This is a great project for anyone who loves to be organized and save money. It uses a picture frame and paint chips, and you can choose whatever colors and organize them how you want! Since it is dry erase, it is able to be reused practically forever! That is my favorite part of this craft, is that it will save me tons of money on calendars each year. It is also a great way to go green, since you aren’t buying paper calendars every year and just throwing them away at the end. Since it is also very bright and colorful, I won’t forget to use it, unlike my many planners that end up empty and unused.
Here are the materials you need:
- 1 12” x 16” picture frame
- 35 paint chips (found in paint supply section at store)
- Scotch tape/glue stick
- A ruler
- Pair of scissors
- Dry erase markers in colors that will show up on the colors you choose
- Open your picture frame and take out the generic picture inside if there is one. If the back of it is white, you can use it as a background for your calendar. If not, I would use a piece of white cardstock or thicker paper. Then, measure a paint chip to be a square with 3 ¼ inches on each side.
- Cut out 35 squares from your paint chips.
- Lay out the chips how you want them color coordinated, with 7 on each row and 5 in each column. Also cut 7 rectangles to label the days of the week and place them at the very top of each column. Either secure the chips with placing double sided tape or a roll of tape on the backs of them, or glue them carefully.
- Place into the frame.
- Use your dry erase markers to label the month and days, and customize however you want!
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