Thursday, March 29, 2012

My Magnetic Calendar

I fully realize that the end of March is not the typical time to talk about calendars.

I actually made this back in January after not finding a calendar I liked anywhere. But then January got complicated and I never showed it to you guys.

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I have really been enjoying it.  I love that I can change out the background.   I kinda have a weakness for scrapbook paper.

For January and February I had cute "love" paper for the background, then I changed it to the green floral with  bunnies for March an April.  

It was super easy to make.  I picked up a 12x12 sheet of metal, the frames, and the transparency of the calendar at my local craft store.  The frames were cheap and black so I spray painted them a nice navy.  Then I just layered the metal, paper, transparency, and then the glass in the frame.   I left the glass in the frame so I could use Sharpies to write on it. 

The Sharpies are nice because unlike dry erase markers they won't accidentally rub off, but they will wipe off of glass when you want them too.

I made it magnetic because I thought it would be fun to be able to add extra little embellishments to special days like birthdays, but the magnets have also come in handy when the kids get little fliers or something at school that I want to write on the calendar, but I don't have the time to get the markers out.  (I have to keep all the markers up so the baby doesn't color on all the walls.  I am really looking forward to the end of the writing on the walls phase.)

Don't you love the sweet little bunnies.  I am so in love with this paper.  I love how cute, happy, Easter-y, springy it is without being TOO cutesy.  Ya know? Like at first it just looks like a cool floral and then it is like "hey there are cute bunnies in there."

BTW I hung it with those 3M Command Velcro picture hanger thingys.  It was my first time using them and I REALLY like them.
AND if you are wondering how to make those little paper yoyo circle things I have a tutorial here


  1. It's darling Laura. I love the different papers and the idea of switching it up for the different seasons.

  2. How adorable! I love it! What a fabulous idea. :-)

  3. What a beautiful calendar! Loving your style!

  4. Laura this is a FANTASTIC idea... plus it's soooooo pretty to look at!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!

  5. This is adorable! What did you use to keep the grid on there?

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