Crafts Sites. For a broader category, craft sites are the next best places to find templates. This is broad in a sense that they have listed sites for different types of arts and crafts like beadworks, candle making, and ceramics. Not all these do_it_yourself sites can literally hand out free templates, but will give you enough inspiration and idea to creating one. But it is best to browse on categories like drawing, gifts, paper crafts, patterns, or rubber stamping. Scrapbooking is also under this category.
The first time you make a WordPress site it may be a bit tricky for you. If you are not very well versed in PHP and MySQL this site can be all but downright confusing to you. Taking it slow and learning to tap into the functionality of WordPress is ideal however and will immensely benefit you in future sites, therefore you should really consider tapping into it for one site at least to see how it benefits you.