Hello crafty friends! I'm back to share this Graphic 45 Fruit & Flora DIY Home Decor piece that I created for my daughter. I originally wanted this to be a recipe book/holder type of project, but then I decided on this calendar instead.
I used the new collection from Graphic 45 Fruit & Flora I Want It All Bundle from Fotobella.
Graphic 45 Supplies
In addition to the Graphic 45 Fruit & Flora I Want It All Bundle, I used a few other items.
I already had this frame in my stash that I had purchased from Tuesday Morning a while back. It's one from Tim Holtz Idea-ology. First, I began by going over it with white 13@rts Gesso. Next, I set it aside while I did my calendar. I had some pieces of thin kraft paper from a premade journal I had bought a few years ago from Michaels, this one is similar from Prima Marketing. It comes with tons of kraft cardstock.
So, I just selected my papers from the Graphic 45 Fruit & Flora collection and I cut and adhered them over the kraft paper just to make it a little more sturdy. Once finished with all the papering, I added some We R Memory Keepers Eyelets and Washers to my pages. Once finished with that I used some Tim Holtz Distress Ink Vintage Photo around the edges .
You Can Make This Too!
I then, found a similar project on Pinterest where I was able to print out the calendar. Without realizing and just trying to rush to finish my project, this blog post was from a previous year so the calendar wasn't current. So, I recommend you look for a current printable calendar but I did find in this same blog post that you can get the instructions on here for this similar project as I did mine slightly different.
Here is the link that blog if you would like to know how to create this project.
After, I had printed my calendar out, I trimmed them just a little to the size I needed them and added some more Vintage Photo Distress Ink around them and adhered them. Finally, I took out the stickers and ephemera die cuts from Graphic 45 Fruit & Flora collection. I used a variety throughout the front of my pages.
This project was super easy to create and it turned out beautiful and this paper collection makes it look that much better! So if you need to make a quick gift, I recommend creating something like this just adding your own touches!
I hope that you liked the project I created and I still have plenty of supplies left from this Graphic 45 kit so I will be creating something to go with this calendar so stay tuned!
Products used in this project:
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Flip frame
13arts White Gesso/sponge brush
Tim Holtz Distress Ink-Vintage Photo