I have calendar tutorial for you today. The best part is that it is fun, easy, and a great way to dress up the walls of your home!
I finished a project this weekend that I have been thinking about for over 2 years. I know long time, but I was never quite sure exactly how I wanted to pull it off. I bought this calendar a couple of years ago with my only thought being: I want to do something with this!
I LOVE calendars! I only really knew that I wanted to cover the frame with patterned paper to coordinate with my kitchen walls. I measured the edge of the frame and cut strips of paper to 1.25 inches and using ModPodge I adhered them to the frame. I added a coat of ModPodge to the top of the paper as well.
I like to use recyclable material whenever I can on projects! I thought I could do that for what I had in mind for each calendar square. So, I gathered several boxes of packaging from my kitchen that were the thickness of a cereal box.
I used my Slice to score 2.5 inch circles out of this material. Doing this made these boxes really EASY to cut through! I cut 31 circles for the days of the month. Measure the days of the month squares before choosing the size circle to cut.
I adhered a magnet to one side of each circle and then selected 31 pictures from my fall photos. Using the circles as a template I cut out 31 circles from my photos and adhered them to the magnet that is adhered to the circles. That makes sense right? I now have a magnet sandwiched between a photo circle and a chalk board circle.
Using chalk I wrote the numbers of the month on the chalk board circles. I LOVE the way this looks!
I wanted a calendar that was both art and fun for my young kids to learn the days of the week when we school this fall. They already totally enjoy turning the days over as they pass. The only thing left for me to do is hang it on the wall! Super fun and easy project to make and a great way to use your photos!
One last thing! I plan on making a set of circles for each season of the year...yes that makes 3 more sets of circles and 93 more photos. Super cool!