Sunday, July 1, 2012

DIY Dry Erase Calendar

Hello everybody! I hope you are having a good weekend. I am just so thankful that this week is going to be a short one for me with the holiday! I was browsing around on Pinterest and found that dry erase markers work on regular old picture frames. I was thinking of all the neat things I could make and I heard a crash. My sad old dry erase calendar fell off the wall. This thing has been around for the last six years. The white is more yellow the plastic frame is all cracked and the part that was supposed to be holding it up just broke off. My husband works long strings of weird shifts so it is the only way I can keep track of where he is and when he will be home so I couldn't just trash it and wait until I went to town and got a new one. I then decided to head to my basement and see if I had any old frames lying around....

And this is what I ended up making!

Project Ingredients:
An old picture frame
A Child's Year Cartridge
Songbird Cartridge
Red, White, Blue, and Silver Cardstock

How I did it:
This was actually really easy to put together. I went into CCR and used the rectangle from CCR Basics. After some sizing around I had it fill the screen creating 7 days for four wasn't until AFTER I cut that I remembered that there are more than 28 days in a month but hey calendars do that hash tag thing all the time (and I can fix it next month).  Took my 12x12 sheet with the squares cut out and adhere it to my red cardstock. I then cut out the little figures from A Child's Year and the month from Songbird. They are all essentially attached to one another so in August I can pull out my July and place in a new month with designs. I left the numbering to be done on the outside so I could reuse months every year if I didnt have time to make a new one. My goal is to work on the months way in advance but we all know how that goes. I will be sure to post August once I get it going!

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!

This project has been entered into some super fun challenges at Catch The Bug, Bitten by the Bug 2, and  My Sheri Crafts. Go join the fun!


  1. cute board and practical too, thanks for joining the BBTB2 Challenge, hugs

  2. What a great idea! Love this and the cuts you used are perfect. Thanks for sharing with BBTB2. xxD

  3. Sure wish you could diable WV, It took me 3 tries to get it right. If you need help, please let us know. xxD

  4. Very cute. Terrific idea. Thanks for joining us on BBTB2. Stephanie

  5. Sorry about the WV. I thought it was disabled already but it has been fixed now =)

  6. Great project and so useful. Thanks for sharing with us asst BBTB2.

  7. This is just darling and what a wonderful calendar idea!! Love the cuts and the design!! Thanks for sharing with us at BBTB2!

  8. Oh this is super cute and so functional as well! I love this idea and sounds like it came at the perfect time for you. Great idea on pinterest, isn't there? Thanks for joining us at BBTB2 ;-)

  9. what a cute idea thanks for the inspiration! and thank for sharing with us at bbtb2

  10. Great project and great inspiration! Thanks for joining us at My Sheri Crafts!

  11. Such a cute and useful project! Love the Acy cuts! Thanks for sharing with us at BBTB2 and My Sheri Crafts!

  12. What a clever idea! Wonderful project! Thanks for linking up at BBTB2! :)

  13. love love love! super fun project. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us at BBTB2!


  14. I love this project! Thanks so much for playing along with our Theme challenge over at Catch the Bug! We are so happy to have you and hope that you will join us again very soon for our next challenge!

  15. This is a very clever project! Thanks so much for entering our challenge on Bugaboo Stamps' Catch the Bug blog - good luck in the draw. I hope you join us again soon!
    luv'n huggz
    Jen Leeflang
    Bugaboo DT

  16. Brilliant project! Thanks so much for joining us at BBTB2


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