Rifle Paper Company speaks my love language so framing some of their paper for my own easy diy art and using the leftover paper to cover my pen jars was a no brainer. Adding gold foil descriptions with my Cricut Explore Air finished the pen jars perfectly. An easy diy home decor and diy craft project.

Dear Rifle Paper,  Have I told you lately that I love you? Have I told you that your prints and artwork speak to me like no other? Oh I know, there are doubters who will question my infatuation for you; they will say things like…”I mean, it’s flowers…it’s not like it’s the Mona Lisa or anything” but they just don’t get it.  It’s more than just ‘flowers’…it’s the color combinations you so brilliantly employ, it’s the sophisticated simplicity of your prints…they are rich in color, but simple at the same time! How do manage to pull that off? The whimsy of your designs never ceases to pull me in. And you are always there when I need you. You knew that I had been looking for that certain ‘something’ to fill a blank space on my office wall and ‘bam’ I walk into a store and there you are, in all your glory, proudly proclaiming “Lynn, here I am! I am just what you have been looking for!” Many walked right by you saying, ‘Oh, what pretty wrapping paper’ but heard your siren song and knew you were destined for greater things. I saw you and said “I will frame this wrapping paper and it will be the denouement and crowning glory of my office wall that has sat bare for way too long!” Yes Rifle Paper, not only did I use your wrapping paper for an easy DIY art piece, but I salvaged a leftover piece and transformed some ho-hum pencil holders as well…my love for you runs that deep.

Always and Affectionately Yours, 

Lynn

p.s. I even used the last little scrap and laminated it for a bookmark. Wasn’t that clever!?

Was that TMI? I mean, I hope I didn’t go too far in sharing my fan girl feelings for stationary and wrapping paper…did I? Don’t we all just have a ‘pretty’ that just speaks to us? Maybe it’s not real useful…but it’s just…pretty! Is it just me?

But the truth is, I do love Rifle Paper prints and I did have a wall in my office that desperately needed something. When I redid my office last year I purposely left it blank. I needed a break from the ‘busyness’ of what had been there and wanted to take my time finding something just right. 

So when I waltzed in to the The Merchant at Lenox Square in Atlanta and spied some lovely Rifle Paper Company gift wrap…it was, as I often say…Kismet. A frame and some beautiful wrapping paper = an easy diy art project

Make sure you measure twice before you cut...easy diy art project.

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One 19.5″ X 27″ sheet of Juliet Rose wrapping paper and a frame from Michael’s…a few cuts here…a nail there… and…ta da…  It doesn’t get much easier than this…puts the ‘easy’ in EASY DIY ART!Easy DIY Art Project...frame your favorite wrapping paper.

I scrounged up some pictures from the attic to keep my pretty Rifle Paper picture company. (say that 3 times fast!)

Such an easy diy art project...using my favorite Rifle Paper Company wrapping paper.

What I hadn’t counted on was a good piece of leftover paper…so of course I had to use it.  It was just the right size to ‘cover’ the 3 jars that hold my Sharpies and other markers.  Can you say…KISMET!My pen jars need a little loveI say ‘cover’ in quotes because I really didn’t cover…I laminated the paper and put it inside the jars. Laminating the strips of paper before putting them in the pen jars will keep them crisp and cleanThe lamination will prevent the prettiness from getting bent or marked on. I used these lamination sheetslamination sheets to cover the paper.Cricut Vinyl Transfer Paper made this project so effortless

And then, because I just can’t leave well enough alone, I fired up my Cricut Explore Air 2 and made labels out of their gold foil.  This was the first time I have used Cricut Vinyl Transfer Paper and found that it did it’s job very well.Rifle Paper Company wrapping paper scraps completely spruced up my pen jars.

Quelle Difference!

(At this point, I think I should mention that it has been very rainy for the past couple of days in these parts…and when mama stays cooped up, things happen.)

So, do you do this? Start with one little project and it keeps expanding? And do you have a ‘pretty’ that just really makes you happy?

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Bookmark this page for easy diy art ideas or pin this image for your future reference.Rifle Paper Company speaks my love language so framing some of their paper for my own easy diy art and using the leftover paper to cover my pen jars was a no brainer. Adding gold foil descriptions with my Cricut Explore Air finished the pen jars perfectly. An easy diy home decor and diy craft project.

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12 Comments

  1. sherry cole

    August 11, 2017 at 10:17 am

    This paper is gorgeous and adding it to a frame is smart. What a great way to have beautiful art without spending too much money.

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    • lynn

      August 11, 2017 at 10:27 am

      Thanks friend…I do love that pattern and most of their stuff for that matter.

      Reply
  2. Jean

    August 11, 2017 at 11:28 am

    Love everything about this project! It has given me some new ideas on using the paper rolls I just can’t seem to resist purchasing. Thanks for sharing. I would also like to receive the link to your Subscriber Benefits Library. I have apparently misplaced it. I promise to write it down this time! ;D
    Thanks.

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    • lynn

      August 11, 2017 at 7:54 pm

      Hi Jean…and thanks! Did you receive the link? I sent it in a separate email.

      Hope you have a great weekend working through your stash of paper!

      Many hugs, Lynn

      Reply
  3. Dorene B

    August 11, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous projects! I agree with you 100%…..I go crazy over pretty wrapping paper and stationary…so many possibilities and such a simple way to add a little bit of beauty to each day. Thanks for sharing these fun projects!

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    • lynn

      August 11, 2017 at 7:56 pm

      Kindred spirits Dorene! I do appreciate the little things in life…especially the pretty little things. I hope you enjoy a wonderful weekend, with pretty things all around.

      Many hugs, Lynn

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  4. Mary

    August 11, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    Very pretty paper it;s no wonder you wanted to put it on the wall. I also really liked how you added it to your marker containers. Very cute Lynn!

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    • lynn

      August 11, 2017 at 7:56 pm

      Thanks Mary…I am very much enjoying my ‘new artwork’ and pencil containers…they make my office happier.

      Many hugs, Lynn

      Reply
  5. Lori

    August 12, 2017 at 11:01 pm

    I enjoy your creativity. Thank you for sharing… Go girl!

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    • lynn

      August 15, 2017 at 7:07 am

      Aw, thanks Lori! And I enjoy receiving such lovely comments such as yours.

      Wishing you a delightful day.

      Hugs, Lynn

      Reply
  6. Katrin

    August 15, 2017 at 3:39 am

    I too have a thing for pretty wrapping paper, I think it´s about time I made something for all the rolls I accumulated… Your choice is so so pretty Lynn and I just love the sharpie pen holders you made so pretty with it! You´ve got quite the collection of sharpies 😉
    Have a nice Tuesday 🙂

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    • lynn

      August 15, 2017 at 6:51 am

      Hi Friend! I hope you are well. We do have similar tastes so I know you just love Rifle paper like I do. And I do have a weakness for Sharpies…don’t you?

      Wishing you a lovely day!

      Hugs, LYnn

      Reply

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