Raise your hand and nearest color coded binder if you like to be organized! I know I do. Now, if you are asking if I AM always organized, well, that’s another topic, but I feel at my operational peak when everything is in it’s place. In trying to be more organized for blog planning (Elsie and Emma of A Beautiful Mess have some wonderful tips on that topic), I ran across a great DIY paint sample calendar and knew immediately that I had to make one for myself.
Although I have a literal 5 inch stack of paint samples left over from our house renovation, I decided to get colored paper instead so I could make the squares as big as I like (my day squares were 2 inches tall x 2 1/2 inches wide so they fit nicely on the 16 x 20 card stock backing). You can make your squares any size to fit your frame, but I suggest sketching out your calendar first on a piece of paper that is your desired size so you can get a general feel of how big you want each section.
Once my pieces were cut, I attached the bottom row first with a small piece of double sided tape behind each one. Then I carefully built up each row until the columns were completed.
After all your rows are in place, pop it back into the frame and fill in the month, days of the week, and day numbers, and you’re all set!
WHAAAAT?!? Organization that looks freakin’ sweet? Sign me up. Let me know how it goes if you decide to make one too!
OH my gosh, GENIUS! I love it. I must try it soon–if I can fit in the time, hehe. Thanks for sharing this!
Go for it Nicole!
This is such a smart idea, and I love the colors you picked out! It would be neat to do different color themed months, like reds/pinks for February and greens for March!
Great thought Monica! You coud make a few boards at once and switch them out depending on the season, love it!
This is a great idea and great way to reuse the same piece every month! Just came across your blog and loving it already! Thanks for sharing! Xo, M&K at BT
Aw, thanks so much! So glad you came by!
Oh my goodness, I love this idea! Thanks for sharing!
Super cool and I love the colors you chose!
I love this so much! you could do an ombre pattern or a rainbow pattern!
Love this. Doing this.
well, this sure is genius. i love calendars but HATE most of them. this is such a great idea!
Wow…I was lookins for a crafts when I found this calendar! It’s a good idea! But, I have a question, do you think that use to give a man?? Becuse I’ve got to do a present craft for a man and i’m not sure that he like it.
What do you think?