You can be so creative with most anything that can be printed these days!
As I mention in almost everything that I write nowadays, my eldest daughter leaves for college soon, and I have only kept my sanity by being as active in the dorm decorating process as I can. This has allowed me to feel connected to the process while still letting her make the decisions. Once she gives the direction, though, I try to find fun ways to incorporate her taste into whatever it is we are working on at the moment.
College is daunting, and finding your way to class is a scary endeavor for some, so I decided that a few printouts of my daughter’s class schedule would be in order. One of these will be on display on the cork board in her room, so I decided to dress it up a bit.
First, I obtained an image of her comforter, a cute, “shabby chic” blue floral print. There are a couple of ways to do this; you may either scan a piece of the fabric, or obtain the image from the website where you purchased the comforter. With that image, I created a border, using Microsoft Powerpoint software.
Next, I created a text box, and “filled” it in with pink gingham, another of the decorating pieces of her room. I chose a “girly” font with which to create the schedule, and chose a font color to coordinate. What I ended up with looked something like this:
Now, isn’t that much more fun, decorative and girly than a plain piece of paper? So, use your imagination. If there’s a pattern you like, you can likely find a way to incorporate it into your next printing project. Create!!!