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!


  • LOVE this movie-craft comparison! I totally enjoy Wes Anderson’s movies and The Grand Budapest Hotel was no exception. All the pinks and blues! Jeff Goldblum!

    I want to see more of these features, so fun!

    • Weren’t the colors just absolutely brilliant?! I didn’t even have this column in mind until watching the film and feeling so inspired afterwards. I love it when a movie just sticks with you :)

      So glad you liked it Marlene!

  • I literally just watched it last weekend too, and fell in love!!!! Loved this movie inspiration craft ideas, oh the tassels and keys! <3 :)

    • Thanks Helen!I think it’s his best movie yet really! And it just goes to show that tassel keychains will never be out of style :)

  • HelloLidy

    This is so fun! Love it :)

  • I have heard so many great things about this move…I’m going to have to just sit down and watch it tonight! And I can’t really say why but I do absolutely Love key chains ( kinda weird I know) so thank you for the awesome idea!!!! Keep it up!

    • Thanks Giselle! Oh you must watch– I think you’ll like it! And if not for the plot/writing, at the very least you’ll love the visuals.

      And everyone loves a good keychain project– not weird at all :)

  • Melissa

    I’ve heard so many great things about this movie! Carmen (The Flair Exchange) suggested it awhile back as well. If you two say it’s good, I must watch it. ;)

    • Oh girl, I think that’s a clear sign! And what better way to wrap up the weekend than with a movie + couch time?!

  • This is really, really cool. Game-changing, if you will. Such a clear representation of how to draw inspiration from anywhere. SO genius, Rachel. Really looking forward to seeing more of these.

    • Amy, girl, you flatter me so! Thank you so much! There will certainly be more of these posts in the future :)

  • Laurel (A Bubbly Life)

    This is such a brilliant idea for a post- I freaking love it. I have not had a chance to see the movie yet, and I have been wanting to so bad… Need to rent this asap!

    • Girl, YEAH YOU DO! It’s so good and perfect for inspiration. So happy you liked this post– I may just have to do more in the future!

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