Saturday, July 30, 2011
DIY--Blog Button & Header
Here are some links to help you:
Make a button:
WORDPLAY BLOG: This tutorial is for making your own clip art with picnic, but this helped me make a button too. What you need here is the free graphic.......click where it says "This One"....you will see a blank screen, but it is actually a white graphic on a white background. To download, put your mouse in the upper left hand corner, right click, save picture (which is a white square) onto your computer. After that, upload it onto Picnik. Click the create tab and start playing :) I used the "Frames", "Text", and "Stickers". Now save and share with PHOTOBUCKET. Now you have a button, check out the next tutorial to show you how to put it on your blog page.
Put Button on Blog Page:
Making Cute Blogs gives easy to follow instructions on how to get your button from PhotoBucket to your blog with a grab link. Thanks to Kim from Starbucks, Standards, and Staples for telling me about this blog! This blog also shows you how to create pages for your blog. I LOVE that Kim created a "Blog Button" page to host all the blog buttons she grabs. I am SOOOOO stealing this. Helps not to clutter my side bar so much :)
MANIC MOTHER also takes you through the steps of getting your button from Photobucket to your blog using pictures to help.
Making a header that matches your button:
Making Cute Blogs also helped me create my header and add it to my blog by using picnik. I followed the directions given uploading the blank white graphic I had saved in my computer from WORDPLAY BLOG (see details above) into each photo spot. Saved it as a blank collage. Then clicked "Create" and began making it look just like my button (follow the direction for the above).
"Teachers make great thieves"...ever heard that quote? It is a very true! Most of our great ideas are "stolen" from someone else. Not all ideas on this blog are mine. I try to give credit where credit is due. However, if you find that an idea should have been given credit but wasn't, please let me know.
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