Friday, August 24, 2012

DIY Lilly Pulitzer Notebook & Sign

Are you or someone in your home getting ready for back to school?  As most of you know, I teach Spanish.  This week I've had a blast getting my classroom ready for students.  I'll post pictures next week, but I couldn't wait to share a wonderful DIY idea with you. 

Since I spend the majority of my day in the classroom, I love to add some touches of Lilly and color!  You can make signs, notebook covers, and more using Lilly Pulitzer print images and some quick editing. 

Students who are absent from class can pick up their assignments in these file folders that I made pretty with a Lilly print. 

My minnies start middle school on Monday!  Every year, I like to take their picture on the first day of school.  A sign helps me remember which year is which.  For this year's First Day of 6th Grade sign, I used the Maryland Lilly Pulitzer print.

Even the list to track tardies to class is prettier in a Lilly print.

You can easily create these signs!  First, you'll need to visit the Lilly Pulitzer blog for some images.  The screensavers work really well. 

Then head over to ipiccy to create your printable.  Here are the easy steps you should follow: 

1.  Click Upload Photo
2.  Once you've uploaded your photo, choose the Blender tab.  It's the 4th one over from the left and looks like layers stacked on top of each other. 

Now the fun begins! 

3.  Click the top tab that says Sticker.  I added a square sticker and resized it to make a rectangle.  Your sticker will appear in black.  Click the color button to change the color.  Make sure that Solid Color is selected. 

Now you're ready to add some text!

4.  On the same menu, click the Text button.  Play with the font, sizing, and color until you find something that you love!  This is for the minnies' folders. 

5.  When you're finished, click the button that says Done! in the upper right hand corner of the screen. 
6.  To save your image, click the Save tab that looks like a floppy disk towards the right hand of the screen. 

7.  Give your picture a title and click save.  You can now use this jpeg image in Microsoft Word or Publisher, re-sizing as needed to fit your notebook or folder. 
Have fun making your own back to school printables! 

Was this tutorial helpful?  Leave me a comment; I'd love to hear what you created. 



  1. I've created many printable signs using the wallpaper backgrounds. They came in such handy for a Lilly Bridal Shower I hosted recently! I typically use gimp or photoshop but am looking forward to giving this new program a try. Thanks for the recommendation and TGIF!

  2. This is such a great idea!! Thanks :)

  3. This is the best tutorial ever! Thank you so much. I've been looking for something like this to make tags/labels,etc.

    I just tried it out and made some name labels for my daughter's fourth bday goody bags. Found the Lilly P. Creme Fresh Print which goes perfectly with our Strawberry Shortcake theme!!

    Thank you!!

  4. Thanks! I can't wait to try it out.

  5. Oooh I never even thought to make printables with Lilly prints! What a fun idea!

  6. This is SUCH a great idea! I'm going to try this out!

  7. I'm a new follower and I'm so glad I discovered your blog. I'm also a teacher (3rd grade) and enjoy all things pink and ladylike. The Lilly Pulitzer prints will add a nice splash of color to my classroom.

    Thanks for sharing,



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