This Valentine’s Day do something special for your partner. This project is easy, free and lasts all day! Here is the trick…you download these printable gems hand-painted by yours truly, trim them out and hide them in places you know your partner will find. I’d recommend printing out a few sheets so you have many gems to hide. Want to take it to the next level? Write a love note on the back of each gem.
Happy Valentine’s Day to all my folks in love!
Hidden Watercolor Gems Printable by Hand-Painted Weddings.
Hand-Painted Gift Tags by Hand-Painted Weddings.
If you are anything like me, you wait until the last minute to wrap and tag your Christmas gifts. I do this because I like to see all of the presents for one person together to make sure there isn’t anything missing. This is also a recipe for procrastination and usually results in a panic, but nonetheless it is my tradition.
If you are last minute like me and don’t have gift tags yet, please download these gift tags courtesy of Hand-Painted Weddings as my gift to you this holiday season.
I hope you have a holly jolly Christmas!
Download gift tags pdf here.
I want to take the opportunity today to thank the readers of this blog with a little gift…a free printable download of my Hand-Painted Thankful Cards. I hope these cards spread gratitude to all of your dining tables tomorrow in celebration of Thanksgiving.
Thank you for reading! Enjoy your Thanksgiving!
Download the pdf here.
Thankful cards designed by Hand-Painted Weddings.
Photos by Hand-Painted Weddings.
Today I’m offering my first DIY tutorial with free artwork download! The apple leaf escort cards would be perfect in conjunction with the Back-to-School invitation. It would also work very nicely with any fall-themed table setting, whether at a wedding, bridal shower, or rehearsal dinner.
- Cardstock. I used Epson Ultra Premium Matte paper.
- Inkjet printer
- Apples, preferably with long stems
- Sewing pins or hot glue gun, depending on your preferred application technique
The first step to this tutorial is to download the artwork (see below), which I’m offering for free! Download the Word document with text boxes if you want the type to be printed. Download the PDF document if you are interested in hand-writing the names and table numbers.
Leaves Word document
Leaves PDF document
The font I used is a free font named Arvo that you can download here.
I’ve have shown two different ways to adhere the leaves to the apples. The first way is by using a sewing pin and simply pinning the stem directly into the apple near the core. Based on the size of your apples, you may need to trim the stem a bit shorter (I did). This application allows the leaves to lay more flat on the apple. The second way is by using glue (I used a hot glue gun because I’m impatient) and folding the stem in half and gluing the stem together to leaf sandwich the apple stem. This application allows the leaf to stand up off the apple a bit, which may be preferred. For this application I would recommend buying apples with long stems.
This is a very simple project that brings a nice handmade touch to your event. This is my first tutorial, so if you choose to create this project be sure to leave some feedback in the Comments section! I’d love to hear (or see) how they turned out!