Create Personalized Decorations for your Home with your Own Printer
With a basic home computer printer and a few good ideas, you can create personalized decorations for your home with your printer and save money! Whether for a child's room or for your living room, these ideas from 123inkjets should help spark the creative juices and give some hints on decorating on the cheap.
Shadow boxes - Shadow boxes have always been a great decorating project because they are so versatile. They can be very elegant when used with wedding or dainty tea party items. Or they can be bold and sassy for a little girl's bright and colorful bedroom. Compile fabric scraps, stickers, cardstock and all your other supplies and adjust the items around to find the right arrangement. Even personal items such as clothing, favorite baby booties or toys can make a fantastic addition to the project. If you have an Inkjet or Laser printer, you can print out lettering in fun fonts and sizes or pictures to place as a collage within the shadow box. Create stickers by using images printed on sticker printer sheets and let the kids join in!
Pillows - Printing out cute images or photos of people, pets and places is a quick and easy project. Use canvas sheets to print out you image and use ironing adhesive to attach to an already existing pillow. Make a new one with a pillow kit that can be found in most craft stores. Pillows can quickly change the look of a room by adding color or contrast.
Posters - Yes, posters can be set up and printed on your home computer printer for your teen or really anyone in the home. Store bought posters can be expensive but creating your own posters with a personal flair is something that is truly unique. Again, by purchasing a pack of transfer sheet for making posters, you can print images of travel destinations after uploading your pictures. Crop and resize great shots to enhance the room's décor. Nature shots are always a great idea for posters.
Luminaries - Because these can be made with several different types of materials, creating a beautiful table setting or romantic vignette is super easy. Vellum is great for this project because it can be printed on, comes in an array of colors and casts a lovely glow. Create a romantic mood in a room or a cheerful Valentine's table that everyone will enjoy. Even rice papers can be used and most of our home computers will accept any number of papers in different thickness to print images or pictures on. Halloween is so much fun because not only can you decorate inside with luminaries, but you can decorate outside as well!
These are just a few ideas that you can start with to incorporate some personalized decorations for your home but there are certainly many, many more out there. Pay attention while walking through your local department store and see what things you can create at home. Remember to repurpose items you might think of giving away, reuse fabric and craft supplies and buy high quality ink cartridges to keep from throwing away so many into the local landfill. Have fun and keep your eyes open for more ideas!
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