13 March, 2016

Chantilly Cream desk top calendar by Meredith Hilly

Hello everyone.        
It’s the start of a new year and I thought how about a nice desk top calendar to go with  the beautiful new collection of papers from Megs garden, Chantilly Cream.

Using card stock I made a box and covered it with papers from Chantilly Cream collection. The papers are in such nice tones that making an elegant project is very easy. I placed a small 2016 calendar on top and decorated it with gold pearls and a paper lace dollies.

The beautiful gold bow on top wrapped in silk flowers from Megs Garden finished it off perfectly.

Using four large match boxes I made draws to put little treasures in. I left a small hole to pop a pen in it for marking on the calendar.

I attached lace around the sides and silk flowers to make every side pretty.
By using a stencil and texture paste I  added more dimension to the paper on the sides of the box.
I inked all edges with a dark brown to give it an aged look.

I really enjoyed making this project and I hope it has inspired you to use this collection on your next project.
Bye for now.
From Megs Garden
From my stash
Tim Holtz Metal feet and Draw knobs.


  1. Wow Meredith ,such a beautiful work of art,just beautiful!

  2. Very nice box and a interesting idea. :)

  3. This is wonderful Meredith. Such a clever idea (I love cute little drawers) and you've decorated it all so beautifully. Absolutely fabulous decor piece!

  4. WHAT A GREAT IDEA! :) I'm off to find something I can use to make one of these ... I LOVE it! :)

  5. Wow so clever and beautiful

  6. Thank you for your lovely comments.