Tag: printables

5 free Easter printables you can have ready for Sunday. Each one gorgeous.

My box of Easter decorations may sit unopened in the basement this year, but I can still make my home festive beyond the colored Easter eggs, with printables. Here I’ve gathered up a bunch of free Easter printables to get me in the mood for the bunny’s arrival.   Little Miffy fans will bounce all over the house when they see you’ve made Minieco’s printable rabbit garland. And if you aren’t sure you’re handy enough with a craft knife to get those eyes and little mouth just so, no worries. I think a string of rabbit heads would look...

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Arrrrrrr that’s a cute Valentine’s Day carrrrrd!

On Valentine’s Day, not every kid wants to hand out cards with Barbies and Care Bears. For the rest of them, we love these too-cute pirate themed Valentines cards that you can make yourself (for almost free!) Mer Mag’s free printable Pirate Valentines are a little more involved than the list of super easy Valentines printables I just rounded up, but not so involved as to eat up your entire weekend. In fact, after you print either the boy or girl pirate cards from the free PDF, the only thing left to do is affix a wee felt heart...

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Thanksgiving printables and craft ideas that are a lot easier than cooking a turkey

I consider myself fortunate that I do not have to cook Thanksgiving dinner—as does most of my extended family, as they will tell you. But, that doesn’t mean I can’t help all you hosts out with some great (and inexpensive) Thanksgiving craft ideas, to can help you dress up that Thanksgiving table with more than another side dish. –Christina Happy Thought’s colorful 3D turkeys would look so cheerful on each place setting. They come as a PDF, but you don’t have to tell anyone how easy they are to print and assemble.  From the cute coloring placemats for the...

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The coolest Halloween printables – go forth and be crafty!

With the money I’m spending on Halloween costumes and bags of candy, I’m not about to drop a fortune on decor too. So, I’m so pleased to have found so many affordable (and free!) printables that don’t require me to do much of anything or spend much of anything. This is way easier than finding a costume that my precocious ten-year-old and I will agree on together. Throwing a bash? Anders Ruff’s Haunted Halloween Printable Party (above) includes such pretty hues and special touches, it’ll look like you spent a fortune. You don’t have to tell a soul that it...

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Yippee kai yo kai cupcake

Whether you’ve got a tiny horse fanatic, a country themed shindig, or just some really unruly cake pops that need to be rounded up like little dogeys, we’ve found the perfect cupcake wrappers for you. Bonus: Hello, ponies! I’ve got a case of the blahs regarding the store-bought party decor available right now. And I love horses. No wonder I totally dig these printable horse cupcake wrappers from Spaceships and Laser Beams on Etsy– you know, the folks who brought us those adorable bacteria cupcake wrappers on Valentine’s Day? When you buy the wrappers. you’ll receive an Adobe PDF...

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Printable Mother’s Day wall art that is totally frame-worthy

If you notice your beloved sneaking out of the house to run an “errand” today, or if you are still fretting over a gift for a special mama in your life, avoid a trip to the crowded card store or florist and check out two sweet prints that are frame-worthy (and free!) for Mother’s Day. Created by two of my favorite design bloggers, Inessa of Diaper Style Memoirs and executive editor of Babiekins, and Maddie of li’l magoolie, this pair of Mother’s Day Printable Wall Art would make a heartfelt gift that feels anything but last minute, especially if it makes...

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Web coolness – inspiring working moms, last minute Mother’s Day gifts, and breakfast in bed.

Here are some things we’ve liked reading around the web the week. We hope you will too. Nabbing some last-minute beauty gifts for Mother’s Day? Kristen highlights her favorites on Birchbox. And of course, there’s always our own Mother’s Day Gift Guide. 25 inspiring stories from 25 inspiring working moms on iVillage including Jennifer Garner, Kathleen Sebelius, and our own Liz Gumbinner! Sunday’s breakfast in bed looks even better with these sweet personalized love notes (shown.) Keep an eye on Ohdeedoh’s Month of Small Space Living for beautiful inspiration and ideas. A quick printable Mother’s Day card. And don’t miss...

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Keep your bunnies busy with this great Easter craft

My kids love Easter, but the hours leading up to festivities can get a little hairy with me trying to get ready for the holiday and them trying to “help”. There just isn’t enough of me to keep three kids happily occupied while I make sure the colored eggs/baskets/food/cleaning routine gets done. So when I saw this amazingly cool Easter project that my craft-loving kids would adore, I threw my figurative Easter bonnet in the air. Hello Clementine’s rabbit garland printables would make the coolest Easter decor in our home with a quartet of hip bunnies that prefer you...

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The paper crown princess

If I had a dollar for every princess themed birthday party I’ve been to, including my daughter’s birthday party…well, I’d be able to pay for our next goodie bags. If you get suckered into hosting one with the ever-so-popular theme, I love these paper crowns which are so charming and special. They help me envision a new take on the princess party with a more classic than Disney vibe. The paper crowns (update: now available at Present and Correct) actually happen to be cards that fold up nicely and come with a matching envelope, all with a cool retro style. With the...

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A Super Bowl requires super cupcakes

It’s Super Bowl Sunday(tm), that day of pigs-in-a-blanket, three-million dollar commercials featuring talking animals, and of course, Puppy Bowl. Also there’s a football game. Or so we hear. Without any Green Bay or Pittsburgh mamas among us, we’re going to remain impartial today, and instead turn our attention to the snacks. Like, say, cupcakes?If you’re scrambling to pull together some themey treats for guests, or to haul over to a wide-screen owning friend’s house today, we love these printable football-themed cupcake wrappers. A recent fun Etsy find for us, Spaceships and Laser Beams, makes it easy to get these...

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Web Coolness – Valentines printables, Chinese New Year crafts, and cold weather fun

Here are some things we’ve liked reading around the web this week. We hope you will too. Are you a Cool Mom Picks newsletter subscriber yet? This is a pretty awesome month to sign up. On Momformation, Liz is sharing printable Valentine’s cards to help you save money like the one shown here from Piggybank Parties. Have you checked out our fancypants Valentine’s Gift Guide on AHAlife? A year of the rabbit printable craft project at AlphaMom. Kelcey Kintner shares activities to keep kids busy inside on cold days. Which is all of them, lately. You crafty types will...

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Last minute Halloween panic? We can help!

The good thing about Halloween falling on a Sunday this year is that one very valuable extra weekend day to get ready. Check out theses posts, take a deep breath and say ohm. Then go crack open those Reeses. Last minute Halloween costume ideas for babies that are as cute as they are easy. Easy Halloween craft projects, from no-carve pumpkins to dried pasta skeleton art. Inexpensive Halloween printables to make a party spooky, artful and fun. Free Halloween printables from HP including decorations, masks, and cards. Free Halloween coloring pages from Crayola to keep kids entertained (i.e. not...

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An unbirthday worthy of your own Alice (or Jillian or Chloe)

The story of Alice in Wonderland involves a tea party, funny little cakes, a menagerie of characters and lots of adventure. In other words, all the ingredients for a kid-friendly birthday party, as my daughter has recently discovered for herself. When she inevitably decides she MUST have an Alice in Wonderland party, I’m going straight to Paper & Cake. Paper & Cake has already rescued me once from store-bought monotony with their adorable pirate party printables, and now the team of Abigail and Kira have created all the cute decorations I need to throw a cool “unbirthday” for my very...

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Cool Mom Picks readers have a heart

Valentine’s Day has come and gone and now, a week later, we just want to say thank you thank you thank you for your absolutely overwhelming support for our artist-created color-your-own Valentine’s Day cards we put together with Etsy. The numbers are in and more than 400 of you helped us raise more than $1700 for The Children’s Heart Foundation. All $3.99 at a time. We couldn’t be more pleased! If you loved the work of the twelve generous artists who contributed their talent to the cause (and really…who wouldn’t?) feel free to visit their shops and support them...

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Free Valentine’s Printables – for when I’ll have to say I love you in a song

If Valentine’s Day is coming closer and closer (and it is), and you still have no idea what to give your beloved, don’t fret. Instead take a look at what Ayako Akazawa, a senior designer at Chronicle Books, has put together for those of us with a soft spot for the mix tape. These Valentine’s Day CD labels are for your own special mix of songs. Using one of the styles in Chronicle’s Candy Orchard Packaging Kit, these Valentine’s Day labels are covered in little trees with wood you be mine printed on the side. There are also matching...

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Good free crafting fun for those rainy days

As if the various handmade goodies at the Wee Wonderfuls Shop weren’t wonderful enough, now owner and Hillary Lang has decided to open a new section of free crafting downloads, all available 100% free of charge (with a very polite request that you not sell anything made from them). The printable paper dolls will buy you an hour or two of blissed-out quiet playtime. The bear and bunny doll patterns could be tackled in time to send the kids off to camp with some new stuffed friends. Or if you’re a fledgling sewer who’s been itching to make your...

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Forgot the valentines? No you didn’t!

You didn’t forget that the class party is on Friday and you’re baking cupcakes and, by the way, your kid needs 24 cards to share with her friends. Of course you didn’t; you were just waiting for us to tell you where to find the best printable Valentine’s Day cards, so that you can whip them out last minute. We like this heart balloon stationery from Little Brown Pen(above), which comes in different sizes so you can print your own tiny cards now, and even full-size stationery later. [ed note: They’re now known as the Paris Print Shop] Cool...

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