Happy, happy New Year!!!
The break was really nice, but I sure did miss you all.
How about we start off the new year with a DIY calendar? Seems fitting, right?
I first stumbled upon this calendar from World Market and knew right away I could DIY my own version.
I started by cutting a piece of 1x8x8 and about 4 long pieces of balsa wood down to size.
white chalk paint on both sides of the balsa wood. I stained the piece of 1x8 with Minwax Jacobean stain.
elmer's letters and numbers to each piece of balsa wood to make 12 months and enough numbers for every date combination. (You'll need (2) zeros, (2) ones, (2) twos, (2) threes, and (1) of every other number.)
After all my dates and numbers were finished I distressed each one using wax and aging dust.
I measured and drilled holes in my base wood using a drill bit large enough for my rings to slip through, but tight enough so they won't move around. I guess I should also mention that I cut a smaller piece of wood to use as the stand and attached it using a small door hinge.
***TIP*** Looking back, I think it would be best to use thin sheet metal to make the month and date cards. That way they will be thin enough to all stack on the calendar at once.
I actually LOVE how it turned out and couldn't be happier with my new office addition.
Do to having most of the supplies on hand (I had to buy the book rings, hinge and a few more pieces of balsa wood) the calendar only ended up costing about $10.00 to make. Not bad since the original World Market calendar is nearly $50.00.