Saturday, December 31, 2011

D.I.Y. Calendars for a New Year

January Calendar

What you'll need:
Ruler and Pencil
Assorted Paint, Brushes, and a Cup of water
The top or bottom half of a dress shirt gift box (the kind you toss after Christmas. Pull 'em out before the trash comes!)
Assorted images, stickers, magazines, wrapping paper, and more.

January Calendar "Thoughts and Treats"

Step 1: Cut the short sides of the gift box off, leaving a surface about 15 inches by 10 inches, depending on your original box. Flip to non-glossy side.

Step 2:  Measure a calendar grid on the bottom half of the calendar to your desire.

Step 3: Paint, stencil, marker, or sponge in the numbers on the calendar. Add the days of the week if you like.

Step 4: (Optional) Think of a word that comes to mind when you think of the month. Ask others for words as well. Think of these words as you browse through your assorted images.

Step 5: Express yourself! Be unapologetic for your design! Let the images you choose and the places where you choose to paint lead you. Enjoy yourself.

January Calendar

HAPPY NEW YEAR!  May the newness of the year inspire you to move forward and up!

For more calendar creations, click here.

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