WOYWW 124 – more calendar play


My desk is not a mess today – how refreshing!  But if you want to see shots of chaos, WOYWW is a really good bet! Sometimes there is huge amounts of inspiration on those messy desks.

The last couple of days I’ve had posts about my 2012 calendar making.  I’ve gone in a different direction for the one I am working on today and I thought it might be of interest, rather than show just a shot of my desk, to show what I am doing and the goal.

I printed my calendar PDFs and sliced them into month blocks.  This highlighted a problem I will hope to correct – because September and December have 5 weeks, those blocks are just that little bit too big, so too close to the surrounding ones to cut to the same size as the 4-week months. I’ll have to re-do the PDFs for you, perhaps with thin pale lines or a grid, so you can see how to cut them easily.  But on to the project.

To repeat, I sliced up the months into uniform (more or less) blocks.

Using one of my handy dandy tools (simple clothes pegs) I clamped them together in a stack.  Because of the size issues I mentioned, a couple of them were a bit longer, but that isn’t a huge issue.  What’s important is that the top edge is perfectly aligned.

Get a little dab of glue and a popsicle stick.  Carefully and neatly smear a line of glue JUST on the top edge.  Not too thin, not too thick, not onto the front face, less of an issue if you get a bit on the back.

Let this dry overnight.  Once the glue is dry, you will have a neat little tear-off calendar pad, and a much nicer one that the little ones you can buy.

This can then be used in a number of ways.  I’m going to stick it to a Nestie cut shape, covering a piece of thin chipboard, and add a magnet to the back.  The extra space on the Nestie base can be decorated prettily or have a photo added.  My fridge is not clad, so the magnet will allow the calendar to stick to it.

But you could easily add a wedge to the back and turn it into a free-standing calendar, or cut two, trim the bottom edges flat, put a brad or an eyelet or just stick the top edges together (or even cut the Nestie shape from a folded piece of cardstock) and make it like a top-fold card, so it stands up that way.  Lots of possibilities!

While my glue is drying I’ll be popping around to see what you are up to 🙂

Happy WOYWW!

33 thoughts on “WOYWW 124 – more calendar play

  1. Thanks for shaaring. Always looking for new gift ideas.


  2. read through several calender making posts and I am thinking I need to make a few myself! Awesome looking work there! Thanks for sharing. Vickie

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  4. Great idea and such an awesome project. Thanks for the peek and sharing with us.

    xoxo Marjo

  5. Thank you!!! absolutely ideal!! Needed somethign, for the church and school Fetes, btu had no idea , now I do, thank you xx, lou #124

  6. Well this is just wonderful. I needed a few more Xmas presents and these have so much potential for fun gifts. Thank You !~ Happy WOYWW! #118 Robin Panzer Art Studio 33

  7. i knew clothes pegs gripped opened bags of peas in the freezer who knew they helped to make calendars as well. Thanks for sharing Happy Crafting Sharne #31

  8. OOOO i love calendars!!
    Jo x

  9. You are a calendar girl!! Thanks for the PDF’s
    Might have to knock off a new project soon.
    Keep smiling and creating

  10. Cool. Very clever.

  11. Thanks for sharing all the Calendar Info. Great little stocking stuffers. Have a great WOYWW

  12. Thank you for sharing your great idea x your calendar pages will look Fab xx

  13. Great project!
    Thanks for sharing the idea!
    SusanLotus 76

  14. fascinating,

    i’m off to pebble dash my fridge and freezer,

    not so keen on cladding you see…


  15. Love the idea, but I really like the cd calendar in the earlier post. Lol to you comment re Julia about clad fridges being the organisational hub of the home!! I’d never met a clad fridge until I moved to America! Mine is mostly covered with little magnets of all of our trips ( a lot), grocery coupons and the phone number of the local pizza place!!

  16. great idea and what a cute font you used! thanks for sharing and happy WOYWW! #61 this week

  17. Great idea – thanks for sharing. (No. 34)

  18. mess?! never! I use pegs a lot…Thanks for my snoop!
    Happy WOYWW


  19. Clever idea
    Thanks for sharing !
    Happy Wednesday

  20. Thanks for the calender tutorial – I usually buy them but may just have a bash at making my own following your instructions. BTW, also love the CD calenders featured in an earlier post. Have a great week, Elizabeth x #55

  21. Very clever idea and a neat calendar – thanks for sharing.
    Ann #50

  22. What a clever calender block …. I love it … thanks … will be back to down load the pages.

  23. Genius – and most definitely in the spirit of Christmas giving 😀

  24. Oh you are great. Handy dandy and clad I learn so much from you! I love the big old nestie shape for the calendar…need to go check the cladding of various people….!

    • LOL! The first couple of places we lived in the UK all had “built-in” kitchens and I was at a loss as to where to put important stuff, with no big fridge front to stick stuff too! Perhaps why so many US-based scrappers have fridge-magnet projects as I’ve never been in a US house that didn’t have stuff like the kids soccer game schedule, the school cafeteria menu, and carpool phone numbers stuck to it (LOL again!) I have my US cups to UK measurements magnet, the kid’s class schedule, the Drs and school phone numbers, and what can and cannot be recycled stuck on mine. More too, but that’s the critical stuff. The organiztional hub of the home….


  25. Thanks for sharing the idea.
    A x

  26. Great idea, thanks for sharing

  27. Oh wow how clever, thanks for the pdf’s and love the glue idea. Kezzyx (19)

  28. Every year I intend to make a calendar…… maybe for 2012 I’ll get there.

  29. Fab calendar pages, think I might have a go at this … doesn’t look as hard as I thought it might be.
    Happy WOYWW
    Cathy xx

  30. The calendar is a great idea. I’ve been meaning to do something like that for ages, so now might be the time. And I’m using clothes pegs this week too!

  31. I love those calendar pages. Will be back to get them, I think. How kind of you. Have a great WOYWW from #2.

  32. Thanks for all the calendar know-how – will be so useful. Why do I never think of using clothes pegs – don’t answer that one. Thanks for sharing – Hugs, Neet #1

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