Monday, September 10, 2012

DIY: Dry Erase Wall Calendar Tutorial

Hubby and I have don't have a very regular work schedule and we are constantly asking each other what the other one is doing.  Hubby wanted a big wall calendar, but I could never find one that I liked, and I always struggled with remembering to but one before the first of the year.  Our wonderful carpenter did such a great job of following through with all of my random requests for our house, one of the last things he did before he left was put in a little table/shelf/counter by our back door.  It was a perfect to try and keep hubby and myself on top of communicating and organized.

After seeing this idea on pintrest (best/worst site ever) I decided to try it out.  I really like how it turned out and it cost under $10 to make)

Materials needed:
A picture frame with glass
Paint swatches from the hardware store
Glue
Ruler
Pencil
scissors
Hammer/Nails to hang it
Dry erase marker (to write on the glass when you are done)
Gather all of your materials and lay it out, I struggled at first to find the size frame I wanted that would fit where I wanted it because of the space I had to hang it

Cut the paint swatches up


measure out the space of what you have with your frame you will need 7 columns and 6 rows, plus one for the top for the name of the month.
Lay it all out and glue it on.  I had a left over paint swatch so I put it at the top for the month name
put it back together


See how sad that area was by the back door? It looks so much better with it up, and of course my birch bark pencil holder.  Hubby and I now have a "command center."






I hope you enjoy making this as much as I did, and whoever thought a picture frame, free paint swatches and a dry erase marker.

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