After the Christmas decor comes down (the day after Christmas at my house!) it can be tricky to find the right seasonal decor — what kind of winter decor is right for your style? and when can you add Valentine’s decor into the mix? Well, this month’s Canon collaboration printable is the perfect solution, as it’s both beautiful and simple winter decor AND a perfect nod to Valentine’s Day since you can customize it to feature the ones you love — with carved names on the trunk of the watercolor birch tree! But it is great as year round decor too!
The first print is an 8×10 size and features the quintessential symbol of love: carved initials inside a heart.
On the next print, an 11×14 size, you can add up to 8 family member’s or children’s names on the tree trunks.
And then round out the trio with a simple 5×7 handlettered watercolor verse:
To personalize the prints, download the prints here (for personal non-commercial use ONLY). Then, open the PDF files using Acrobat Reader on your computer (not in your web browser) and click in each of the blue text fields to add your text
and then print.
AND GUESS WHAT!
I got a new printer from Canon and I am so excited about it!! Truly it is so pretty, I just can’t stop looking at it, and if you don’t have a lot of space, it is the perfect fit for just about anywhere! (plus it comes in red!!) The PIXMA TS9020 is more compact than my previous one and the updated design is so modern (stay tuned for a chance to win one yourself soon). The new TS series has four sleek options to choose from, you can find your picture perfect match HERE. (if you want to print on the 11×14 size, you can print the 11×14 on the iP8720, or just scale-to-fit on 8.5×11 paper!)
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Each print has cut lines included, so for best results, print the 5×7 and 8×10 on standard 8.5×11 paper and the 11×14 on 11×17 paper and then use a craft knife and a metal ruler (like we used for the pennant calendar) to cut along the cut lines. Be sure to use a cutting mat underneath so you don’t cut up your table!
You could mount these prints on boards like we did with these feather prints, hang them on an easy DIY memo board, or frame them — you’ll need one frame each in 5×7, 8×10, and 11×14, and I think these rustic wood frames we found are the perfect complement to the birch tree art prints. The frames are from Hobby Lobby, but there are similar barnwood frames available over on Amazon as well.
These make a great winter decoration grouped on a mantel or shelf — why not add some real birch candles (or safety-conscious battery operated ones) or tealights? or hang the prints on the wall as part of a mini gallery collection, maybe even with one of the winter prints from our seasonal watercolor print set! You could add a large slice of real birch to the ensemble, or pinecones, evergreen sprigs, and a pom pom garland would also be great additions!
So, just grab the printable set here, and get to printing! Show off your pics by tagging us with #imaremodelaholic on social media, or share your pictures here. And don’t forget to share and pin this project!
Please note: a small portion of Mac users have reported that the custom font doesn’t work correctly in the file they receive via email, even after opening it properly in stand-alone Adobe Reader. If this happens to you, just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get it taken care of. 🙂
Update from reader Brooke: “I believe I have figured out what the issue is. Most Macs automatically open a PDF with a program called preview. I had to re download adobe reader and update it for it to show up. Now it is working perfectly. Hopefully this can help for any future Mac users. This is the link to download adobe reader, and to install updated versions —> https://get.adobe.com/
We are so happy to be working with Canon this year to bring you all some easy do at home printer projects to make your home beautiful or your life a little bit easier and happier. Please help us share the word about these fabulous projects by sharing on Pinterest or Facebook!