Monday, December 28, 2009

More Home Decor: DIY wallpaper using your own photos!

Okay, I couldn't believe this when I saw it--my friend Heidi made WALLPAPER from Heritage Makers posters!  She used it in her bathroom.

This is adorable!

There are pictures of her kids interspersed with cute jungle animals. 

She used two 12x18 posters to make a 6" x 72" border.  Then she cut the borders out and applied a universal wallpaper paste (can buy at Home Depot or Lowes).

Cost:  $12.95 per poster + $4 for wallpaper paste.

She made "wallies" this way, too, and just cut out individual squares (or you could do circles) and pasted them on the wall, too.  Cute!

For another theme (besides jungle), you could use her design as a template so the sizes are right, and then add your own pictures, artwork, style, etc.

One important thing to know:  SHE MADE ALL THIS USING ONLY HER OWN PICTURES AND HERITAGE MAKERS' ARTWORK.  She didn't have any special program on her computer.  It's just Heritage Makers.  So anybody could do this!

(And thanks, Heidi, for sharing both the idea and the photos!!)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Gift Ideas: Home Decor and Games

Many people use Heritage Makers to make their scrapbooks because of the ease and convenience. No dragging out boxes of papers, glue, scissors, and stickers. No set-up, no take-down. Because everything is online, you can make one page at a time or twenty. AND you can print more than one copy without having to physically make the book or the scrapbook page all over again.

Many people use Heritage Makers to preserve family history, life stories of a parent/grandparent/child, love stories, adoption stories, etc.

But for today, I have seen some very fun gift ideas that I wanted to show you. Really amazing stuff!!!  A huge thanks to my friend Heidi for the ideas and the photos of her great projects.

First, home decor:

The prints, blocks, and clock are made from 8x8 or 12x12 individual scrapbook pages. (Then, in the cases of the blocks and the clock, the pages are cut.) The tin for the tin wall hangings is about $1 at your local refrigerator supply/repair store. The wooden cubes are about $3 at your local craft store. And the clock (an 8-inch clock) was $4 at WalMart.

I think these next items look like so much fun! Talk about a gift for someone who has everything! These are personalized FAMILY GAMES that she made from Heritage Makers posters and then mounted on foam board.

Check back on this blog for more ideas!   Happy Heritage Making!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Welcome to my Heritage Makers blog!

Here you'll find information about the Queen of Digital Scrapbooking & Storybooking, Heritage Makers.  I'll post ideas, tutorials, new products, specials, examples, and much more.

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