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Friday, August 23, 2013

my next project

things have been CRAZY around here the past couple of weeks between deciding to move, packing, unpacking, trying to keep up with #august30x30 all while experiencing some of the highest stress of my career. there has definitely been zero time for crafting lately so i'm really happy to have rebecca here to talk about an awesome project that i'm pretty sure i NEED to do.

I made a fun dry erase calendar for a wedding gift for a good friend of mine. I thought it would be practical plus I used colors that I felt were neutral for both her and her new husband.

The project was pretty fun to do and didn't take a lot of time at all. I think I will do more of these as gifts and maybe even one for myself as well. Here's how I did this:

What you’ll need: 
  • a frame (I bought mine from the dollar store for $1 and it is a 11x14. You can go bigger or smaller though if you'd like.)
  • 7 paint samples in colors you choose (I got mine from Walmart in the paint dept. They are free of course.)
  • scrapbook paper (I bought the glitter swirls at Micheal's for $1 and had to purchase two to fit the frame size)
  • glue
  • tape
  • dry erase markers (again bought from the dollar store. Four markers for $1)

And let's begin.....

So here were my supplies. The scrapbook paper had already been cut before the photo was taken but this is what I started with.

I then cut the bottom square off of every sample sheet. Remember, you are going to need seven strips of the paint sample sheets {one for each day of the week}

I glued the scrapbook paper to the back of the cardboard that comes with the frame to get the exact size and had to merge the two sheets of scrapbook paper together. Then I cut around that to get the final size and shape to fit into the frame. Then I started to attach the paint sample strips. I first put a strip of tape on both ends and then glue around the middle for a bit of extra support since the glitter was raised on the paper, I wasn't sure if just the glue would keep in place right away.

So after all the color strips were glued, I let them dry for a minute and placed some books on top for that extra push to hold them down.

I placed the entire thing into the frame and placed the glass on it. This is the finished product. I then wrote on the glass with a dry erase marker and viola!

thanks rebecca for sharing this great idea with us. i'm always looking for my next project. i will definitely be trying this one very soon!


  1. That is really cute and I've never seen this before on Pinterest! You should link it up at my Inspiration Gallery Link Up party this week, I am co-hosting and selecting the features :)

  2. That is so cute! It looks so good.

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle

  3. Very cute! I love the colors too. I honestly didn't think it was this easy to make. Hello new calendar!

  4. I'm glad everyone seems to have liked it! Thank you for allowing me to share


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