I’ve been trying to get back into the swing of things after traveling for 2 weeks and boy is it hard! Everyone says you need a vacation after your vacation and they are right. Work doesn’t look as appealing as exploring a new city each day. After having a slow week I was able to completely clear out my inbox so you gotta celebrate the small victories, right?
This weekend I’ll be busy riding, checking out Unique LA and hopefully squeezing in a bike ride too. And then maybe next week I’ll for real get back to work ;).
What fun things do you have planned for the weekend?
Today I’m excited to share these fun (and totally free) printable stickers with you! I created them with the intention of dressing up school supplies but they are so fun you might just want to stick them on everything. All you need to do is download the free printable sticker sheet I designed and print them out on your favorite Avery sticker paper.
Download the free printable sticker sheet and print it out on your favorite Avery sticker paper.
Use scissors or an electronic cutting machine to cut out the stickers. Stick them on all your school supplies to add some personality to notebooks, pencil cases and more.
The metallic and white sticker papers are for use in ink jet printers only. Please don’t put them in a laser printer as they could melt and jam your printer. However the glossy sticker paper works with both inkjet and laser printers.
When printing your own stickers, I recommend changing the print settings to the highest quality available. This will result in solid, bright colored stickers without streaks across the images.
If you upload the sticker designs to your MyAvery account, you can easily reprint them from anywhere! Just be sure to save the design to your account before exiting.
If you love making your own stickers, I highly recommend getting an electronic cutting machine such as a Silhouette Cameo or Circut Explore. I used my Silhouette’s print and cut feature to cut out my stickers. It takes a little bit of prep work to create cut lines around all your sticker shapes but then it does all the work and cuts out the stickers in minutes!
My love for school supplies doesn’t just stop at cute backpacks—I think a fun lunch bag is a must too. Today I’m sharing an easy way to personalize a lunch bag or soft lunch box using just a few supplies. Next time your coworker reaches for your lunch there won’t be any confusion whose bag is whose because yours will stand out!
Watch the video below to see how to personalize your own lunch bag and see what I always pack in mine. Hint: it’s my favorite snap pea crisps.
* If you don’t have a mini iron, you can also use a regular home iron, just be sure to cover the vinyl and letter patches with a scrap of fabric or an old t-shirt first to not melt the fabric.
Use scissors to cut the heat transfer vinyl into small shapes such as triangles, hearts, dots, or rectangles. Meanwhile, plug in the mini iron and let it heat up.
Arrange the gold letter patches on the front of the lunch bag. Use the iron to press the letters and adhere them to the bag.
Arrange the vinyl pieces with the shiny, plastic side up on the front side of the lunch bag. One at a time, use the mini iron to adhere each shape onto the bag by pressing the hot iron firmly along the top of the shape. Allow it to cool for 30 seconds and then carefully remove the plastic backing. Repeat this with the other shapes.
Complete the look by clipping a cute keychain on the zipper, pack your lunch and your favorite Harvest Snaps and you’re ready to go!
More ways to personalize
There’s a myriad of ways you can customize your bag. You can use scissors to cut the heat transfer vinyl into small rectangles to make confetti like shapes or you can cut small hearts and add some love a little love.
If you’re not into monograms, you can always simply spell out your entire name using the gold letter patches. Arrange them to spell out “HEY” or “OMG,” or add a cheeky statement like the word “LUNCH.” The possibilities are endless!
It seems like everyone is travel this month (myself included) so I thought it would be appropriate to create a travel inspired wallpaper. This month’s design features an illustration of a flat lay of popular travel items, including many of my go-to items like an RFID blocking travel (complete with a sim card holder) and a classic striped shirt.
Whether you’re soaring the skies or just have a serious case of wanderlust, I hope you enjoy this month’s wallpaper as much I do.
After totally misplacing my earbuds (I’m afraid I left them on a recent flight!) I replaced them with these pretty rose gold + white Vasa BLÅ earbuds by Sudio. If you want a pair of your own wireless, in-ear earbuds with gorgeous rose gold accents, Sudio is offering 15% off to all Sarah Hearts readers.
Enter the code SARAHHEARTS at checkout to receive the discount!
Design and illustration by Sarah Khandjian | downloads for personal consumer use only
MORE WALLPAPERS available!
If you’re having major wanderlust, check out some of the other whimsical wallpapers I’ve created. For all of you designers out there, you can purchase my travel flat lay vector illustrations over on my Creative Market shop. They are fully editable too so you can tweak the colors and scale to fit whatever project you’re working on.
Photo from my birthday party this month of the DIY gin & tonic station
I’m running around like a crazy lady this weekend wrapping up deadlines, packing, and making sure both Daisy (the hound) and Justin (the horse) are all set before we jump on a redeye flight to London. We’re heading back to the UK for the third time to visit friends, explore, and get some inspiration. And we’re spending the day in NYC both coming and going and even though it’s a going to be pretty warm there and raining in England I’m determined to pack for (nearly) 2 weeks in a carry-on!
Did you catch this week’s seasoned watermelon video? I’m going to be taking a couple weeks off from the blog while I travel but I’ll be back here on the 14th with lots of fun back to school DIYs and recipes. In the meantime, you can follow along on our adventure via Instagram, where I’ll be sharing a lot on my story.
The new August wallpaper will be up on Monday and I absolutely adore and I hope you do to!