Keeping Time

Here’s another dry erase (pseudo) paint chip calendar for you.  It seems like I’ve seen a hundred of these on Pinterest!  It didn’t take long, but it feels good to get something else checked off my list.

I made this one for D3’s room using card stock instead of paint chips.  I picked up a 16×20 frame (on sale),

and one sheet each of 8 different colors of card stock from my local Michael’s store.  I measured and planned my layout, then used my Silhouette Cameo to cut my pieces.  I love that machine!  Incidentally, if anyone wants to know, I cut the pieces in the body of the calendar 2.5″ wide x 2″ tall, the days of the week are 2.5″ wide x 1″ tall, the pieces cut at the top for the month are 2.5″ square, and I left a 1/4″ border between each.

Before I glued anything down, I tried out a few different color layouts:

and finally decided on the one in the middle, with the one on the bottom running a close second.  I guess we can always make a new one later if we want.  I used a glue stick to glue the pieces of card stock down onto the sheet of paper that came in the frame (flipped over so it would be all white). I cut a cheater template on my Cameo with the right size borders, and laid it down on the sheet so I could get the spacing right between my squares.

I hung it up with 3M Command Adhesive Velcro strips (I should buy stock in this company!) in case we decide to move it after we get some of the other things done in her room.

The hardest part about this little project was writing the month at the top in such big letters and not messing it up!

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