Make a Wooden Calendar
Want an original calendar for your home? Time to get busy, because you can make it yourself!
The New Year is just around the corner. It’ll bring another set of days, weeks and months to fill with new events and hopeful projects. The New Year also brings us to a moment of reflection and reorganization.
There are several ways to make a wooden calendar and they’ll look great anywhere. In our post today, we want to show you two crafts that you can tackle by yourself. Set them up in your home entrance, office desk, kitchen or– why not?– personalize them with names and give them as cute gifts to friends or your children.
Hanging wooden calendar
Our first idea is an original hanging wooden calendar that you can set up on any wall. A small wooden rod will serve as the base of this project, which will hang from some string and a nail. You’ll also need:
- 7 thin wooden cards, around 9.5 X 7 cm in size, for each day of the week.
- Another set of 12 wooden cards for the months.
- And two more sets of wooden cards that are wider. Both sets should have a card for the numbers 0 to 9.
First, prepare the set of cards that have the days of the week. Next, move on to the next set with the number and name of the months. Make sure to keep them organized as you work so that they’ll all be in order later.
Use your creativity and paint your cards with pastel tones. Feel free to use different colors for the days of the week or the months. Have a good set of markers on hand to write down the numbers and letters clearly. They’ll look beautiful.
Now, drill a set of small holes on the cards for the string and hang them on the rod. Set the date and keep switching them as the days go by.
Wooden cube calendar
Our next idea is a wooden cube calendar. You’ll need the following materials:
- Three wooden cubes in your choice of size (you can find wooden cubes at arts and crafts stores).
- A small wooden base to set the cubes on top of. Make sure that they fit right on without leaving too much extra space.
- Decorative paper or fabric (fabric lining works great for baby rooms).
Cut eighteen squares out of your paper or fabric. The squares should be the same size as the faces of your cubes. Your calendar will look great if you use different patterns or colors for each side of the cubes.
Now, cover the cubes by gluing on the fabric or paper. Do the same for the wooden base.
Once you’ve decorated your two cubes, it’s time to write the numbers on their sides. On the first cube, write the numbers 0 to 5, one number per side. On the second cube, continue with the numbers 6 to 8 and repeat 0 to 2. Now, you can use these cubes together to express any date.
Repeat the process with your third cube. But try to make it a little different from the others by using darker or lighter colors. Instead of the numbers, write down the abbreviations of the months.
Write two months on each side, one upright, and the other upside down. Now you’re finished! Enjoy your original wooden calendar.
Personalize your wooden calendar
We love these ideas, they’re trendy and you can do them at home in no time. They’re also a great craft to do with kids.
You can even give your calendar a theme. They’ll look beautiful in lavender with vintage touches. Or, decorate yours with floral motifs or your children’s favorite cartoon character. Start your year off right!