I’m loving these crafty items I made from my 2015 Paper Source calendar. Think about it. Since 2015 is a wrap, there’s no need to keep an old calendar, right? Well… in some cases, the calendar is much too pretty to toss. What’s a clutter-adverse paper enthusiast to do?
Upcycle the art into notecards and bookmarks and file folders, that’s what. Your calendar will live on for a while longer. (#ThisIsNOTAnAd)
I’m far from being a crafting wizard. This particular Paper Source calendar includes templates on the back. And each month’s templates are different. My only required skill was using a regular pair of scissors and folding at the designated places. (I used a ruler to make creases.)
Brilliant, I tell you, and the perfect New Year’s gift to yourself.
Here’s what I made from one calendar:
3 letter-size file folders;
3 pillow boxes and 2 small square gift boxes;
18 gift tags of assorted sizes (!); and,
18 notecards. The resulting collection of paper goods is worth more than the price of the calendar in my opinion. And by the way, if you win one of the ten prizes I’m giving away during my Accidental Book Launch Party, it will be accompanied by something from this post. Guaranteed.
It’s a messy project, but someone’s gotta do it.
No, #StillNotAnAd. I simply think it’s nice to spread the word on great ideas. I know there are lots of you who can make similar items with your own templates (or freehand), so maybe this will spur on your creativeness?
Grace Grits and Gardening
Farm. Food. Garden. Life.
P.S. Whatever you do, don’t skip this musical pairing…
Vitamin String Quartet, Uptown Funk