Movie Inspired Crafts: Harold & Maude

If you’re ever feeling down about anything, make yourself a huge bowl of popcorn and watch Harold and Maude. Seriously, it does the trick every time. Maude (played by Ruth Gordon) has such a zest for life that it’s contagious–plus a bowl of  popcorn never hurts. And if you don’t have 91 minutes to spare, the soundtrack is equally as good. So whether you watch or listen while you make the following movie inspired crafts, just make sure you’re having fun :)

Movie Inspired Crafts: Harold & Maude1. Paper Flowers by Kojo Designs

Movie Inspired Crafts: Harold & Maude2. Painted Pots by Offbeat + Inspired

Movie Inspired Crafts: Harold & Maude3. Fruit Slice Umbrella by Studio DIY

To persuade you even more, here is one of my favorite lines from the movie:

A lot of people enjoy being dead. But they are not dead, really. They’re just backing away from life. Reach out. Take a chance. Get hurt even. But play as well as you can. Go team, go! Give me an L. Give me an I. Give me a V. Give me an E. L-I-V-E. LIVE! Otherwise, you got nothing to talk about in the locker room.

Be sure to check out the crafts for Annie Hall and The Grand Budapest Hotel too!

Movie Inspired Crafts: Annie Hall

Do you have a favorite movie that you’re always up for watching, regardless of your mood? For me, that would be Annie Hall. There’s something about it that tugs on my heartstrings every time (plus, hello, Diane Keeton is a fashion icon). After reading your responses to my first movie inspired crafts post, I thought what better film to use for the next one!

Movie Inspired Crafts: Annie Hall(DIY Silk Flower Brooch by A Beautiful Mess)

Movie Inspired Crafts: Annie Hall(Hand Painted Tie by Paper & Stitch)

Movie Inspired Crafts: Annie Hall(DIY Leather Camera Strap by Almost Makes Perfect)

And if you haven’t seen Annie Hall yet, I’ll leave you with one of my favorite lines:

“You know, this guy goes to his psychiatrist and says, “Doc, my brother’s crazy. He thinks he’s a chicken.” And the doctor says, “Well why don’t you turn him in?” The guy says, “I would, but I need the eggs.” Well, I guess that’s pretty much now how I feel about relationships– you know, they’re totally irrational and crazy and absurd, but, I guess we keep going through it because most of us need the eggs.”

Movie Inspired Crafts: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Let’s mix things up a bit from my standard Friday roundup, shall we?

Earlier this week, I finally watched The Grand Budapest Hotel (took me long enough, right?!). I was completely blown away by the thought and detail that went into every scene– from the rich colors, to bold fonts, character quirks to costume design and everything else in between. If you haven’t seen it yet, I highly recommend it. And if my recommendation isn’t compelling enough, perhaps these craft projects that resemble scenes in the movie will convince you!

Movie Inspired Crafts: The Grand Budapest Hotel(Tassel Keychain by Lovely Indeed)

Movie Inspired Crafts: The Grand Budapest Hotel (Ombre Wrapping Paper by The House that Lars Built)

Movie Inspired Crafts: The Grand Budapest Hotel(DIY Lace lined Perfume Bottle Clutch by A Pair & a Spare)

So grab a bottle of wine, some friends, and craft one (or all) of these projects as you watch/rewatch the film. Have a lovely weekend!