DIY: Colorful Dry Erase Calendar

Thanks to Pinterest, I’ve had more DIY projects on my to-do list lately than I know what to do with! I devoted my lazy Sunday to crafting a colorful dry erase calendar– it’s simple, inexpensive, and cuter than anything I could have bought in a store. I found everything I needed at Walmart for less than $15, and this project only takes an hour or two to finish.

How to Make a Colorful Dry Erase Calendar

All you’ll need:
A photo frame; I used a 16″ x 20″ frame from Walmart ($12.50)
At least 35 colored paint samples (free at Walmart or any home improvement store)
Optional: Scrapbook paper or colored cardstock; I used Facts & Fiction by BasicGrey to make my background
Basic craft supplies: glue, scissors, ruler

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Step by step:

1. To make my calendar, I used scrapbook paper for the background and cut the paint samples into smaller squares; you’ll need at least five rows of seven squares. With the 16″ x 20″ frame, I cut the paint samples into 2″ x 2.5″ squares. If you have a paper cutter, you’re in luck; this step took the most time for me since I had to measure and cut each square!

2. After finishing the background, I printed the weekday labels on card stock (the font is Never Let Go, you can download it here) and glued them to the top of the board– I glued everything directly to the cardboard backing of the frame, but you can also use poster board cut to fit the size of your frame if you prefer.

3.  Arrange the paint sample squares in rows and glue them down; I mixed the colors up randomly to suit my background, but using a color ombre also looks fantastic and works well if you have a single-color background.

4. After you put the finished board in the frame, use dry erase markers to label the month and dates. Now you have an ultra cute calendar to keep your colorful life organized!

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