Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Another Post???

Wow!  Posting two days in a row!  Shocking!  Haha! 

I have a project I did last week that I have been dying to show you!!  I bought a DCWV chalkboard paper stack a while back, and like a lot of others, wasn't sure what to do with it once I got it home!  Erin, on the DCWV blog recently searched Pinterest and found lots of cute projects using chalkboard paper, and posted them.  (Unfortunately, once it was on her blog, I couldn't tell where the actual picture came from that inspired me, so I'm sorry I can't give credit where credit is due.)  One of the pics gave me the idea for this:

It's a chalkboard paper wall calendar!!

You can see my Cricut sitting on the desk next to the calendar to give you a sense of the size.  The blue paper has a sheen to it, so I couldn't get any pics without the shine...sorry!

Here's a pic once I got the numbers written on.

I added another piece of paper at the top to be able to write in the name of the month.

Here's a closeup of the papers fitted together.

I used white vinyl (Contact paper actually) and the Cricut Designer's Calendar cartridge to cut out the days of the week.  Each square for each day is 6x6 inches, so the whole calendar measures 2 1/2 feet by 3 1/2 feet.  I got some Uchida Bistro Chalk Markers to write with, since they write finer lines than a piece of chalk and hold up longer.  When I'm ready to change everything to the next month, I just have to wipe the marks off with a damp cloth, and I'm ready to go!

I hope you like it!  I'm going to go post it to Pinterest now!!


Jovan said...

This is so AWESOME...what a great idea! Looks great in your room!

scrappymo! said...

What a great looks good in your room. Your numbering is just great.


This is so cool!! I will have to check if i am following you on pinterest?!?!?

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I saw the chalk paper on the DCWV blog and thought.... and what does one do with that?! Like you said, lots of fun examples were shown. I really like what you've done. I lack the wall space for anything period but if I had it I just might do something similar.

Shy said...

Great job! It looks like you left plenty of space to write too. The thing I dislike about calendars is trying to write in such tiny squares.

Hi, I am Karen Driscoll said...

Amy This is great! I have never seen this paper. Can you write with the chalk markers on all the squares? I am going to have to go check out this paper! Thanks for sharing! Karen♥