Thursday, March 7, 2013

2013 Owl Lover Calendar

Today, I went over to My Owl Barn, and I found a lovely PDF for a free 2013 Owl Lover Calendar.  You get to pick which owl illustrations you want for each month, and then you download the PDF file.  Super easy and a great find!  Needless to say, I was inspired to make my own.  I used scrapbook paper, stickers, and ribbon all purchased from Wal-Mart in the past.  I just love how the vintage looking paper looks up against these beautiful illustrations.

Here is a picture of the calendar cover:

The assembly of the calendar was quite simple.  First, I choose the paper I wanted. Then, I used a three hole punch to place holes at the top of each piece.  After this, I cut and applied the sheets from the owl calender  to the scrapbook paper with tape.  Then, I cut two medium sized pieces of ribbon and tied them to the two outside holes in bows.  Lastly, I took a thumb tack and some ribbon with a butterfly detail and glued the ribbon to the tack.

I love how it turned out, and it was super easy.  You may notice that November and December had to share a page, so the numbers are slightly off on this page.  Here are close ups of all of the months (with the exception of January and February):

November & December:
Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed this post.  Be sure to go over to My Owl Barn, so you can make your own owl calendar! Ask me any questions in the comments below.  Also, let me know if you guys are working on anything exciting.  

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  1. that is so cute, love it!
    Cute blog, have followed you!
    Would you mind following back?xx

    1. Thank you so much! I had a ton of fun making it, and I will definitely follow you back :)

  2. Good morning! I love owls too! My mom use to collect owls before they were popular and I detested them but now I think they are super cute. If you have a Michaels craft store near you, they have metal owls in the $3 bins, super cute and great for paper crafting. Have a wonderful weekend!!

    1. I started collecting owls about 5 years ago, and now I have sooo many! Thank you for letting me know about Michaels; I will definitely have to check those out. I hope you have a great weekend as well. Thanks for the comment, Terry.