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“All in One” Calendar

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“All in One” Calendar

Hi May Arts and DCWV fans!

Oh boy, do I have a treat in store for you today.  Have you ever seen one of those adorable calendars that you can change the theme on etc.?  Well, I have found many, but never purchased one because I couldn’t write on it.  Sometimes it’s okay to buy something with the intent for it to be just a decoration, but I could never justify that with a calendar.  Here’s my solution.   The hardest part was picking out the ribbons and paper with so many choices to choose from.  Hmmm. This is what I came up with.

The two paper stacks I used were the Ciao Bella, and The Four Seasons.

To get started, I used:

  • A 12 X 12 shadow box.
  • A vinyl calendar transfer.
  • A decorative knob that has the screw permanently attached.
  • And some Velcro.

And yes, my pictures go backwards starting with December.

I decided I wanted to hang it by the computer where I would enjoy it the most.  When I got thinking about the colors of ribbon and my sponge painted wall I knew colors were going to clash.

I began to brain storm how to solve this problem and decided to cover the raised poster board with some fabric and trim it with the luscious 379-15-10 black satin pleats ribbon.

Absolutely perfect.

 I measured my ribbon to fit the perimeter of the frame and used Velcro to hold it together.  I put the Velcro directly on the ribbon so I could interchange the ribbons and this would keep the ribbon nice since I will be using this over and over.

 Aren’t the September colors absolutely amazing?  The tails that come down from the knob making it look as if the calendar is hanging from the ribbon is just an illusion.  Simply drape the ribbon over the knob and use either sequin pins or straight pins to hold it.  The calendar itself actually hangs from a screw making the interchangeable process so easy and again taking care of that GORGEOUS ribbon.

To fill in your calendar simply use a dry erase marker….voila!

 For the month names some are stickers and some are hand written, but they are on the paper itself so you won’t have to do it again.  How easy is that?

I’m looking forward to the sunny days ahead.  Flowers and butterflies make me smile!

Who knew pink could look so good!

Last but not least, actually the best part of all is you can store ALL your papers and ALL your ribbon inside the shadow box nice and neat.  It’s where you need it, when you need it.


“All In One”

Useful, beautiful, and easy to keep it organized.  Yippee!!

Which month and ribbon is your favorite?  I hope this inspires you to make one of your own.  I know I’m going to enjoy mine!

Thanks for joining me today.  I hope you’re having a blast with May Arts and DCWV this week.

Come again soon, we love having you visit!


Blog Post By: Andrea Miller

  1. viji

    So very pretty!! Love it!

  2. f lynn rush

    my favorite month is august…my birthday, and my favorite ribbon is silk.

  3. Denise Johnson

    I love your idea of the calendars. So cool. thank you.

  4. andrea miller

    I found the calendar at my local craft store, but I did a google search and found sells them for $7.50 and if you have a cricut you can by a calendar cartridge for $34.99. There may be others but these are the two I found quickly to respond back. Thanks!

  5. Amy Smidebush

    This is GENIUS!!! I LOVE IT!

  6. Emma O.

    Oh, this is fantastic!!!

  7. ellen s

    fabulous project!!!

  8. Marie / Legojenta

    Beautiful calendar! TFS =)

  9. Cynthia B.

    Great project! So lovely and functional at the same time…even better that you can store your ribbon inside!

  10. Sue D

    Very clever idea–my fave is November–my birth month.

  11. Carol Douglass

    Beautiful project! I love May with the flowers and butterflies.

  12. Carol B

    Gorgeous project, so creative!

    Carol B

  13. Karen aka Soccerboyzmom

    That calendar is gorgeous and it really is deceiving on how the ribbon does not hang it.

  14. Holly Tolman

    Where did you find the calender part? It looks like a lot of fun and so easy to clean up too.

  15. Kristie Maynard

    What a fabulous idea! I love it! I think my favorite one is the May one, absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for this wonderful idea and inspiration!

  16. Lindy

    Absolutely beautiful!!!!! Just Gorgeous!!!!

  17. Ashly

    GREAT idea!!! Where did you get the transparent calendar? Or do you have any tips on printing your own? Thanks for the BEAUTIFUL idea.

  18. Debbie Garcia

    This is a great idea love all the variations!


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