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Jan 02

DIY Mini Calendar Craft

 

diy-mini-calendar-craftI love to do scrapbook and make greeting cards. Sometimes I like to make simple crafts with my supplies. I recently made a simple DIY mini calendar craft as a gift. 

Supplies

 

not all supplies pictured

Supplies:

5×7 Acrylic picture frame. I purchased this at Dollar Tree

Scrapbook paper for each month

Cardstock that matches scrapbook paper for each month

Stamps/ink for each month

Hole Punch. I used my crop o dile

Adhesive

2 mini brads

Printable Mini 2015 calendar

The calendar is a pdf file. It’s free to print and use for personal projects. I downloaded it from Splitcoaststampers. A very talented member there makes a calendar every year that is shared freely to download and use on personal projects. You can not sell any projects you make using the calendar. 

Directions: 

This calendar was very easy to make. I was able to use up some of my scraps of paper as well since I didn’t need a full sheet.

First I decided what I holiday I wanted to showcase each month. I made this for a friend of mine. Her birthday is in June so I made June a Happy Birthday theme.

The first thing I did was print out calendar and trim it down so that each month was a separate. The picture frame had a thin piece of paper in it as a background. I used that to measure the main background color. I choose purple because that is my friend’s favorite color.

I based the background size of each month on the size of the monthly calendar. I have a lot of scrapbook paper so I tried to use paper that is themed to the holiday for that month. 

After I had the colors figured out,  I then went through my stamps to find ones to use for that month. I have a ton of stamps so that wasn’t hard to do. I colored in the stamped image with either markers or colored pencils.

It did not take long to make this calendar. I made it in about 2 days. I didn’t work on it all day long either. The hardest part was going through all my paper and deciding which to use.

Completed Calendar:

This is what all the pages look like completed. 

Finished pages

 

To assemble the calendar I punched two small holes in the top of each page with my crop o dile. You can use a regular hole punch as well. I put the pages together in order. I glued a thin piece of kraft paper to the back of the pages to give it a bit more support.

I then glued the attached calendars to the acrylic frame. Now it’s a customized,hand crafted tear away monthly calendar for the whole year.

Finished Calendar:

Finished calendar

I hope you enjoyed this craft and enjoy making one yourself. This is also a great craft to do with children. 

 

About the author

Gina

Hi, I’m Gina and owner of this blog. I'm married with numerous nieces and a nephews. I live in the Pittsburgh PA area. To work with me for a review for you, contact me at: libraryofreviews@gmail.com

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