Friday, August 9, 2013

{Back to School Week: DIY Perpetual Calendar}

Hey, y'all!  Welcome to the last day of Back to School Week here at Pitter and Glink.  This morning, I want to share the tutorial for a fun DIY project that I look forward to hanging in my classroom: my DIY Perpetual Calendar.
I must admit that I had to Google what the name of this type of calendar is, and if you didn't know either, then we both learned something during Back to School Week, which I think is very appropriate. Anyway, to make this I started with a chipboard shape that I bought from Hobby Lobby.
I traced the shape on a piece of 12x12 scrapbook paper.
I cut out the traced shape.
Then adhered it to the chipboard shape with Mod Podge.
I then used E-6000 to glue three magnetic clips on the top of the shape.  I only used magnetic clips because they were all I could find at Walmart when I went, but they actually worked really well because of the flat backs.
To make the months and numbers for dates, I started by cutting twenty-six rectangles from coordinating scrapbook paper.  I then used my Silhouette to cut the names of the months, numbers 0-3 (for the first number of a date), and numbers 0-9 (for the second number of a date) from card stock.
I taped and glued each rectangle to the back of another rectangle and then glued a month on each side.  I did the same thing with the numbers.  
 In the end I had six rectangles with a month on each side, two rectangles with a number (0-3) on each side, and five rectangles with a number (0-9) on each side.  Then all that was left was clipping the months and numbers on the chipboard shape.
Since I don't always remember to write the date on the board at school, I figure I can hang the calendar in my room and put a first period student in charge of changing the date each day.
The students will always know the date now, and I'll have something pretty in my classroom to look at.  I'll be back this afternoon for one more post, but in the meantime if you've missed any of my Back to School Week posts, you can catch up {HERE}.

16 comments:

  1. Bethany, this is so awesome! What a great idea! Ok, I'm going to have to pin this so I can use it for Christmas gifts and teacher gifts. LOVE!

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  2. This project is GREAT! I think I'll be making one for my daughter!

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  3. Bethany, thanks for letting me know I was a no-rely blogger again. I went back to blogger profile rather than G+. Please let me know if this has fixed the problem!

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  4. So pretty, I need to make one of these! I'm sad your back-to-school week is over, I've enjoyed every project!

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  5. I forgot to ask when you head back to school? Soon?

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  6. Hi Bethany, this is such a cute idea. One of these would be awesome at work! I would love for you to share this at the Krafty Inspiration Thursday Link Party over at Krafty Cards etc. http://kraftycardsetc.blogspot.com/2013/08/krafty-inspiration-thursday-link-party-3.html
    Thanks for the inspiration!
    Maria

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    1. Pinning and following on GFC
      Maria

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  7. Love this, Bethany! SERIOUSLY!!! Sooo cute!!

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  8. Ahhhh this is adorable!!! The different patterns and colors are perfect! I would love if you would share this over at our blog hop!
    http://www.ablossominglife.com/2013/08/frugal-crafty-home-blog-hop-36.html

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  9. Wow, I just love love love this! Now I need to have one for my office :-)

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  10. Love it Bethany!! That chipboard is one of my favorite pieces in all of HobLob (obviously)!!

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  11. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this Perpetual Calendar! It is SOO cute! What brand of paper pack did you use? I love the colors and patterns. Thanks for sharing at the Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop! Hope you see you back!

    Katie @ The Casual Craftlete

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  12. Thanks so much for sharing at Krafty Inspiration Thursday! This calendar will be one of the feaures at tomorrow's party.
    Have a lovely weekend!
    Maria @ Krafty Cards etc.
    http://kraftycardsetc.blogspot.com/

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  13. Hey Bethany! I'm featuring you calendar from last weeks blog hop. Don't forget to grab a featured on button and link up tonight @ 8 central at the Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop! Thanks for sharing!

    Katie @ The Casual Craftlete

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