DIY Dry Erase Calendar

I have seen so many versions of dry erase calendars all over Pinterest, especially when the paint sample craze was so big! Remember that? Trying to figure out ways to get stacks of paint samples so you could craft with them? Lol

Well here is my take on a DIY dry erase calendar as this new year begins! I hope you find it as adorable as I do!

Need:

  • Scissors
  • Fabric ( can be one style or various styles- I used 4)
  • Washi Tape
  • 18 x 24 in. poster frame (I found mine at Target for 7 bucks)
  • Ribbon/Lace
  • Hot glue gun

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  1. First, take black tabs off the sides of the poster board. I used the back side of the paper that came with the frame as my canvas. Decide how large you would like your squares and cut 35 squares (ensuring that you can fit all 7 days of the week in one row.)
  2. Once all pieces are cut for the dates, cut 3 rectangular pieces for the top. I chose to cut one piece for the month and 2 additional for various items like grocery list, reminders,etc.
  3. Next, use the washi tape to tape down the top 3 rectangles. Then, tape down each row ensuring that you have 5 rows of 7 days. I found it easiest to lay 7 pieces of fabric next to each other and dragging the tape across the top, then across the bottom, then doing small vertical lines between the days.IMG_3027
  4. The task to get all the washi tape on all the necessary pieces of fabric is a tad tedious. I used an entire roll of washi tape to make this calendar–ensure that you have enough when you begin!
  5. Once everything is in place, you’ll want to place the clear cover back on, put the cardboard on the back and slip the black edges back on. I found that to be SO MUCH HARDER than I thought! My advice to you is to slip the left side on, then the right, then the top and bottom. IMG_3030
  6. The last step is to make a border around the calendar. I found ribbon that I liked and decided to glue that along the black edges. This is where the glue gun comes in to place.
  7. WOO YOU’RE DONE!! Feel free to use whatever colors, fabrics, ribbon, etc that you like! I enjoy a lot of colors with a dash of girly!IMG_3031

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