Hey there! Hope you all are having a nice weekend.
Today I am showcasing another recycled project of mine that I made yesterday.
I recycled an old desktop calendar into a double-sided photo frame, just in case you get bored of seeing one side all the time :) This is gonna adorn my hubby's office desk.
This is one of my pet projects and I have made it a couple of times earlier as well. (View ealier posts here and here for more ideas)
I loved making it all over again, and this time took pictures to show you how I made it.
Here is how to go about it:
1. Take an old desktop calendar and remove the leaves.
3. I used left over paper scraps to make the corners for holding the photo. It's a good idea to stick the corners on the surface before hand, so that you have an idea of how much space you have for decoration. Don't stick the photo on the frame so that you can keep changing the photo later on.
4. Make the design on side 1. For the design on side 1, I used left over paper scraps to create the roses. The twigs are from my pot pouri. I added some beads on the twigs for an added effect.
I had seen jute twine in many creations of international bloggers. I made one for myself from the regular jute rope that we get. Like the anchor thread, the jute rope has numerous strands. Remove one strand and apply glue along the length of the strand. Roll it between your palms and voila, you have your jute twine ready.
The silver doodle is a sticker from Pie Lane.
5. Side 2 - Mark the area of the photo on this side too.
6. The corners are made from left over paper scrap.
7. Make the design for side 2 as desired. I made a quilled design for this side.
8. You may chose to remove the wire from the calendar and decorate it using ribbons, quilling strips or some other material. I used nylon stings of 2 colors to weave a criss-cross design as shown below.
Crafty JC Challenge # 9: Recycle