Saturday, April 10, 2010

April Calendar


There is an awkward spot on the wall in between my kitchen and family room.  I wanted to put a china hutch of some kind, but I'm afraid it would crowd the room.

So a year or so ago, in a Pottery Barn catalog, I saw this idea.  Of course the PB version was $400, mine cost about $15.

It is a full size wall calendar.  With 4 kids it seems impossible to remember everything (each pregnancy sucked a little more of my brain away).  We use this calendar to post wedding/bday party/shower invitation.  For reoccurring events, such as piano lessons, I laminated a slip of paper and have it always posted.  With my cricut, I made days of the month to match each month.

This calendar helps my kids be able to see what is going on with their lives as well.  Its great for my husband and mom to always be able to know what's going on as well.  We aren't relying on my PDA to help us all keep it together.

Here is how I made it:

At Wal-Mart, I bought the corkboard in squares.   It comes with sticky pads to attach it to the wall.  They don't work very well.  So I bought some 3M sticky pads to attach it.  Then I hot glued white ribbon to create the days of the month.  Walla!  Easy as that.  Plus I think mine turned out cuter than the PB version! 

So, here is the deal.  I have about 6 of the months of the year completed with days of the month cut outs and decorations for the top of the calendar.  The other 6 months, I just use the last month's days.  About 5 days before the beginning of the next month, I'm going to post my calendar.  This will force me to finish each month within the next year.  Plus there are a few months I want to redo because they didn't turn out that cute.

Here is my little helper, each time I get the camera out, he wants his picture taken.  I have a feeling he's the reason my lens is broken at the moment....

I'm working on some STASH BUSTING projects.  Have you guys been following Dollar Store Crafts stash busting month?  I'm inspired to get some of my projects DONE!  Tonight I finished a diaper bag that has been 1/2 done for about 2 years.  I'll post pictures soon. 

How do you keep track of your kids and all that they have going in their lives?  I'd love to hear your ideas~
Have a great rest of your weekend


Anonymous said...

I LOVE IT! I just did a mental run-through of my house to come with a space where I could put something like this, and I think I might have found it! Woo hoo! Love it!

The Faveros said...

What a cute idea- wish i had that much space somewhere!! Love this idea!!!

Parenting in blue jeans said...

Hey, here fromt the UBP and I'm now following you. I love the tu tu idea! We are forever picking up barrets over here. Hope you can pop over to my blog and read me...I do have a giveaway going on right now.

Candice said...

Hi! I found you through UBP. I love finding crafty mommies like myself. Feel free to check me out.

Jill from Women Who Do It All said...

What a fun, creative idea!!!

Natalie Simons said...

I need one of these! great idea

Stopping by from the UBP! all the way from South Africa!

nicole lindsay said...

Joining from UBP! I am so happy to have found your blog, looks like so much fun!

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