Wednesday, February 20, 2013

DIY bulletin board calendar.

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If you are like me, you get tired of having to pick between several calendars at the store that aren't all perfect anyways. Plus, you have to do it once a year AND the spaces aren't even big enough to write things on. Well my friends, here is our solution: a homemade, full of ribbons and cuteness, calendar on your very own bulletin board. 

You'll need: Ribbon (make sure to measure and figure out the amount you'll need before you start. I wasn't planning on using the stars....), a big ole' box of tacks, one large bulletin board, paper, and a sharpie or other writing utensils.

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Start by making the frame for your calendar. I knew I wanted to leave a little space on the side for other notes so I left about 6 inches on one side. Then leave a space at the top for the month.

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Next fill in your grid. You will need to do a 5X7 grid in order to fit in all of the days. I put tacks at each intersection of the ribbons.

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This next step can go however you'd like. You can print pre-made numbers, days of the week, and months off of your computer or you can make them yourself. I chose to write mine out using a sharpie. I think they turned out pretty nice.

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Then all you have to do is pin them in place using the pins already on your board and voila! A bulletin board to fill up with all of your daily to-dos. I still have yet to fill mine up... But I love how it looks so far! I am still thinking about spray painting the frame as soon as the weather allows for standing outside for longer than 10 minutes. Have any suggestions on colors?

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I have to admit it is still for sure a work in progress, there are still little things I'd like to tweak here and there but I will keep you updated on the progress!

P.S. I had originally had a little blurp about excitement for spring on here and it snowed today?!? Kansas, come on.

-(e plus) l.

1 comments:

Charlotte Rigby said...

This is such a good idea, I might have to try it, I could do with a calendar board in my life!

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