Saturday, January 25, 2014
How To Make Your Own Chalkboard Wall Calendar
Here's a recycled post from a few years ago, that I thought deserves another look! This was a fun project!
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:
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!
Happy Scrapping! ~Amy E