by Caitlin, Marla and Manda of The Merrythought
I know it’s hard to believe, but 2014 is really just a couple weeks away! Time to think about a pretty new wall calendar for your home – or just a fun present to give next week!
- Calendar graphic (Download ours here)
- Iron-on fabric transfer
- Fabric paint
- Paint brush
- Wooden dowel 3/8″ x 36″
- Hot glue gun
Cut a 15″ x 21″ piece out of your linen and iron flat. If you don’t want raw edges in your fabric, use fray check along the edges or sew a thin hem along each side. I decided to leave mine with the frayed edges showing for a little more of a natural feel. Print out your calendar dates (download it here) on an iron-on fabric transfer. Lay out the design of your calendar, leaving room for months, year, and any design you want, and then iron the months in place. You can leave them in a bunch or cut each one out individually.
Now you can sketch out the months, year, and additional designs with a pencil and then use a paint brush and fabric paint to paint over the pencil. Let dry. Cut your wooden dowel into two 16.5″ pieces. Sand the ends smooth. Use the hot glue gun to glue a dowel to the top and bottom of the calendar. Tie a string to each side of the dowel on the top side of the calendar.
And that’s it! A beautiful calendar for hanging or gifting. Happy a safe, happy holiday, friends!
[Photos by The Merrythought for The Sweetest Occasion.]
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