free Template

diy folded paper ball tutorial adorablestDIY – How to Make Folded Paper Balls with Free Template. Hang them as a garland or use them as shelf decor. As these are quite large ‘balls’ you could even fill them with goodies as an Advent Calendar for Christmas. Free Template and easy instructions to follow.

You will need:

folded circles templates free printable adorablestThese are the PDF templates you need to complete this project like in the picture. Download below and print 2 copies of each:

  • Access to a printer to print templates
  • Scissors
  • Glue (for paper – ‘stick’ kind works great)
  • String (if you want to make a garland)

How to:

diy folded paper ball tutorial steps adorablest1. To make 3 balls, you will need 2 copies of each template. (1 set shown in pic)

2. Cut out the 24 circles. 6 each of marble, coral, navy & mustard.

3. Cut out your triangle template. It is an equilateral triangle to help folding.

4. Place the template in a circle and fold – coloured side up.

5. Continue folding each piece in all colours.

6. Now you’ll have 24 folded circles.

7. Group into 3 piles (of 8). In each 2 of marble, coral, navy & mustard.

8. Glue your pieces.

9. Try to separate the colours. On the last piece to glue …

10. Thread in some string, before gluing the last piece.

diy folded paper ballFolded Paper Balls Garland hanging on a door, so you can see their size.

diy folded paper balldiy-folded-paper-ball-3diy folded paper balldiy folded paper ballIf you want a longer garland, simply repeat the process until you have as many as you need.


DIY – Marble Look Mouse Pad

diy marble look mousepad adorablestDIY – Marble Look Mouse Pad.  The Marble Paper is available to download for FREE!

I love the look of marble and while that marble printed vinyl doing the rounds on various sites is gorgeous, I’m on a budget … so here’s a cheeky DIY version that will only cost a few bucks.

You will need:

  • Old Mouse Pad. Like a neoprene one with the fabric glued to the foam base.
  • Glue Stick. Like a Bostik Blu Stik (Australia) and make sure it is FULL.
  • Clear Contact. I used a roll from Kmart, only $1.
  • Scissors & Blade Cutter. Make sure they are very sharp.
  • Cutting Mat. So as not to gouge holes in the carpet 🙂

How to :

1. Download and Print the Free Marble Paper. No need to trim to size yet.

2. Fully coat your mouse pad with the glue stick. It absorbs a lot = use a FULL stick.

3. Glue the Marble Paper to the mouse pad. Leave to dry under books overnight.

4. Clear contact over the top of the Marble Paper.

5. Turn upside down onto your cutting mat.

6. Cut through both the paper and contact with your blade cutter, trim with scissors.

That’s it! The desk looks more modern now and I think it should hold up to wear and tear. FYI – I use a wireless, optical mouse and it works fine. The clear contact doesn’t affect it.

diy marble look mousepaddiy faux marble look mouse padClaire

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