How to Make Christmas Decor Printables
There is no shortage of ways to decorate your home for Christmas and thanks to Pinterest there is no shortage of inspiration for new ways either! With a quick search, you can find everything from modern Christmas decor to classic Christmas decor ideas. One of my favorite ways to decorate for Christmas is the inexpensive way! I love finding a good deal or making a quick trip to the Dollar Tree to spruce up my Christmas home decor.
Of course, the even better way is to create something at home for free! I created these Christmas Decor Printables that are a perfect way to add some holiday cheer to your home this Christmas season! They fit into an 8×10 picture frame and can change the look of your room in just a few minutes!
When I made these I had you in mind. Not everyone knows how to create images like these so I made 6 different images to give you plenty of options on which ones fit in with your home decor. Plus, we all have different styles so this way there is something for everyone! You can grab all six of these Christmas decor printables for only $1!
How to Make Christmas Decor Printables
As I said not everyone knows how to create images like these so if you are looking to add some inexpensive Christmas decorations to your house but you want to make your own then I will show you how I made these!
First, you will need to use some sort of image editors like PicMonkey or Canva. I use and love PicMonkey so I will be using them in this tutorial but Canva has a free version that you can use as well. If you choose to use PicMonkey then they do offer a free trial and then it is only $7.99 a month after that.
At the end of this post, I will also show you how to sell the images you create so keep that in mind if you are on the fence of purchasing PicMonkey. If selling your digital creations sounds like something you would like to do then you may be willing to spend that $8 a month to have a better program to use.
Designing Your Printables
After you have signed up for your free trial your screen will look something similar to this. This is a screenshot of how mine looks so yours will be different since you won’t have any saved projects.
For this project since you are creating a printable you will need to choose a size that you know will fit into the size frame you are making the project for. I used the size of a piece of copy paper to create my printables. A piece of copy paper is 8.5×11 and normal frame size is 8×10. With that said you will just need to make sure you give a little space for that extra .5×1. Otherwise your beautiful printable will be cut off by the frame.
Once you select your canvas size your screen will then look like this one above. From here you can then start creating your beautiful printable! Let your artistic side come through and get creative. Use the menu on the left side to customize your printable!
There are so many options that PicMonkey offers and they continue to add more and more every time I log in! I use them for almost all of the images that I create for my blog. I use a few others but PicMonkey is by far my favorite!
Free Stock Images for Your Printable
In my printables that I have created, I use free stock images. You can find free stock images in several different places online you just need to varify you are allowed to use those images. PicMonkey has partnered with Unsplash which is one of the sites that I use for free stock images and now you can find those free stock images on the left side menu within PicMonkey.
Check out this post to find more sites with stock images. Again, you just need to read the licensing use of the pictures first. For your own home it is probably fine unless you decide to sell one of your designs. Then you wouldn’t be legally allowed to do that without first checking the licensing agreement on the photo.
After you choose the image that you want to use for your printable, add it to your canvas and adjust it to your liking. In the example above I added the first image on the left side menu, rotated it and expanded it. Next you can add text to your image. PicMoney has so many amazing fonts to choose from so test some of them out and see which one works for your creation. Change the color, add a shadow effect, tilt it, do whatever your heart desires!
That’s all it takes to create a festive image that will be perfect to add to a frame and bring some inexpensive Christmas decor to your home! Once you have your image just how you like it, click on the download option at the top of the screen. Download your image, print it, and add it to your frame!
How to Sell a Bundle of Christmas Printables
To be able to sell a bundle of Christmas printables there are a few more steps to take. After you have created several different printables, you need to combine them all into a PDF to sell as a bundle. I just simply added the new images I created to a Word document and saved it as a PDF.
Since these printables are designed to be printed on copy paper I wanted to make sure that they would print properly. Once added to the Word Doc, I left room for that extra .5×1 that copy paper has on the 8×10 frame and saved it as a PDF.
Where to sell your printables
Now that you have your PDF of printables ready to sell you need somewhere to sell them. A quick and easy site to use is SendOwl. They offer a free trial and then after that their lowest plan is $9 a month. It takes less than a minute to set up your account and upload your first product.
You can set up your SendOwl account with no credit card required so it is just a free 30-day test run. Once you have your PDF added as your first digital product, you now need to advertise your product.
No worries you can do that for free on Pinterest!
Advertise Your Printables on Pinterest for Free
Set up a free business Pinterest account or even convert your personal one and then create a pin image showcasing your new printables like this one below. Just use PicMonkey to create your pin images too!
That’s it! Now you have your first digital product for sale advertised on Pinterest! For more tips on how to create pin images on Pinterest check out my Free Pinterest Image Course!
Thanks for reading!