It combines two things that I love…stylishness and organization. And the fact that it utilizes paint chips? Even better.
I mostly followed David’s tutorial with just a few modifications. That’s the beauty of this project…it’s totally customizable.
Since I planned for this calendar to hang in my office, I chose paint chips that would coordinate with the room and with the pin board that hangs on the adjacent wall.
Here’s my version.
materials needed: poster frame, fabric, hot glue gun, 35 paint chips, paper trimmer, corner rounder, fabric glue, foam brush
1) Purchase a poster frame (mine came from Target…$9.99).
2) Remove the edges from the frame.
3) Cover the cardboard insert with fabric using hot glue to secure it on the back, pulling tightly to keep the fabric smooth.
4) Trim the paint chips with a paper trimmer (I chose to leave the paint color names but cut off the brand).
These BH&G paint chips came from Wal-Mart. I left the section with the pre-scored holes…you’ll see why in a minute…
5) Round the corners of the paint chips (this isn’t necessary but gives it a nice finished look).
6) Arrange paint chips on the board
I punched out the pre-scored holes because I thought that would be the perfect place to write the date.
7) Adhere the paint chips with fabric glue. USE it sparingly and apply lightly with a foam brush or the chips will bubble!
8) Print the days of the week onto card stock. The font I used is Ecuyer DAX in 32 pt. Click here for the free download.
Adhere with a tiny bit of fabric glue.
9) Use a dry erase marker to fill in the calendar.
10) Hang it up and admire your new stylishly thrifty calendar.