Do you have someone on your gifting list that is almost impossible to find something for? Me too. When faced with this, I tend to go with something home made and useful. This altered little wooden perpetual calendar and note pad fits that bill. The calendar is one I picked up at a surplus store for under $5.00.
Start with a lightly sanded wooden calendar
Choose a paper line you love. In a small project the paper packs that are made for pre-size scrapbook sleeves are perfect.
They are loaded with detailed smaller portions suitable for collaging.
This is the back view, The lined paper will be great for writing down important dates.
Side views, with inspirational collaged words and paper bits
Using a splat mat, I made a mix of paint and gesso to suit my paper choice.
Not to worry if it is not an exact match. After edging all parts with the paint mix, let
it dry thoroughly. Use the distress ink pads to add more dimension and manipulate the color.
Use a stamp from your stash to stamp each month in a theme. Coat the entire piece with a couple coats of Mod-Podge, for durability. Add a nice writing pen, and you have a 'one off' useful item for that hard to get for friend.
Used and Suggested Supplies:
-Prima Paper Pack- Love Letters