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Friday, March 18, 2011

{a place for everything...with somewhat simple}

Check out this super fun calendaring idea from Stephanie, at Somewhat Simple!

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These are so fun, I am sure you have seen them- but here is my take on it!



MATERIALS: All you need is a glass frame, a sharpie marker, a ruler and vinyl stickers if you have them. (If you dont have them, just write the labels yourself with the marker, or email me- I will get you some!)

Here is the frame I chose:


(My sister actually got it years ago at IKEA in the as-is section for $1.99- I don't know what it was supposed to be for, but it sure fits perfect for this calendar of mine!)

DIRECTIONS: First, I painted the frame red and then distressed it by sanding the edges.



Then I flipped the frame over to the backside, got my free ruler from the grocery store and my trusty Sharpie marker and went to work drawing lines!


I was worried about this part, wondering if one slip of my hand would make a line not straight and ruin the entire glass, but I was pleasantly surprised at how easy the marker comes off with a little Windex and paper towel. I changed my mind on the spacing of each area and had to erase that "permanent marker" several times!!! PLEASE NOTE: It is important to draw the lines on the back of the glass so you don't have to worry about the lines coming off the more you use this calendar.

After the lines were drawn, I applied my vinyl stickers, also to the backside of the glass. (If you are cutting your vinyl, you will need to cut it backwards so it looks right from the front.)





Lastly, I added some hardware to the back so it will hang on the wall, like so:



When all of that is done, your calendar is finished! Simply use a dry erase marker to write and rewrite your family's happenings!


One cute variation I saw was done on a 12x12 frame so you can change the background of you calendar with scrapbook paper to match the seasons of the year! This idea is a lot of fun, so make one and get creative with it!

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I really can't wait to make one of my own--{LOVE} this! Thank you so much for being here Stephanie, and for sharing such a fabulous idea. I highly recommend that you head on over to Somewhat Simple...you won't be disappointed!


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26 Comments:

Blogger Amy S. said...

Any ideas on how you'd hang it on the fridge? I am out of space to hang one on the wall and I would like to replace my little marker board calendar on my fridge.

March 18, 2011 at 6:58 AM  
Blogger la féneïre said...

I discovery your blog and i like the idea, thank you
bonne journée
véro

March 18, 2011 at 7:23 AM  
Blogger shelia said...

Love it!!!

March 18, 2011 at 8:13 AM  
Blogger angie said...

love this!!

March 18, 2011 at 8:20 AM  
Blogger Ryan and Amanda said...

So precious! I don't have a family yet, but goodness! My husband and I need that!

March 18, 2011 at 9:08 AM  
Blogger Bec@littlelucylu said...

I've had this project "bookmarked" to do since I saw it on Stephanie's blog! Can't wait to get it done! :-)

March 18, 2011 at 9:47 AM  
Blogger Kristen said...

Love this idea... Now only if i can figure out a way to get my husband to use it!

Kristen
http://craftingwithtrainingwheels.blogspot.com/

March 18, 2011 at 10:52 AM  
Blogger {northern cottage} said...

this is REALLY fabulous!

March 18, 2011 at 11:07 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

LOVE it!!! (=

March 18, 2011 at 11:35 AM  
Blogger Tammy said...

That's an adorable idea!!

March 18, 2011 at 1:22 PM  
Blogger Steph @ somewhatsimple said...

I am glad you guys like it! It is a fun and easy project!

March 18, 2011 at 2:09 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

I made one in the fall and it has been a life saver! Thanks Steph!

March 18, 2011 at 3:30 PM  
Blogger Debbie said...

Love this. I want to make one! I don't have a vinyl cutter and would like to buy one. I'm not sure I am ready to purchase the circuit yet. Any suggestions on less expensive ones?

March 18, 2011 at 4:04 PM  
Blogger Manda said...

Just a tip if you color over permanent marker with a dry erase it will wipe right off when you wipe off the dry erase : )

March 19, 2011 at 9:23 AM  
Blogger Erica said...

love it!!!

let me know if you make one and we can work on it together :)

March 19, 2011 at 3:43 PM  
Blogger Natalie said...

Wow, I don't know how I have never been to your site before but you are fabulous! So stinkin' creative!!! Love it and am now following! Would love it if you had the time to come check me out sometime!

March 20, 2011 at 9:41 PM  
Blogger Nguyen Family said...

Okay, I must make this! Where can I get the vinyl labels? MUST have!

March 21, 2011 at 12:26 AM  
Blogger Jessica from Daisydotdesign.blogspot.com said...

So crazy, I've been working on my own version of this to cut on my vinyl cutter to. But I make the grids out of vinyl too. I"m not patient enough for the permanent marker. Would you mind if I link up to this post when I complete it so others can see what other variations look like? Love IT!

March 21, 2011 at 4:40 PM  
Blogger Shelly said...

Oh my goodness! I just found your blog through Ucreate and I love it! I so want to make one of these! Such a fabulous idea!
I posted about your Easter pails and this on my blog I hope that's okay!
http://evenings-and-weekends.blogspot.com/
~Shelly

April 7, 2011 at 11:50 AM  
Blogger dreenie said...

just found your blog!!!! *cant wait to look at everything* i love this project !!!

April 21, 2011 at 2:10 PM  
Blogger Paige Holmes said...

Where can you get the vinyl lettering from?

January 5, 2012 at 1:14 PM  
Blogger Natalie said...

I am working on mine right now and I drew the lines on the front with a Visa marker which comes off with windex~so that I can just lay my vinyl down on the back of the frame and already have my straight lines without having to use a sharpie.

January 26, 2012 at 12:11 PM  
Blogger deepseabc said...

Another way to get Permanent Marker off Glass or a White Board is to go over the marker lines with a dry erase marker. The dry erase marker will lift the permanent marker off the surface and you can simply wipe both the dry-erase and permanent marker off the board/glass. This should be easier and more exact that using a cleaning solution and scrubbing.

April 11, 2012 at 2:13 PM  
Blogger deepseabc said...

Another way to get Permanent Marker off Glass or a White Board is to go over the marker lines with a dry erase marker. The dry erase marker will lift the permanent marker off the surface and you can simply wipe both the dry-erase and permanent marker off the board/glass. This should be easier and more exact that using a cleaning solution and scrubbing.

April 11, 2012 at 2:17 PM  
Blogger Julie said...

I was just trying to come up with something like this for my new house. I love having all of that information in one place.

June 27, 2012 at 1:12 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

OH MY GOD - this is ABSOLUTELY fabulous!!! exactly what I have been looking for~
GENIUS - so cute and creative and I am in LOOOOOOVE!

August 3, 2012 at 7:49 AM  

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