It's already January, and like always, I don't have my new calendar yet. In effort to be both eco-friendly and frugal, I designed a re-usable calendar that never needs to be tossed out, using items I already had around the house!
8" x 10" paper or card stock
wine cork, sponge, or other circular or square stamp
picture frame with glass
dry erase marker
The first step is to create the calendar base using the paint and stamp to create the daily calendar boxes. Since this calendar will be reused monthly, you want to stamp enough days for a month that starts on a Saturday and 31 days long (up to six rows of seven columns).
Choose coordinating or contrasting paint color combinations - use just one color, or as many as you wish to compliment your space.
Use a pen to label the top of each column with the corresponding day of the week - this is the only permanent part of the calendar.
After your stamped mat has dried, place in under the glass in a frame. Hang it on a wall, or upright on a counter or shelf. Use your dry erase marker to re-write the name of the month, and the dates on the correct days every month. Use your dry erase pen to mark important events and occasions, like any other calendar. Leave a little extra space on the side or the bottom for notes.
Erase, repeat monthly, and never tear another calendar page again!