Reusable Calendar

Reusable Calendar
Dry Erase Calendar Craft - Cute!
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This classy erasable calendar is a great way for the whole family to keep track of the household agenda and is a lot easier on the eyes than a white board or traditional fridge calendar. What's even better is this calendar tutorial is not only easy-peasy, but also comes with a free printable! Add some contact paper to the top and you can make your own dry erase calendar in minutes!

Difficulty: Easy

Materials:

12x12 Scrapbook paper
A sheet of MDF – Larger, pre-cut sizes are available or you can ask the hardware store to cut a 24 x 48 inch sheet into 8  12 x 12 boards like I did
Contact Paper
Ribbon
Mod Podge
Drill- optional for hanging

Directions:
If you do not have contact paper on hand you can frame the calendar page in a picture frame and write on the glass with a dry erase marker, for printable click on the calendar and labels picture below- right click with your mouse to copy picture to a word doc,once pasted to Word right click print.

Step 1:  Print and glue calender to MDF board using Mod Podge or similar craft glue. Make sure to smooth out any air bubbles along the way with a squeegee or card and let dry.

Step 2:  To turn the your calendar into a writeable surface, you need to apply contact paper. Put your (fully dry) decorated board face down onto the contact paper to measure about how much you will need. Cut this amount off of the roll. Remove the backing of the contact paper to expose the sticky side. Carefully place it over your design – use a light touch and you will be able to position it to cover the full face of the board. Once the contact paper is in place, apply firm pressure to make sure it adheres well to the board underneath. For extra security, pull up the very edges of the contact paper and apply a very thin bead all around the very edge of your design. Press the contact paper back down let dry. For this finished look- I added a 14x 16 white bead board scrap and scrap book paper behind the calendar to make easier to display on an easel but it is not needed.

Step 3:  Next, print calendar labels by clicking on image below (instructions are the same as calendar printable) and cover front and back of the labels with contact paper- this will have a laminating effect so the labels will last longer. Cut out labels and add label to top of calendar using a small amount of double stick tape. Drill holes in corners and add ribbon to hang.

 

About The Author

Jenny Newman is a devoted wife and mother who enjoys creating new projects, patterns, and activities and crafting meaningful home-made treasures.  Her signature crafting style is simple, affordable and fun!  We hope you enjoy Jenny's crafts and patterns as much as we do.