I use my phone and a yearly day planner to keep track of my calendar for the most part, but this idea is really great to give my husband a heads up for what is going on during the week. Plus I love that I can customize it however to match the decor in my house. Here is the original from Pinterest.
|Original pin on Pinterest. Click on pic to go to that page.|
Mine is not much different from this one, aside from the papers and the hanging method. The original creator of this decorative calendar simply purchased the above frame from Wal-Mart, inserted scrapbook paper, and bought some dry erase markers. Super easy!!
Well, of course the frame was no longer available when I found this, neither in store or online, so I made one myself. And you can too! It was super easy, and cheap too!
- 8 - 5x7 picture frames of your choice (choose ones that have plenty of surface for adhesive)
- 8 pages of scrapbook paper of your choice
- Krazy Glue (super glue)
- Dry Erase Markers
*Note: Frame your scrapbook paper first if you choose the stacked look. Depending on the style of your frames you may not be able to open the backs of the frames after you glue them together.
After your glue has dried and your scrapbook paper is in the frames then you are ready to hang up your creation. To make hanging easier I tied ribbon to the nail hangers on the backs of the top 2 frames. Only 1 centered nail needed and super easy to level. I stuck an artificial flower on the head of my nail to disguise the nail. Now you can write your weekly agendas on the glass with dry erase markers. If you didn't want a calendar, you could use your new frame to write out your house rules for kids, or even make an adorable chore/rewards chart out of it.
|Zoomed view of my finished calendar.|
|My kitchen "office"|