So welcome back to the 12 Days of Homemade Christmas. Today is day 10 and we're going to have a two parter today! Since it's Monday and I know you are all still struggling to unwind from the dreaded manic Monday back at the office, today's tutorial will be super simple and FREE!
Today we're going to be using PicMonkey to create free printables for some of these homemade gifts. The first set we're going to use for tomorrows DIY gift, but the other's can be used on anything we've made thus far. We will be using PicMonkey for this tutorial. If you have never used PicMonkey before, let me be the first to tell you, it it AWESOME. The coolest thing about PicMonkey is that it is free. You can choose to pay $25 a year to unlock some additional text and overlay options, but the free version offers a ton of things.
First things first, type blank white background into google and save one of these images to your computer, you will need it later. Go to PicMonkey.com. Click edit a photo, upload the blank white background you just saved. This will be your backdrop for this project. Once you open the background, resize it. I resized mine to about 900 x 900. Now click on overlays and scroll down until you see postal overlays.
Once you've clicked on your overlay and resized that to your liking, you're ready to add in some text. Play around with the fonts. Mix and match and get a little funky with it. I tend to like bolds mixed with a dash of cursive.
Once your done with your fonts. you can add graphics to your label. Scroll to the top of the overlay menu and click the "your own" option. Just surf the web or your picture gallery until you find something you like. Then save the image and upload it to your document. Once it's there, resize it to your liking.
Play around with various graphics and text until you feel comfortable with your finished product. Click save and save it as a PGN file.
If you'd like to design more labels, click on overlays again and scroll down to labels and banners. These sections offer dozens of shapes and labels for you to get creative with. The pictures below are my final products, but feel free to create your own designs. That's the best part about making homemade gifts. You can personalize everything, including the gift tags.
Finally, as I promised, I have some premade labels for you guys to enjoy. You can find those adorable labels you see at the top of this post here.
Stay tuned for tomorrow's homemade tutorial. You'll get a chance to use the Apple Pie Moonshine label. *hint hint*
As always, Merry Christmas from our home to yours!