September 11, 2011

Recycled Desktop Calendar

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.
 2. Side 1 - Mark the area of the photo at the desired place on the calendar.
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.


Challenges entered:
Cheerfulstamppad: Recycle

22 comments:

  1. Wow!!! just wonderful and very very creative.loved the quilling.

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  2. very very creative Indu... lovely recycling... such a unique way... the corners are a wonderful idea... gr8 job... you are a winner!

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  3. wow i really loved your idea for recycling this calendar, u have decorated it so well,as always your quilling is so well done.the nylon strings looks fab

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  4. Oh my! This is such a beautiful project! Love the quilling!

    Thanks for playing along with my guest Lynn's recycling challenge! :)

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  5. Wow What a beauty Indira-- I was waiting to see more recycled work from you-- I love the way you have changed the rings into beautiful ribbons

    Cheers
    Sonia
    http://cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

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  6. there is so much to love here, the quilling is so awesome, and the ribbons binding-i love! thanks so much for playing, indira:)

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  7. This is gorgeous!!! Loved how u made a old desktop calendar live with all your pretty creations :)

    Thanks for joining us at the Crafty JC challenge
    Love
    Karuna

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  8. what a fabulous project idea; your frames are beautiful. thank you for joining the "let's reuse" challenge at the cheerful stamp pad.

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  9. What a fabulous idea - I love it. Your quilled flowers are beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.

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  10. What a fantastic idea! Gorgeous way to display your photos, and superb quilling (something I've never tried!). Good luck, and thanks for joining in at the Craft-Room Challenge. Maria x

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  11. WOW wonderful picture frame must look stunning on your husbands desk it is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge. XOXO Zoe

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  12. wow.. this is super cute! :) Loved the way you've recycled that calendar. and all the oh-so-cute elements and quilling! Gorgeous! :)
    And thanks so much for the tutorial - which is precious.
    Thanks a lot for playing along at CraftyJC Challenge.

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  13. What a clever idea, love how you've decorated both sides to change it around now and again, and your quilling is gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining our craft room challenge..Esther xx

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  14. Beautiful creation and great recycling, love those quilled flowers!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge, good luck;-))m

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  15. WOW!.. Fabbie idea!.. Love the quilling and the strings on top! :D

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  16. Brilliant piece of recycling, love what you've done with an old calendar. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Crafty Creations.
    Jenni x

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  17. what a clever idea- love it , thanks for joining us at Craft Room Challenge- Debi x

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  18. Quite beautiful and I love the quilling. Thanks for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge. Kim x

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  19. Indira your tutorial inspired me to make one-- have just posted it and linked to you
    Here is the link: http://cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com/2011/09/easy-diy-photoframe-tutorial.html
    Love
    Sonia

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  20. Super idea Indira! Looks so so lovely too! Fab stuff! :)

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  21. Indira, this is a great idea! Your quilling is beautiful.

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Thank you for your lovely comments! They mean a lot to me :)

Cheers,
Indira

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