So if you are like me then have ever bought or you buy a Lilly Pulitzer Agenda
every single year. They are so perfect, fun, and brighten your day and I am so thankful for the organization they give my life. Bu they are a bit of a splurge for me to spend the money every year. And just too pretty to toss at the end of the year. So naturally the craft hoarder that I am, I keep them. Now that I have several stacked up I started to think of ways that you can use them. I used 2 old planners to create an adorable piece of wall decor you can use for years to come!
While looking at the pages and thinking of one of my favorite dresses from my sorority days I thought of a wonderful idea.
Why not patchwork the Calendar pages! Add a monogram and WA-lah! And so that is where it began and this is where it ends:
And this is how you too can make one for yourself:
What you will need:
- Lilly Agenda pages (or any type of paper you would like to use)
- Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
- Contact Paper
- Acrylic Paint
- Paint Brush or sponge
- Cricut/Silhouette Cameo
- *Stencil- If you don’t have a cutting machine to do your monogram you could use a stencil to do any type of design you like for this project
Start by cutting your Lilly Agenda pages into squares. You can do this free hand, I had a Cricut at the time I made this, so I used it to ensure perfect squares. Pick the size you would like your final piece to be. Mine is 8×12 here. Each square is 2 inches.
Then spend some time arranging where you would like each square to be. I took forever with this step being the obsessive perfectionist I am. I made sure the same design was not in the same row or column because I am OCD about these sort of things. I had some kitty opinions added in as well.
Glue the pieces down on a sheet of paper cut to the size you decided on the final product being earlier. Use Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive for this. It works perfect and dries incredibly fast. Let it dry for a good amount of time though just to be sure it is not going anywhere.
Keeping with my Southern girl roots of course I wanted to add a monogram to this Lilly creation. I used this pattern from Tatter Tots and Jello and my Cricut to create a awesome pattern in SCAL 2 with a circle in the middle and circle monogram. This can be done easily in Silhouette Design studio as well. Cut the pattern on contact paper and applied to the negative to the well dried patchwork design paper. Next step is to grab your paint, I just used white acrylic craft paint, and paint in all the areas you can see the patchwork showing through.
Evenly paint the entire paper take your time with this step and do not apply a lot of paint at once as it will bleed through. The above picture is how it looks after the first coat of paint. If you can still see colors like above through you paint let it dry and add another coat of paint.
Once it is pretty close to solid white you are done for now. Leave the painting be overnight and let it dry. When you wake up it is the fun part. Begin to peel away the contact paper and reveal your gorgeous design. Do this very slowly, as some places may have stuck more than other and you do not want to peel any of the paper off. Keep peeling…
Now all that is left is finding the perfect frame!
What is your favorite Lilly pattern? If you make and Up-cycled Agenda Art please share below, I would love to see your creations!