Here at Craft Attitude, we get asked regularly about where to find great images to use in craft projects. Whether you’re decorating mason jars, frames, phone covers, cups, shoes or anything else, here are some great websites to start with that include everything from vintage signs to awe-inspiring photography.
You’ll want to ensure that the images are copyright-free or are labeled “public domain.” Anything that is copyrighted may need permission and/or attribution to use and often come with a fee to use, often nominal. So be sure to check out any licensing restrictions before printing, especially if you’re using it for commercial purposes.
The Graphics Fairy. Find all sorts of cute labels, gift tags, postcards, signs and other templates that have a vintage twist to them. Be sure to find the link to the “full size printable PDF” or “download” options to get the most high-resolution version of the image.
IM Free. Search through the 20 different collections that include exceptional photography of food, drinks, technology, sports, art and people in lots of different environments. Most of the images require attribution if used for commercial use.
Copyright Free Images. This site has some fairly standard public domain stock art images. Look under “holidays,” “nature landscapes” and “wallpapers” for some of the best images.
Public Domain Archive. This couple from Athens, GA, developed this public domain photo site to inspire other creative folks. Stunning new photography is loaded every week.
The Elli Blog. Find lots of inspiration on this page, just be sure to note whether the image has a “for personal use only” notation below the image. Cute wedding printables are a highlight.
I Heart Naptime. This blog has plenty of holiday and season-related printables and ideas for recipes and crafts – well worth the time to click around and find lots of cute inspiration.
New Old Stock. If you’re not into cutesy at the moment, check out this site for some copyright-free public archive photos. The historical images are decidedly masculine, which is a nice variation from hearts, polka dots and flowers.
We’ll keep an eye out for even more sites with free printables, so check back often.