I have wanted a big, hanging, dry-erase calendar for my dorm room for a while now. This way, I can see instantly what I need to do that day and week without digging through my planner. Unfortunately, they are $20+ at Walmart. This little DIY cost me $6 from the dollar store for the frame. Plus, you can personalize it to match your style and interests.
You can also use this D.I.Y. to decorate picture frames to give as gifts, use to hold photos, or as white boards for to-do lists and menu options. The possibilities are endless.
tons of little craft trinkets and supplies
Start by taking out the paper from inside the frame and placing it on top of the glass to protect it.
Then, start gluing! Add pieces of flowers, leaves, ribbon, trinkets. Anything you can find! If you are into sports or are making it for someone who is- add some mini sports balls. If you are making it as a hostess gift why not add some fake grapes and a wine cork. You get the picture. Just keep gluing. Don't try to plan the layout too much. You will know what to put where once you get started.
Here is what my frame looked like when I finished decorating the outside. Pull the excess glue strings off to tidy it up.
I made this little "A" for Amanda with some crochet and sewing notions.
These are "Guatemalan Worry Dolls" I found.
Here is a little hat and some more buttons and flowers.
Next, get a ruler and some scrapbook paper. On the paper, draw a grid for a calendar in maker and the days of the week. Once you put the paper inside the frame, use a white board marker to draw the month and days of the week. This way you can reuse it for every month.
Here is a group picture of a few at the shop.
This is a plain plant one.
The wine and cork one mention earlier.
And another plain one.
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