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.
Click HERE to find a store near you. Dallas people—there’s a Paper Source at NorthPark Mall. In Fayetteville, I buy Paper Source goods at Shindig Paperie. And of course you can shop online.
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…
[tweetthis]I made 48 paper crafts from my 2015 @paper_source calendar! #crafting #templates #notecards[/tweetthis]
Vitamin String Quartet, Uptown Funk
Very nice! I hope you saved my address for when I win again! Haha
Barbara Tate says
How clever! They are so pretty.
Dorothy Johnson says
Love your projects! Crafting projects like this help me relax. I want one of those calendars. I’m going to order one today!
Talya Tate Boerner says
It’s a great calendar!