After organizing a few boxes recently, I found a 2013 Rothko calendar from last year that needed to be recycled. But after scanning through the pages one last time, I decided to use it for today’s DIY instead, which literally and figuratively ended up being a piece of cake.
Make a sweet statement (sorry I couldn’t resist) with these letter cake toppers made from recycled calendar pages…
- old calendar pages or scrap paper
- bamboo skewers
1. Rip out pages of an old calendar and write a phrase or word with a pen, on top of the artwork from each calendar page.
2. Cut out with scissors or an Xacto knife.
3. Attach to a bamboo skewer with craft glue and let dry before using.
4. Poke into cake, cupcakes, or pie and enjoy.
Make these for birthdays, housewarmings, and other special occasions. Or customize it with someone’s name, etc.
Need some suggestions? Aside from my favorite, ‘Eat More Cake’, here are a handful of phrases and words that would work… You’re The Sweetest / Oh Hello There / Congrats! / Happy Birthday / Life Is Sweet. You could even use this idea to make a special announcement or pop an important question, like… Marry Me? / Will You Be My Bridesmaid? / It’s a Boy / It’s A Girl.
Photography by Sarah Eddy
P.S. Jeff and I both really admire Rothko’s work and briefly thought about getting married at the Rothko chapel in Houston way back when. Have you heard of it?
Who are some artists that you’ve always admired?