2016 Customizable Instagram Calendars

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2016 Customizable Instagram Calendars (4)

hey everyone! just like last year (and the year before!), i’m so happy to share with you the 2016 version of my customizable instagram calendars! these make really fun ‘print and give’ gifts, and they’re something you can do for free (as long as you have a printer!). you can either print mine (see below) or download the template to make your own. they were inspired by instagram photos, but of course, any photo cropped to a square will work!

*want a fun gift idea? find your recipient on instagram by going to instagram.com/’recipient’s instagram handle’ (like this: instagram.com/goinghometoroost), download 12 photos and make a calendar for them using their very own instagram photos. they’ll be so surprised!

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the calendar above is made from some of my very own favorite instagram photos from this past year. we keep ours on the fridge as a reminder of the beauty we saw in the same month one year before. you can either print mine, or use the included template to customize it by inserting your own photos.

to download: click HERE (or on the image above) to download the .zip file. inside you’ll find:

– my printable PDF 2016 calendar.
– a PDF blank template for you to add your own photos to.
– a .PNG template with a transparent background for you to add your own photos to.
– a .EPS file that you can open in photoshop or illustrator to edit.

(i tried to make something for everyone!)

tips for using this template: to use a template, you will need to use some kind of photo software that allows you to layer photos. if you have photoshop or illustrator: open the .eps file and simply drag and drop your photos into place. for all other programs, try using either the .PDF or .PNG template. programs like printshop, pages and picmonkey should allow you to layer you photos on top of the template. after your photos are placed, save the document as a .PDF and print using the instructions below!

instructions: print on heavy cardstock and cut in half (my favorite is epson premium presentation paper). punch a hole at the top of each to hang, or simply stack neatly.

**pro tip! use instaport to quickly download all of your instagram photos from the entire year!

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2016 Customizable Instagram Calendars (3)all photos © bonnie christine. for personal use only.

Gift Guide No. 5 | The Hostess

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this final gift guide is designed for the hostess. homemade is this gal’s middle name. she bakes treats for her friends, loves to host gatherings in her home and cooks for her family nearly every night. it could be said that her love language is food. show her how much you appreciate it by gifting her an item from this list!

Gift Guide No. 5 - The Hostess

ONE gold triangles cutting board | TWO french grocery bag | THREE sequin stitch pot holder | FOUR ceramic cake plate| FIVE copper cup | SIX inspirational quote | SEVEN linen tote bag | EIGHT dipped white tray | NINE ceramic travel mug | TEN chemex coffee maker | ELEVEN folk rolling pin | TWELVE chop sticks

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Gift Guide No. 4 | The Maker

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gift guide no. 4 is all about the maker. this woman is incredibly talented. she hops from one crafty endeavor to the next and is excels at them all with grace. she will learn a new craft, just because it’s fun. she DIYs everything. gift her a present from this guide to show her how much you admire her skills!

Gift Guide No. 4 | The Maker

ONE gold glitter twine | TWO thank you tape | THREE the crafter’s guide to taking great photos | FOUR can’t stop making tee | FIVE beginners frame loom weaving kit | SIX live creatively mug | SEVEN wood calendar | EIGHT boho wrapped bracelet | NINE silhouette cameo | TEN citrus wall calendar | ELEVEN iMo camera bag | TWELVE gold glitter knitting needles | THIRTEEN camera magnet

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gift guide no. 3 | the sewist

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gift guide no. 3 has been curated for the sewist. this gal (or guy!) loves to hoard fabric, sew her own clothes and give handmade gifts. her sewing room or craft corner is jam packed with fabric and trim, but she can always make room for a new notion or pattern. show her how much you appreciate her by rewarding her talents with a gift from this guide!

gift guide no. 3 | the sewist

ONE linen dress form | TWO i’m sew fancy tote | THREE gold handled ginghers | FOUR accord bracelet | FIVE floral expression | SIX french jacquard ribbons | SEVEN playful petals | EIGHT scout tee pattern | NINE aurifil threads | TEN succulence fat quarter stack | ELEVEN owl embroidery scissors | TWELVE pencil wristlet

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Gift Guide No. 2 | The Illustrator

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gift guide no. 2 is all about the illustrator. whether they’re an accomplished illustrator or just trying to learn how to get started, this guide is for them! each item on this list is a personal favorite of mine and is something i either use or have found to be extremely helpful. treat the budding surface pattern designer in your life to a gift off this guide (or treat yourself!).

Gift Guide No. 2 | The Illustrator

ONE pantone color guide | TWO palomino blackwing pencils | THREE mastering the art of fabric printing and design | FOUR wacom cintiq | FIVE black drawing ink | SIX pine trees notebook | SEVEN canon scanner | EIGHT uni pens | NINE intro to surface pattern design | TEN surface pattern design 2.0 | ELEVEN print and pattern | TWELVE adobe illustrator

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Gift Guide No. 1 | Lady Boss

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today i’m kicking off the first of four days of holiday gift guides! this gift guide is for the lady boss. the woman in your life who is driven to make her dreams come true. she’s creative, motivated and incredibly productive. she may even have children at home (like me!). treat her and her hard work with something special from this gift guide!Gift Guide No. 1 | Lady Boss

ONE busy busy busy mug | TWO legalize your biz ebook free! | THREE cherry tree art | FOUR open dated planner | FIVE copper notebook | SIX wildflower | SEVEN colored pencil with brass holder | EIGHT hustle bangle | NINE 9″ studio scissors | TEN inspiration notepad | ELEVEN tabletop file | TWELVE you’re legit print

december desktop + smartphone calendars

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december desktop + smartphone calendars by bonnie christine (4)

bye bye beautiful november, hello december!  what i love most about this month: christmas carols, cinnamon rolls, hot cider, snow and celebrating the birth of jesus! what’s your favorite part of december? xox, bonnie

calendars for december: click on the image above to download the .zip file with both calendars inside – or – click here to download the desktop background and here to download the smartphone background. enjoy!

december desktop + smartphone calendars by bonnie christine (3)

a little recap of our month. see more & follow along over on instagram!

december desktop + smartphone calendars by bonnie christine (2)

to download the printable version: click here download the PDF calendar. print on heavy card stock (my favorite is epson premium presentation paper). punch a whole at the top to hang or simply stack.

please note: all images, patterns and designs © bonnie christine | going home to roost. you may not reproduce, re-create or sell in any way, but please feel free to download for your own personal use. if you share on your own blog (i’d be delighted!) please direct your readers to this post to download the file. thank you!v

weekend sales!

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weekend sales
happy friday everyone! i’m happy to share some wonderful sales and deals with you today. for this post, i’ve compiled a list of sales from some of GHTR’s sponsors as well as a few of my favorite shops.

having your own sale this weekend? be sure to share it with us in the comments section!

1) visit my etsy shop, sweet bonnie chrisitne for 40% off all art prints and digital goods. use coupon code ‘THANKFUL40″ through november 30th.

2) get 25% off both of my creativelive courses: design surface patterns from scratch and design, print and bind your own portfolio!

3) visit creative allure for a special on the “honey love collection” – 4 pack is on sale for $8.50 and the 8 pack is on sale for $14.00.

4) visit structure bags and get 30% off full-priced and sale items using code ROOST2015. “cyber monday steals” and gift sets excluded.

5) use code ROOST20 at octavia bloom for 20% off your entire purchase through december 19th (free shipping on cyber monday!).

6) visit sweet eventide for 20% off the entire shop with code GHTR2015. expires 12/10/15.

7) visit chop chix for 20% off through january 1st, 2016 with coupon code “HappyHoliday2015”

8) get free shipping + a free holiday card at hennel paper co with your purchase of $20 and up. valid through monday, nov. 30. use code: GHTR2015 at checkout. leave a note at checkout with your holiday card choice or leave it blank and we’ll surprise you with one of our favorites! **limit one per customer, US addresses only.

9) visit !mo camera fashion for 10% off through december 31st, 2015 with coupon code “bonnieF”.

10) visit lady belle fabric for up to 40% off the entire store AND get a free 6 piece fat quarter bundle of sweet as honey with any purchase over $50 + free shipping in the US.