Tuesday, June 5, 2012

call me a thief.

happy wednesday.
i thought i'd share a little project on the blog today.
i don't share {or do} a lot of diy's, thanks to my busy schedule.
however, yesterday i was feeling awfully crafty-
and the leisure summertime allowed me to create something fun.
i totally stole this idea from one of my best friends, 
and would link it to her blog if she had one. {hint, hint}
it's time to get your craft on,
and create a fun, inexpensive and adorable calendar! 

"call me a thief":
that title relates to the fact, that i made this project for a grand total of $3.
{pretty impressive, right? so cheap and so cute!}
what you will need:
1. paint samples {usually free! i got mine at home depot}
2. a lovely picture frame! {this one was on sale at Michael's for $3}
3. dry erase marker.
4. of course you will need the essentials: scissors and glue.

instructions:
1. simply pick out your paint samples and colors. {six colors in total}
i chose to do an "ombre" look, however mixed colors are darling too!
2. trim to the size you want your boxes.
3. paste onto a solid white piece of paper the size of your frame.
4. on top of the picture frame's class, using a dry erase maker:
 label the month, days, and events you have going on that month.
5. ta-da! that's it. now, go hang it in your cute home!

so simple, and you'll feel like a thief too.
creating a project for $3 is a complete steal, if you ask me!
plus- it's a craft that keeps on giving.
all you have to do, is erase it when the month is over,
and you'll have a brand new calendar for the next month! 

p.s. sorry for the low quality photo's- lovebird has our camera back home with him.
also, don't mind my ugly hand writing- i simply just jotted a few things
down to show you an example. i've obviously got some touching up to do! 

46 comments:

  1. That's a nice idea, the calendar looks great, especially with the ombre look. Well done!

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  2. Wow, great idea! And so effective too - love it :)

    Life Etc

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  3. Hi dear!! Thanks a lot for your visit and kind comment on my blog!! If you would like us to follow each other just let me know!!
    BTW I love your idea. Is a great DIY!!
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    Patricia

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  4. genious idea! also you have pretty sweet handwriting :)

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  5. umm this is so smart. i always feel like i'm stealing when i take paint swatches from places. a few weeks ago my sister and i took some for her wedding colors and we totally had to be sneaky, but we definitely felt like we were stealing. lol even though they are free. but i might just have to steal this idea from you. i love it so much!

    K

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  6. I totally love this! It's super cute and how awesome that it's so cheap. Love!!!

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  7. I've seen this on Pinterest I think...wonderful idea!! Love it!

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  8. I love it!! And I love that you did the ombre with the pinky corals! So so cute. I think I'm gonna have to get myself to the nearest Home Depot!!!

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  9. I keep thinking about when I am going to copy Emily's idea too. I love it!

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  10. This is fantastic! I used TONS of paint chips in our wedding decor, but this is adorable. Nice job!

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  11. SO CUTE! I love the DIY. So fun and summery!!! Wow. xoxo

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  12. Oh my word.. I love this! I am totally stealing this idea from you! Seems so simple and what a cute way to display a calendar. Thanks for sharing!

    xoxo,
    Rachael
    www.rachaelkhawkins.blogspot.com

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  13. okay, you are too cute! absolutely love this little project!! and how exciting! italy is just a few weeks away!!!!
    xo TJ

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  14. How smart! Got to try that out some day ^ ^

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  15. I totally love it! the color is great

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  16. so cute! i might need to make one of those.. i've been needing a calendar! your blog is so adorable.

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  17. I love this! The colors are so cute. Maybe I'll make one for the future dorm. :)

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  18. What a neat idea! I absolutely love this!

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  19. What a neat idea! It would be kind of nice to go "old school" and have a wall calendar to look at and write on.

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  20. LOVE THIS! So pretty and practical too! I'm tempted to make about 5 of them right now.

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  21. This is such a great idea, I love it!!

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  22. Love this! Your calendar is so cute.

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  23. i saw this idea on pinterest and thought it was so cool! love the colors that you used!

    laurie
    www.love-laurie.com

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  24. What a great idea! I will be pinning this.

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  25. Love! Great idea! What size picture frame did you use?

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  26. I have the same question as a couple of other bloggers, what size frame did you use?

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  27. I used an 8 1/2 by 11 I found mine at the dollar store for $1 thanks project done. EASY

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  28. where can i find the picture frame that you used ?

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  29. I did something very similar recently - great minds and all! I made mine with narrow frames and rainbow paint chips but I made three of them: "every week", "this week" and "next week". With a couple of kids we have lots of weekly things to remember so these are woking great for us.

    Blog post here if you're curious: http://thecraftymummy.com/2012/10/weekly-calendars/

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