When New Year’s eve was about to roll in, Pinterest showed me this interesting idea of crafting your own calendar. Initially, I wanted the old school type: with springs wired at the top part so all I have to do is flip each page for the desired month I wanted to view. However, it was a lot of work for a DIY newbie like me and I did not want to risk damaging the print I have chosen from The Cottage Market (which was soooooo pretty, by the way). So, I thought of using a cork board instead. What’s amazing about this alternative is the fact that I don’t need to chop, wire nor drill holes in it.
To my delight, Daiso, a Japanese dollar store, sold affordable craft pieces, including the materials that I used for this project. I was able to secure two cork boards, pastel-hued pins and fabric scissors for 88 pesos each. Not bad. Here is the complete list of materials I used for this project:
1 piece cork board (I used two on the pictures above since I’ve made one for my mother as well)
pins (any hue and design of your choice will do)
- Choose the design you want for your calendar. In my case, I chose The Cottage Market’s Disney princess 2017 as my calendar’s template.
- Print your chosen template. (Did I mention that they are downloadable for FREE? Yeap. They’re free.)
- After printing your calendar, cut them to your desired size.
- Use your pins in securing your calendar on the cork board.
- You can style your cork board if you think it lacks that extra oomph (e.g. flower decor, other pin ups, or trinkets)
- Use and abuse.
Apart from it’s obvious use, I get a thrill having to check my highlights/lowlights jotted on a design which I know, only a handful or probably less, have it. And for a DIY novice like me, it felt like an award winning piece to have finished a project and actually use it. I am on a high right now and off to planning my next DIY. How did yours turn out? 🙂