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How to Make Beautiful Printables Using Picmonkey

Have you ever wondered how you can make cute printables to give away on your blog or sell on Etsy? Did you know that you can make printables using PicMonkey and easily start your own side hustle for cheap? 

Selling free printables can be a lucrative way to make money on the side. Consider making party printables, invitations,  artwork and quotes and more. 

If you want to start a blog and make money, printables will help you to attract readers and provide value to your content.

If you do a search on Pinterest, you will see that people are always looking for cute printables for home decor, parties, and weddings. There really are no limits to the kinds of printables you can create to sell.

The holidays and year round events like weddings are perfect for creating gift tags, planners and greeting cards for your Etsy store.

And don’t forget to download your free ebook of Etsy printables bestsellers. 

How to make printables to sell on Etsy

Use the Picmonkey design tool to make printables for your blog or to sell on Etsy. Free Tutorial on how to edit and create documents and printables.

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I’ve always been interested in making printables for myself and for the kids’ birthday parties but I thought that you had to be a whizz at graphic design.

That was until I discovered a way you can make your own printables without extensive knowledge of a complicated photo editing program! And best of all, it’s really simple to learn and there are endless possibilities of printables to create.

You have probably heard of the photo editing site, PicMonkey, but you may not know that you can create all types of stationery and artwork using their templates or you can upload your own artwork to use.

Picmonkey costs less than $5 a month so it’s completely worth it if you like to edit your own photos, make social media images and, of course, make printables!

It will only take you a few minutes once you get the hang of it and you will be able to make printables for every occasion!

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Make Printables Using PicMonkey Tutorial

If you have never used PicMonkey, you will be overjoyed when you see their great options for editing photos without having to pay for Lightroom or Photoshop.

First of all you will need to create an account on PicMonkey. You can try it out  with a free 14 day trial and I guarantee you will be wowed. 

As a non-professional photographer, I find their site easy and intuitive to use. I’ve been using it for years to make invitations, printables and more. 

It’s worth taking some time to play around with but today I’ll be focusing on the “Design” section of their site which is great for making printables to sell on Etsy. 

  1. Go to the PicMonkey homepage and select “Design” from the top menu.

how to make printables using Picmonkey to sell or give away



2. You will see some design options. There are templates for invites, flyers etc.  

I normally choose a blank canvas in the size that I need.

how to make printables using Picmonkey to sell or give away

3. Once you have your size picked out, it’s time to choose your background color for your canvas.

Along the left-hand side, you will see a menu with options for cropping, canvas color, text etc.

Choose the color for the printable’s background under “canvas color”

how to make printables using Picmonkey to sell or give away

4. Now you can add text and images to suit your design.

For images, have a look at the overlay section which is the butterfly symbol on the left-hand side menu.

how to make printables using Picmonkey to sell or give away


5. Add your text boxes, choose your fonts, colors, and sizes.

how to make printables using Picmonkey to sell or give away

6. Once your printable is ready, name it and save it to your computer.

You can choose to save it as a PNG or JPEG image.

how to make printables using Picmonkey to sell or give away

7. If you want to sell your printables on Etsy or make them available to download, you might want to convert them to PDF files using a PDF creator program.

I use PDFForge which is a free download. Once you have it installed, just go to print the document but choose “PDF Creator” instead of your usual printer.

You will also see that the PDF creator will allow you to make the document in various sizes to suit your needs.

how to make printables using Picmonkey to sell or give away

8. Save the document onto your computer and you are all done! A printable ready to sell on Etsy or use on your blog!

how to make printables using Picmonkey to sell or give away

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Thursday 29th of November 2018

Hello I'm trying to create a writing journal. Would I be able to create this, get it printed, bound, and sell it?


Sunday 9th of December 2018

Yes definitely but it might be easier to sell it as a printable journal, that way you wouldn't have to pay shipping costs - just an idea.


Wednesday 11th of April 2018

Hi I’m looking to start selling printables I was wondering if I pay for pic monkey can I sell what I have created on there or is there rules against this? I’m having trouble finding info online! Thanks


Friday 13th of April 2018

Hi Maria, Yes, if you create an image you can see it but if you use any photos or anything, you need to make sure you have a correct commerical license from the photographer if you did not take the picture yourself. You can read about the difference licenses here -


Thursday 5th of April 2018

I'm trying to make a baby shower invitations printable, but I need it to be editable on the user's end. Is that possible when making a printable like this?


Thursday 5th of April 2018

Hi Kathy, It looks like it is possible but you need to have adobe installed on your computer. I found this tutorial that might help-


Thursday 5th of April 2018

Can you use images or designs outside of Picmonkey for this, or only what's in the images under the yellow butterfly?


Thursday 5th of April 2018

Hi Kathy, Thanks for your comment. If you click on the butterfly, at the very top there is an "add your own" option. If you click it, you can add your own images or logo etc to the document.


Thursday 18th of January 2018

Thanks ladies, I have always want to make & sell pintables but I never took it seriously. I made my own party pintable's for myself but now it is time to take my ideas to another level & sale them, Thanks for the motivation.