DIY Tin Can Stationery Holders

Boss lady stationery holder

Are you looking for a creative way to upcycle your old tin cans? I found this idea on Pinterest and decided to give it a go. I made use of the items that I already have and decided to organise my stationery in these pretty looking cans. Make use of tins with a removable pull out lid if possible as they are easier to work with and you won’t need to flatten the rough edges. This is what you will […]

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One pager printable planner

Planner printable

I made this one pager planner printable for my vision board. It features sections for daily affirmations, goals, to do items and notes. I use a pencil to write on it which makes it easier for updates. The printable is in PDF format and A3 paper size. You can use it as a desk planner or choose to mount it on your wall or vision board. You can also use it with 10 motivational post-it notes. This printable is free for […]

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Free 2020 Printable Calendar

2020 Calendar

The 2020 free printable calendar is finally here. Shout out to The Cactus Creative subscribers who waited patiently for the 2020 printable calendar. I’m happy to have it in before the end of the year. And of course credit goes to Design Bundles for floral design elements. Two sizes are available; US letter size and A4 paper size. The download includes monthly calendars and a yearly calendar. You may also scale down the size and/or trim the edges to suit […]

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Geometric Pattern Print Printable Wall Art

Tribal print

Simple geometric pattern printable wall art for spaces in your home. I used the Chevron pattern designs together with silhouettes of the Map of Africa (fav), a circle (can’t get simpler than this), a humming bird (yes humming birds look good on most media), and kissy lips! Fun fact: The Great Zimbabwe Ruins which were built between 1100 and 1450 AD have an impressive display of chevron patterns on the wall enclosures believed to be an expressions/symbols of fertility and continuity of […]

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How to easily remove labels from containers

Glass jars

This is a quick and easy way to remove labels from jars, bottles or tins. I have tried it on glass bottles and tin cans for some of my up cycling DIYs. You can go ahead with other activities as most of the time is for soaking the labels to make them easier to remove form the containers. I have seen a number of variations which make use of oils and this is my method of choice. This is what […]

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Finance Planner Printables

Finance tracker

Since publishing Free 2019 printable calendar I have observed a number of people using the calendars as goal trackers ranging from workout, diet  to savings tracking. I have also been doing some financial planning and decided on making combination finance planner printables to organise and manage finances. The finance trackers come in two varieties; a monthly tracker for debt  and/or savings tracking and a yearly tracker also for debt and/or savings tracking. These printables will allow you to set your […]

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Free 2019 printable calendar

2019 Calendar

I started The Cactus Creative last December and one of the posts I wanted to publish was a printable calendar freebie. However, I was too late to the party and couldn’t get it done early enough in this year. Finally got these minimalist floral design calendars out on time yay! Perfect to use as a desk or wall calendar.  Download your free monthly 2019 printable calendars as well as the yearly 2019 calendar in the link below. Monthly calendars suitable […]

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10 motivational post-it notes

Post it notes

Studying for exams,  following a new workout plan, starting a new business  or stopping a bad habit, whatever the case may be the hustle still continues. Here are some motivational post-it notes to keep you going. 3×3 inch size high resolution files in JPEG format. Paste multiple files in a Microsoft Word document or preferred programme then print in colour. One A4 size paper can fit up to 6 notes. Trim paper with a pair of scissors and post on […]

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Scripture Printable Downloads

Scripture printables

Four free bible verse printable digital downloads. Designed to fit an 8×10 inch frame, recommended to print on photo paper or card stock paper. Printables are for personal use only. For more high resolution printables visit The Cactus Creative Shop.Don’t forget to tag @the.cactus.creative or share your post with #thecactuscreative on Instagram and/or Facebook. Resources Used Fonts: Salted Mocha and Sunny Dino Elements: Spring flowers watercolor set from Creative Market Mockup: Home workspace 

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DIY sea shell citronella candles

Tea light sea shells

So I’m one of those people who collect pretty sea shells along the beach front. On my last walk, I collected a whole lot of shells with no idea really what I was going to do with them (other than aggravating a hoarding habit 🙈). If you are not close to a beach you can also buy sea shells from a local craft store. Thanks to Pinterest, I came across this  awesome idea of using shells as candle holders. I […]

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