DIY Printed Dictionary Pages are so popular right now and so easy to do yourself. It’s a perfect way to create a custom, heartfelt gift for someone that is relatively inexpensive.
One of the hottest trends that's been going on for years is custom artwork using dictionary pages. You can find prints on etsy, eBay and even Amazon!
When I go junkin’, I always look out for old books.
I have found old books and dictionaries at Goodwill, Estate or Garage sales for just a couple of bucks.
I love to use them in creative ways.
We wanted to create a custom shop warming gift for our dear friends and thought it would be a neat idea to give them custom dictionary page art to have for their improv business.
Here’s how we made a fun gift for some friends!
Create A Custom Gift Using Vintage Dictionary Pages
We found some clip art online matching their logo – a mustache – to create a template for the page.
Using any typical word processing software or online design program, create your design to use. I love designing projects using PicMonkey.
It’s a great software, with lots of free options, but for a relatively inexpensive upgrade, you have access to loads of tools, fonts and graphics to make your design.
We couldn’t find a monocle clip art we liked, so Trent made the monocle himself with our software.
Use an exacto knife to carefully trim the pages.
And always print a test page to make sure it is centered.
We lightly taped the pages to regular printer paper to keep them lined up properly.
You can customize the sidebar of DIY Printed Dictionary Pages if you find pages that have a header at the top that relates to the subject.
For fun, we added the moustache clip art to the side of the page for an extra flair.
The name of their business is Studio LOL, so we luckily found a page with the header “Studio” and then printed LOL on the center.
It was meant to be!
We had such a fun time searching for fonts.
You can also find free images to print out.
Be sure to run a few test pages first before your final print to make sure you get the centering right.
After that, simply find inexpensive frames and you've got an awesome custom gift without wrecking your budget.
It was an easy, creative custom gift.
So, hopefully this helps you - and your budget- with this idea to create a custom gift using vintage dictionary pages. And by all means, copy this idea to save your budget this holiday season!
Have fun with it and be sure to share with me what creations you’ve made!
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