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Printable Blog Planner Pages for August 2017 and Cactus Crafts Tutorials Roundup

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July is almost over, so that means it’s time for printable blog planner pages for August 2017!

Free blog planner printables for August 2017

Just like the last few months, this page can be found in the printables for subscribers area right here. If you’re not a subscriber yet and would like to be one, you can also grab it from my Selz “store” here.

I went with a cactus theme for this month to match the post scheduler page available in the 2017 calendar post right here. I don’t know why, but back last December I was thinking of August as being hot and dry, which is why I originally went with the cactus idea. In retrospect, maybe I should have chosen a jungle theme because August seems a lot more likely to be hot and humid for me! However, since I went with cacti, I thought it would be fun to share a few cactus craft tutorials I’ve spotted lately on Pinterest!

My husband is strangely into making things with pipe cleaners (or “fuzzy sticks,” as I’ve seen them called a lot recently). I immediately thought of him when I saw this DIY Pipe Cleaner Cactus tutorial from Handmade Charlotte!

Pipe cleaner cacti from Handmade Charlotte

Pipe cleaner cacti from Handmade Charlotte

Cactus planters and pots with faux cacti made from a variety of materials seem to be showing up everywhere these days, but this DIY cactus in a teacup project from Intimate Weddings caught my eye because of the fun juxtaposition of spiky cactus and dainty teacup!

Cactus in a teacup from Intimate Weddings

This tutorial is neat because it shows how to make a sign that looks like wood but is actually foam! What a great idea for folks who don’t have access to wood working tools. Stop by DIY Foam Cactus Sign from The Crafted Sparrow to learn how!

Foam cactus sign from The Crafted Sparrow

This Faux Porcelain Cactus Ring Holder from Vitamini Handmade also demos a neat new faux technique!

Faux porcelain cactus ring holder from Vitamini Handmade

Cactus pillows are popular right now and, while most of the projects I’ve sen are super cute, I particularly like this DIY Cactus Stamp fabric tutorial from Patchwork Cactus.

Cactus stamp fabric from Patchwork Cactus

And, of course, I posted a cactus tutorial recently – this easy polymer clay cactus necklace tutorial!

DIY Cactus Necklace with Polymer Clay

What’s your August weather usually like? Are you enjoying the cactus trend?







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  • Duni July 25, 2017, 03:03

    Aww..those cacti in a teacup remind me of my grandmother so much! I did a fabric cactus tutorial and it will be featured in a German national magazine in August šŸ™‚
    Thanks for the cute planner page – my birthday month!

    • Natashalh July 25, 2017, 06:52

      Happy (upcoming) birthday and congrats on the scheduled magazine appearance! Aloe plants always remind me of my grandmother – maybe that’s one of the reasons I’ve always liked succulents!

  • Julie July 25, 2017, 16:47

    So cute! And as an August baby, I say yes to cacti! šŸ™‚

    • Natashalh July 25, 2017, 17:27

      Happy early birthday! Do you have anything planned yet?

  • Sarah July 28, 2017, 08:36

    This looks great Natasha – you make such lovely printables šŸ™‚

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