Monday, January 16, 2012

Dry Erase Weekly Calendar

With Thursday spelling wrong....
The Dry Erase Weekly Calendar is cute and easy to accomplish. I found this project on pinterest.com and loved it. To make things even better, I already had the frame collage! In college, while I was taking out the trash, this frame was sitting right on top of the dumpster. In the frames were all graduation pictures. Why this person threw it out, I still don't understand. There was nothing wrong with it! Nothing! Why would I spend $20 when I got this for free?

And Thursday corrected!
For those of you who don't have wasteful neighbors, this is what you'll need:
  • A collage picture frame. Target has a variety of this kind of framing. 
  • Scrapbook paper. I had a different kind of paper for each day but the combinations are endless. 
  • Scrapbook letters. You can also write the days of the week by hand;  I bought letters because I have poor handwriting. 
  • Scissors
  • A pencil or pen for outlining
  • A dry erase marker
The project takes about half an hour. Customize it how ever you would like!

  1. Use the backing of the picture frame and trace on the backside of your scrapbook paper of choice. 
  2. Cut it out.
  3.  Now for the lettering. Each frame is a day of the week. If you are a perfectionist, you may want to measure the letters so they are centered. I just eyeballed it and adjusted as I needed to. As you can see on the picture, I had to place Thursday vertically instead of horizontally due to the length of the word. 
  4. Place each piece of paper in the frame. 
  5. Find a place in your home, hang it and you are done! 
My dry erase picture frame has now found a place in my bedroom. My husband and I tend to forget each others schedules and I hope this will help! I love how it turned out....for the most part. I am very much fighting my perfectionist tendencies with the lettering. Anytime my perfectionist self comes out, I hold the project further away from my body and I usually feel better. 

Currently I am working on a t-shirt quilt for my husband to enjoy on the ship. The plan is to have it done before he gets deployed this summer. 

13 comments:

  1. What a cool idea! I'm definitely going to do this. One question: is it the glass of the frame you're writing on with the dry erase marker? Does it come off easily?

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  2. This is great! We have one of those frames we were gonna sell in a yard sale.
    Alex- the dry erase marker comes off the glass easy; a simple napkin or tissue will do the trick.

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  3. I love this idea - going to send it with my daughter for her dorm room!

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  4. I just made this for my classroom. I love it! I got the exact frame at Target for $24.96.
    The only thing I did different... I turned the frame sideways... It turned out adorable... Thanks

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  5. Thank you for a wonderful idea! I have gotten a jump on Christmas, made two of these, one for each Granddaughter. My hubby was real impressed with the finished product, just as I was. Can't wait to give it to them!

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  6. You should consider giving credit to the orginal source of this idea... it is just bloggy manners ;)

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  7. I was wondering if you ladies were using a frame that had 5x7 or 4x6 openings? I really want to make one but Im concerned that a 4x6 opening won't be big enough. Thoughts?

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  8. had a frame with 12 openings. 6 horizontal and 6 vertical. All 5 X 7 I randomly placed 5 photos of us and used the other 7 as the days of the week! Thanks!

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  9. The orginal creator's post is from www.fey-next2heaven.blogspot.com

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  10. Kristy - thanks for posting the original blog... I liked the scrapbooking ideas. very cute.

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  11. I was really searching for such a nice post and got here...Thanks for sharing such a nice information, its beneficial for me...Keep sharing more.
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  12. I made one of these a year ago and put my kids pictures and name in the extra frames (I purchased one with more than 7 spaces to fill) I tried to attach a photo but it would not allow me to do so! Check it out on Pinterest Lindsey Odum it is in my Crafts folder almost all the way at the bottom!

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  13. Great for my daughter with ADHD or for a menu if meals for the week!

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