DIY Printables: Easy Tutorial and Tips!

White desk with laptop, notebook, and coffee against a white washed brick wall with the words "Ultimate DIY Tutorial for personalizing free printables using PicMonkey | Mandy's Party Printables

White desk with laptop, notebook, and coffee against a white washed brick wall with the words "Ultimate DIY Tutorial for personalizing free printables using PicMonkey | Mandy's Party Printables

I have mentioned and linked many times to PicMonkey for taking my images and personalizing them to make them your own. I am not a techie person, and I know it can be so confusing when trying to use new programs, so in an effort to make your DIY life easier, I present an easy tutorial with pictures, non-tech language, and lots of personalization love. Get ready to rock your world!!

DIY Printables: Easy Tutorial and Tips!

Screen shot of PicMonkey home screen for a DIY printables tutorial | Mandys Party PrintablesStep 1: Start here on the main page. It may have a different picture when you are looking at it, because, well, holidays. Click on “Edit a Photo” right there in the orangey-brown box. (See we aren’t techie at all here!! But, I did come up with that color all on my own.)
Screenshot from PicMonkey showing options for downloading picture files | Mandys Party Printables

Step 2: Once you have clicked on the orangy-brown box, a dark grey box will pop up with all of these lovely options. You want to click on the “computer” option because that is where you saved the printables you want to edit.

Screenshot from PicMonkey showing options for downloading picture files | Mandys Party Printables

Step 3: Click on the file where you saved your printables. I saved mine in the graphics folder in my pictures folder. I clicked on “graphics” then when the file names popped up I found the file that I wanted, then clicked the “open” button in the lower right corner by the “cancel button”

PicMonkey working board from the website, with an editable kitty printable ready to be personalized | Mandys Party Printables

Step 4: Once you click that “open” button from step 3, the file that you chose will pop up to the workspace. It is now ready for personalization!

Screenshot from PicMonkey tutorial detailing how to choose text | Mandys Party Printables

Step 5: At this point, you will choose your text. As you can see in the picture above, 1st click on the “Tt” Then you can either choose from PicMonkey’s text styles or your own that you have on your computer. You can toggle back and forth until you choose. Finally, click on your chosen text.

Screenshot from PicMonkey tutorial detailing how to place text | Mandys Party Printables

Step 6: Once you decide which type of text you’d like, click on the “Add Text” button in the upper left. When you do that a box will appear on your image. Hover your cursor over the box and right click, then move your mouse to move the box into the position you want it.

Don’t worry if you don’t know exactly where you want your text, you can adjust it later.

Also, if you look to the right of my photo, you’ll see the box where you can change size, color, etc.

Screenshot of PicMonkey with flattened background, ready for export | Mandy's Party Printables

Step 7:  Fill in the name that you want for the printable. I chose Isabella. Then you can use the corners of the box to make it bigger or smaller (just click on one of the corner dots and hold it down as you move it out and in). You can also move the box around like I explained in step 6.

Screenshot from PicMonkey Tutorial showing text options | Mandy's Party Printables

Step 8: When you are satisfied with your first text box, move on and continue to fill in the portions that you want to be personalized repeating the steps above.

PicMonkey Tutorial showing the flatten image option | Mandy's Party Printables

Step 9: Once you have all of the text and personalization that you would like, you can flatten your image, meaning you combine all of the layers together, by clicking on the flatten image icon that I have circled on this screen.

PicMonkey Tutorial showing flattened image, ready for export | Mandy's Party Printables

Step 10: As you can see in the Layers box, after you flatten, you have one “Background” layer now. You can now export your personalized invitation to your computer to send out to be printed or to print from home. Just click on the Export icon that is circled on the upper part of the screen.PicMonkey Tutorial with options for exporting photo | Mandy's Party Printables

Step 11: Once you click on Export, these boxes will pop up. You can change your image name and the type of image, the quality of the image, and the dimensions, but you don’t have to change anything if you don’t want to. Then, you can click on the green box to export to your computer. You can also use the green arrow button next to Export for computer to choose other options if need be.

PicMonkey Tutorial with instructions on how to save to your computer | Mandy's Party Printables

Step 12: Once you click that green button to save to your computer, this box will pop up. It will be the last place that you chose a file from. If you want to save your new creation to the same folder that you chose the original editable image from, just enter a new file name (it’s highlighted in blue) and then hit save. If you want to save it elsewhere, just navigate to the correct folder.

And, you are done! Now that you have done it once, it gets easier and easier. PicMonkey is super user-friendly, and you can explore and play around with all of the options they have available. That is how you learn!

If you have any questions at all, I am here to help! Just leave me a comment!

 

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Free “Into the Night to Save the Day” PJ Masks Banner

Free "Into the Night to Save the Day" PJ Masks Banner | Mandy's Party Printables
Free "Into the Night to Save the Day" PJ Masks Banner | Mandy's Party Printables

Green, blue, and red Free "Into the Night to Save the Day" PJ Masks Banner | Mandy's Party Printables

PJ Masks are on their way! To your party to save the day! If you are planning a PJ Masks superhero party for your little superhero, then you definitely need this FREE “Into the Night to Save the Day” PJ Masks banner.

Click on the link below and you can download and print the banner and save the day!

Printable PJ Masks Banner

More PJ Masks Party Printables

Here are some more PJ Masks party printables:

 PJ Masks Party Printables Round 1

PJ Masks Party Printables Round 2

 

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FREE Alphabet of our Love DIY Valentine Book

Alphabet of our Love DIY Valentine Book | Mandy's Party Printables
Alphabet of our Love DIY Valentine Book | Mandy's Party Printables
There are so many different ways to tell your sweetie you love them. Instead of opting for the typical card, go a DIY route and create an entire book telling them all the ways you love them from A to Z. Not only does it force you to be really creative, but it gives your partner, kid, or even BFF a list of traits that make them unique. And it shows how much you care!

Alphabet of Our Love DIY Valentine Book

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To get started just print out this Alphabet of Our Love Valentine Book and start listing out different reasons your loved one is special to you. It helps to write a draft on a separate sheet of paper before marking up the printable. You can print out the final version on card stock or even laminate it for a permanent feel! Whoever you give it to will be sure to treasure it forever!
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Free Printable Football Banner

Football banner for boys football party or superbowl party | Mandy's Party Printables
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Football banner for boys football party or big game party | Mandy's Party Printables

Are you ready for the big game?? My boys and husband are, but I’m not. Nope, I haven’t even made my shopping list for the big food game. But, I will tell you what I do have done (and just in time, too!!)….my banner! I have a FREE Printable Football Banner to share with you today!

You know the drill…..

  1. Click on the link below the picture. A pdf will open with the lovely footballs on it.
  2. Make sure your printer is at the ready with either cardstock or photo paper (photo paper will be a more professional looking print).
  3. Print.
  4. Cut out footballs.
  5. Using a hole punch (or fork tine if you can’t find the hole punch….again.)
  6. String up footballs using bakers twine (my favorite kind is here: bakers twine)or dental floss if you can’t find your bakers twine…again.
  7. Admire your work during the big game between commercials.

Free Printable Football Banner

Football banner for boys football party or big game party | Mandy's Party Printables

 

Football Banner

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Blue and Green Circle Happy Birthday Banner

Green and Blue Circle Happy Birthday Free Printable Banner | Mandy's Party Printables | #circlebanner #bluebanner #greenbanner #birthdaybanner #partydecor

Green and Blue Circle Happy Birthday Free Printable Banner | Mandy's Party Printables | #circlebanner #bluebanner #greenbanner #birthdaybanner #partydecor

Hey there, remember me? And my banner obsession? I promised you more! Here is a very versatile FREE Green & Blue Printable Happy Birthday Banner. The very best part is the fact that they are circles! Did you know that circle banners are super trendy right now? True story! They are super hip in the party decor aisle.

Grab your very own Green & Blue Printable Happy Birthday Banner here. Use it for a superhero birthday party, a doughnut party, a race car birthday party, or just a family happy birthday banner.

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Free Handprint Craft Valentine Printables

Free Printable Valentine Handprint Craft via Mandy's Party Printables
Free Printable Valentine Handprint Craft via Mandy's Party Printables A

 

Free Printable Valentine Handprint Craft via Mandy's Party Printables B
Disclosure: I get commissions for purchases made through links in this post at no cost to you. Think of it as a tip from someone else for helping you create something awesome!
Valentine’s Day is around the corner and it’s time the perfect time to show loved ones you care! While traditional cards are sweet, nothing says I love you like a homemade craft made with love. That’s why Personal Creations has put together 6 adorable Valentine’s Day printables that you and your little one can create using a few simple materials from home.
The printables are templates that let kids create their favorite animal with just their handprint. Print the template of your choice; then have your little one stick their hand in washable paint and place on the template to create the outline of an animal.  Wait to dry and help them complete the craft by cutting out and gluing additional pieces to the animal. You don’t need to be a DIY expert to make a masterpiece this Valentine’s Day, just print the templates for handprint crafts that are quick and cute!

 

Free Handprint Craft Valentine Printables

Here are a few of the options that you can download and print, but you can head over to Personal Creations to see all 5 options.

Free Handprint Craft Valentine Printable | Hogs and Kisses | Mandy's Party Printables via Personal Creations

“Hogs and Kisses”

Free Handprint Craft Valentine Printable | I Love Hangin' With You! | Mandy's Party Printables via Personal Creations

“I Love Hanging with You!”

Free Handprint Craft Valentine Printable | Owl Always Love You | Mandy's Party Printables via Personal Creations

“Owl Always Love You”

Head on over to Personal Creations to see all of the handprint valentine craft printables and print your own templates for free!

You can get washable paint here and paintbrushes here.

Also, don’t miss this collection of 20 Valentine Treat Printables!

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Free Printable Valentine Pun Cards

With Valentine’s Day only a few weeks away, you’re likely on the hunt for the perfect card to give to your kids, friends, or partner. While traditional cards can be fun, they can also be expensive, which is why I love these printable V-day puns from Shari’s Berries. 
 
There are 70 ideas for creating your own pun notes or cards based on categories such as animals, food, and science. You can pick out the perfect one depending on the person’s interests. Whether it’s for your foodie friend or your niece and nephew, there are tons of fun ways to say “I love you.” Plus there you will find 10 printable V-day pun cards that you can download instantly. The link to the cards is at the bottom of the post. Enjoy!

Perfectly Punny Printable Valentine Cards

Free Printable Valentine Cards | Valentine Puns | We are the Perfect Match via Sharis Berries | Mandy's Party Printables #valentinecard #classvalentines #valentinepun

Free Printable Valentine Cards | Valentine Puns | Bee Mine via Sharis Berries | Mandy's Party Printables #valentinecard #classvalentines #valentinepun

Free Printable Valentine Cards | Valentine Puns | You are my Everything Bagel via Sharis Berries | Mandy's Party Printables #valentinecard #classvalentines #valentinepun

Free Printable Valentine Cards | Valentine Puns | You Make Me Melt via Sharis Berries | Mandy's Party Printables #valentinecard #classvalentines #valentinepun

Head on over to Shari’s Berries to see all 10 printable valentine cards and to get instant downloads!

Don’t miss our Taco ‘Bout Love Valentine Party with FREE printables!

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FREE Pink Floral Alphabet Banner

FREE Pink Floral Alphabet Printable Banner | Mandy's Party Printables | #freebanner #freefloralbanner #floralbanner #partysupplies #partydecor

It’s time for a confession. I have a banner obsession. And, what is an obsession if you can’t share it with others, right? So, here is the first installment in my banner obsession: A FREE Pink Floral Alphabet Banner 

So, grab the pink floral alphabet banner here and you can spell out whatever you’d like because all 26 letters are included! Plus, look forward to more banners for all occasions!

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Taco Bout Love Valentine Party {Free Printables}

Disclosure: I get commissions for purchases made through links in this post at no cost to you. Think of it as a tip from someone else for helping you create something awesome!

Valentines Day is approaching and I wanted to do a DIY print and party theme that was a little bit different than the traditional frilly doily hearts. Not that there’s anything wrong with that! (Seinfeld quote…I’m showing my age! Stay with me here.) So, I decided to do a combination of the most wonderful things in life: tacos + love. And, my Let’s Taco ‘Bout Love! Valentine Party was born.

Take a look at all of the party details, but pay special attention to the FREE print and party elements, because that is where your budget Valentine party will come to fruition. If you want to know where I got elements of the party, check out the “vendor” portion at the bottom of the post. My favorite party details include the following:

  • Burro de Lollipop Love 
  • ADORABLE Mr. & Mrs. Taco Cookies
  • “I Love You More Than Tacos” Printable Sign
  • Backdrop signs
  • Gumball Tubes with Spicy Pepper Printable Accents
  • Mustache and Lip Favors

Easy DIY Budget Valentine Party!Gumball holders, taco cookies, and candy-filled sombrero from a Taco Bout Love Valentine Taco Party | Mandy's Party Printables #valentineparty #tacoparty #tacoboutlove #ilovetacos #MPP #fiestaSpicy Pepper Sign from a Taco Bout Love Valentine Taco Party | Mandy's Party Printables #valentineparty #tacoparty #tacoboutlove #ilovetacos #MPP #fiesta Taco Truck Sign from a Taco Bout Love Valentine Taco Party | Mandy's Party Printables #valentineparty #tacoparty #tacoboutlove #ilovetacos #MPP #fiesta Let's Taco Bout Love Baby! 8x10 sign from a Taco Bout Love Valentine Taco Party | Mandy's Party Printables #valentineparty #tacoparty #tacoboutlove #ilovetacos #MPP #fiesta Wax lips and mustache's from a Taco Bout Love Valentine Taco Party | Mandy's Party Printables #valentineparty #tacoparty #tacoboutlove #ilovetacos #MPP #fiesta Gumball tubes with pepper accents from a Taco Bout Love Valentine Taco Party | Mandy's Party Printables #valentineparty #tacoparty #tacoboutlove #ilovetacos #MPP #fiesta Taco Sugar Cookies from a Taco Bout Love Valentine Taco Party | Mandy's Party Printables #valentineparty #tacoparty #tacoboutlove #ilovetacos #MPP #fiestaTaco Bout Love Valentine Taco Party | Mandy's Party Printables #valentineparty #tacoparty #tacoboutlove #ilovetacos #MPP #fiestaMini Donkey Pinata holding lollipops from a Taco Bout Love Valentine Taco Party | Mandy's Party Printables #valentineparty #tacoparty #tacoboutlove #ilovetacos #MPP #fiestaLet's Taco Bout Love in Words on a Felt Menu Board with Mr and Mrs Taco from a Taco Bout Love Valentine Taco Party | Mandy's Party Printables #valentineparty #tacoparty #tacoboutlove #ilovetacos #MPP #fiestaCandy-filled mini sombrero from a Taco Bout Love Valentine Taco Party | Mandy's Party Printables #valentineparty #tacoparty #tacoboutlove #ilovetacos #MPP #fiestaThree party signs on fringed backdrop from a Taco Bout Love Valentine Taco Party | Mandy's Party Printables #valentineparty #tacoparty #tacoboutlove #ilovetacos #MPP #fiestaGuacamole and chips from a Taco Bout Love Valentine Taco Party | Mandy's Party Printables #valentineparty #tacoparty #tacoboutlove #ilovetacos #MPP #fiestaPepper straw cups from a Taco Bout Love Valentine Taco Party | Mandy's Party Printables #valentineparty #tacoparty #tacoboutlove #ilovetacos #MPP #fiestaYou are the salsa to my tacos 5x7 printable sign from a Taco Bout Love Valentine Taco Party | Mandy's Party Printables #valentineparty #tacoparty #tacoboutlove #ilovetacos #MPP #fiestaI Love You More than Tacos 5x7 sign from a Taco Bout Love Valentine Taco Party | Mandy's Party Printables #valentineparty #tacoparty #tacoboutlove #ilovetacos #MPP #fiesta

Taco ‘Bout Love Printables

Just click on the link below each picture to get the pdf. Then, print and party! It’s an easy way to do a budget Valentine party with plenty of DIY that anyone can do!! Even the craft-challenged like me!

8x10 Taco Bout Love Valentine Taco Truck Sign | Mandy's Party Printables #valentineparty #tacoparty #tacoboutlove #ilovetacos #MPP #fiesta

Let’s Taco ‘Bout Love Taco Truck de Love Sign5x7 sign I Love You More Than Tacos from a Taco Bout Love Valentine Taco Party | Mandy's Party Printables #valentineparty #tacoparty #tacoboutlove #ilovetacos #MPP #fiesta

 I Love You More Than Tacos 5×7 Sign

5x7 sign You are the Salsa to my Tacos from a Taco Bout Love Valentine Taco Party | Mandy's Party Printables #valentineparty #tacoparty #tacoboutlove #ilovetacos #MPP #fiesta

You are the Salsa to my Tacos 5×7 sign

8x10 Let's Taco Bout Love Baby sign from a Taco Bout Love Valentine Taco Party | Mandy's Party Printables #valentineparty #tacoparty #tacoboutlove #ilovetacos #MPP #fiesta

Let’s Taco Bout Love Baby!

Pepper printables from a Taco Bout Love Valentine Taco Party | Mandy's Party Printables #valentineparty #tacoparty #tacoboutlove #ilovetacos #MPP #fiesta

Pepper PrintablesBoy Tacos from a Taco Bout Love Valentine Taco Party | Mandy's Party Printables #valentineparty #tacoparty #tacoboutlove #ilovetacos #MPP #fiestaLarge Mr. Taco de LoveGirl Tacos from a Taco Bout Love Valentine Taco Party | Mandy's Party Printables #valentineparty #tacoparty #tacoboutlove #ilovetacos #MPP #fiesta

Mrs. Taco de Love

 

Man Tacos from a Taco Bout Love Valentine Taco Party | Mandy's Party Printables #valentineparty #tacoparty #tacoboutlove #ilovetacos #MPP #fiesta

Medium Mr. Taco de Love

Woman Tacos from a Taco Bout Love Valentine Taco Party | Mandy's Party Printables #valentineparty #tacoparty #tacoboutlove #ilovetacos #MPP #fiesta

Medium Mrs. Taco de Love

Taco Printables with a Mustache and Face from a Taco Bout Love Valentine Taco Party | Mandy's Party Printables #valentineparty #tacoparty #tacoboutlove #ilovetacos #MPP #fiesta

Small Mr. Taco de Love

Small Mrs. Taco de LoveTaco Printables with Lips and Face from a Taco Bout Love Valentine Taco Party | Mandy's Party Printables #valentineparty #tacoparty #tacoboutlove #ilovetacos #MPP #fiesta

 

Vendors

Mr & Mrs Taco Cookies: White Rose Cookies
Mini Burro Pinata: Amazon
Chip and Dip Tray: Amazon
Balloons, Background Tassels, Colorful Bunting: Zurchers

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Ugly Sweater Party Printables

 

Invitation from Ugly Sweater Christmas Party Printables via Mandy's Party Printables

I don’t know how the ugly Christmas sweater got back on the cool train, but the marketing department there did a wonderful job. Now, instead of leaving the hideous sweaters to your mom or grandparents, they are in high demand in thrifts stores and department stores alike.

We’ve created our own line of printables for your own Ugly Sweater Christmas Party!

They are free and they make your party planning super easy!

Ugly Sweater Party Printables

Just click on the link below each photo to get the free pdf. And, get the Ugly Sweater Christmas Party Invite here!

Sweater Drink Wrappers from Ugly Sweater Christmas Party Printables via Mandy's Party Printables

Green Ugly Sweater Drink Wrappers

Sweater Drink Wrappers from Ugly Sweater Christmas Party Printables via Mandy's Party Printables

Blue and Gold Ugly Sweater Drink Wrappers

Sweater Drink Wrappers from Ugly Sweater Christmas Party Printables via Mandy's Party Printables

Red Ugly Sweater Drink Wrappers

Cupcake Toppers from Ugly Sweater Christmas Party Printables via Mandy's Party Printables

Ugly Sweater Christmas Party Cupcake Toppers

Party Sign from Ugly Sweater Christmas Party Printables via Mandy's Party Printables

Party Sign for Ugly Sweater Party

Ugly Sweater Banner from Ugly Sweater Christmas Party Printables via Mandy's Party Printables

Ugly Sweater Party Banner

Drink Straws from Ugly Sweater Christmas Party Printables via Mandy's Party Printables

Straw Flags for Ugly Sweater Christmas Party

Award Ribbons from Ugly Sweater Christmas Party Printables via Mandy's Party Printables

Ugly Sweater Party Ribbons

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