Free Vintage Images & Easy DIY Vintage Dictionary Prints

I’m always looking for sites that offer free artwork to use in my DIY projects.  Both the Graphics Fairy and Vintage Printable have amazing free Sea life clip art for you to use in your DIY projects, this Octopus is one of my favorites.

The Graphics Fairy has a whole section called “The Sea.”
Vintage Printable is another great site for free graphics.


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I recently found an old 8’x10″ dictionary at an antique store and decided to print some of the vintage sea life artwork on the pages and frame them.

bedroom_beach_art_DIY_watermarkIt came out amazing, and now it’s hanging over my bed.


Check out this great tutorial from The Homemade Expert.

Easy DIY Vintage Dictionary & Encyclopedia Prints

Note: The dictionary page was too fragile for my printer so I used masking tape to attach the dictionary page to a piece of printer paper so it would go through without tearing.





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7 Responses

  1. I’m glad my tutorial helped you out, the octopus looks great! I’ll definitely check out the graphics fairy too.

  2. Shannon Smith says:

    Thank you. Your tutorial explained how to do very well. I really like the lobster you did. I may have to do that one for my kitchen. Graphics Fairy is great. They have a ton of Vintage graphics.

  3. Jessica Ritchie says:

    Shanny these look amazing. I want to do one!

    • Shannon Smith says:

      Thanks Jessica! Their super easy to do too. We have these in our bedroom. You just need an old dictionary or book so you can use the pages.

      • Jessica Ritchie says:

        I am going to try it with a Calvin and Hobbs Comic! I love your blog!

        • Jessica Ritchie says:

          Is this a blog?

          • Shannon Smith says:

            Yes, it’s a blog. Calvin and Hobbs Comics would look super cool. Love to see your end result. Don’t forget to tape (masking tape) the pages to a sheet of paper when printing on them.

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