It’s no secret that I love everything Wes Anderson-related (ok, except maybe that H&M ad that I didn’t totally get). And it’s no secret that the imaginary Grand Budapest Hotel during its prime years is the most beautiful building ever. One word for you: pink! I bought this pink textile notebook without knowing exactly what I’ll do with it and then it hit me: this is the perfect color to recreate the book featured in the movie! So I took to Photoshop and drew the building line by line (a labor of love) in order to recreate the design and transfer it to the notebook. Of course, I’m sharing it with you!
What you need:
- plain textile cover notebook (mine is from Flying Tiger Copenhagen)
- iron on paper
- free printable design
Do you have your iron-on paper? Great. Now put it in your printer, face down. Open the pdf file and print it in color. It is already mirrored, so you don’t have to edit anything extra. You will get the main building for the front cover, the title for the spine of the “book” and some crossed keys which you can mix and match on the front and back covers.
Follow the instructions on the iron-on paper. Mine required placing it face down on the fabric and ironing on the highest setting but yours might differ. Arrange all the pieces where you want them. Make sure you iron evenly until the paper sticks to the cover. This will take slightly more time and effort than if you would transfer the design to, say, a t-shirt (by the way, why wouldn’t you?). Carefully peel off all the bits of paper and call the Lobby Boy! You’ve got yourself a Grand Budapest Hotel notebook.