Quotedown to World Art Day

Well, here’s a random idea! April 15th is World Art Day, which was established by the International Association of Art in honor of the birthday of Leonardo da Vinci. So, to celebrate the advent of this holiday, I decided to create a DIY “quotedown” to keep track of the remaining 6 days. And you can do it too—for any holiday you’d like!


  • 2.25″ by 3.5″ coin envelopes
  • Hole puncher
  • String, twine, or cord
  • Paper
  • Quotes
  • Marker


  1. Punch 2 holes near the bottom of each coin envelope. Try your best to make sure they’re in the same spot every time; I lined the envelopes up to see where I’d placed holes previously. After laying the coin envelopes in a pile, slip the string through the holes and tie a knot.
  2. Cut out six 2″ by 2.75″ pieces of paper. Write one quote on each slip of paper (I gathered up my favorite Leonardo da Vinci quotes, of course!) and insert the quotes into the coin envelopes.
  3. Finally, write the date of opening on the flap of every coin envelope, and to make it more festive, decorate the front!

My quotes for the occasion:

The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.

Leonardo da Vinci

Art is never finished, only abandoned.

Leonardo da Vinci

Time stays long enough for anyone who will use it.

Leonardo da Vinci

All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions.

Leonardo da Vinci

Every action needs to be prompted by a motive.

Leonardo da Vinci

Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication.

Leonardo da Vinci


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