Sunday, December 13, 2009

Handmade Reusable Calendar

As you can see from the pictures, I made this a few years ago as Christmas presents for my Mom and Great Aunts. I'm pretty sure they're based on a project from Papercrafts Magazine. I still think they are a neat idea and a great handmade gift.
Both are made with foam core board cut to 12X12. I painted the esposed edges with a coordinating color of paint then mod podged on embossed scrapbook paper to the front and back. The calendar pages were created in a word processing program and printed them on the front and back of colored cardstock.

The clip is attached with heavy duty super glue and some punched stamp shapes, stickers, and a Psalm finish off the design. This one is meant to be displayed on a frame stand and new calendar pages can easily be made for each new year.
I also made a hanging two part calendar for my mom and resembles a traditional wall calendar when viewed on the wall. I added the ribbon between the paper and foam core board. The slight bump from the ribbon being underneath the paper isn't really noticable because embossed paper was used. I recommend this only be made with thick heavy weight paper.

The large 8X10 picture is attached with clear plastic photo corners so the picture can be updated yearly. The only thing I'd change is the color I cut the FAMILY letters out of. They don't pop off the page as much as I'd like them too.
If you're here from one of the following blog link parties, thank you for visiting! If you're talented with a sewing machine, you might want to check out my You Can Make This giveaway, and if you're looking for a fun last minute gift, please consider entering my Storytime Friends giveaway!
Today kicks off the week long Holly Bloggy Christmas Bash, and sharing homemade gifts at Tatertots and Jello is up first. It's not too late to get some great ideas to make by Christmas!

Also linked to:
Make it for Monday at Cottage Instincts
Making the World Cuter Monday
It's So Very Creative at It's So Very Cheri
Just Something I Whipped Up at The Girl Creative
Made it Monday at the Persimmon Perch
Holiday Hightlights at The DIY Show Off
DIY Day at A Soft Place to Land

11 Friends Said:

blueviolet said...

That is the most wonderful idea!!!

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

I love it! I'm definitely going to have to try my hand at making one! Thanks for this! :)

Mandy said...

LOVE this idea! TFS :)

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

I give a calendar to my friends every year - this is a great idea - thanks :)

Amy said...

This has such a personal touch to everyone you give it too..

Stopping by from Jen's place..

jennykate77 said...

Great idea!! They are really cute!

jenjen said...

What a fun idea! I love that you mod podged it!

Very creative!


Vickie said...

I love Paper Crafts Magazine! That calendar is very cleaver.

You are the mod podge queen. Gonna look into mod podge.

Cindy said...

This is such a cute idea Katie. I love all the personalized stuff you create over here. I always leave inspired!

Thanks for linking to Mi4M :)

Its So Very Cheri said...

What a fabulous idea.


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