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Be creative: make calendars yourself

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Easy and fast

As soon as the new year has begun, the calendar fills with appointments. To be properly coordinated, you need a diary. But instead of buying one, we prefer to make it ourselves.

Here are our 6 DIY ideas:

You need this for the folding calendar:

  • 50 sheets of white paper (about 14 x 14 cm)
  • black felt-tip pen
  • 50 colorful cardboard cards (about 15 x 15 cm)
  • glue stick
  • Lochzange
  • cord
  • 3 wall hooks

And that's how easy it is:

1. Label the white papers with the days of the week, months, and numbers from 1 to 31, respectively.

2. Then glue these papers one at a time to the colorful cardboard cards.

3. Punch the cards at the top with the pincers, taking the months, days of the week, and numbers together. Pull a cord through the holes and knot.

4. Attach the wall hooks to the wall according to the wall conditions and hang the sheets on them.

You need this for the annual calendar:

  • Styrodurplatte about 1.20 mx 40 cm (hardware store)
  • Fabric approx. 1.30 mx 50 cm
  • self-adhesive fabric tape (eg from idea)
  • alphabetic
  • white fabric paint
  • fabric scissors
  • pins
  • brush
  • 2 screws and dowels for the wall
  • Drill with drill attachment

And that's how easy it is:

1. Break in the styrofoam plate with the fabric by pinning the fabric on the back with pins.

2. Use the fabric tape to glue 7 equal sized boxes to the front.

3. Coat the stamp with the fabric paint and stamp the first letters of the weekdays in the split fields. Let the paint dry.

4. Under the days of the week now stick a strip of fabric tape across the boundary.

5. To hang, drill two screws with dowels into the wall, depending on the condition of the wall, leaving something protruding, then simply push the Styrodur plate onto it.

What you need for the clipboard calendar:

  • 12 patterned photo cartons DIN A4
  • 12 gray paper sheets (about 16 x 24 cm)
  • Glue stick (eg Pritt)
  • white pencil (eg Edding)
  • clipboard
  • yellow drawstring
  • ruler
  • pencil
  • eraser
  • scissors

And that's how easy it is:

1. For each month, stick a gray paper on a patterned photocard.

2. On the gray paper first draw a calendar in pencil and possibly a seasonal fruit. Trace the whole thing with the white pen.

3. Now clamp the finished cardboard sheets in the correct order in the board and hang them on a cord.

You need this for the Leporello Annual Calendar:

  • 2 x solid cardboard box (about 8 x 8 cm)
  • 2 patterned papers (about 16 x 16 cm)
  • glue stick
  • white photo cardboard (about 49 x 7 cm)
  • Ribbon (about 40 cm)
  • Piece of white paper
  • Number stamp + inkpad
  • ruler
  • scissors
  • pen

And that's how easy it is:

1. The two pieces of solid cardboard are wrapped in the patterned paper. To do this, glue the cardboard box in the middle of the back of the patterned paper, cut the overhanging corners with the scissors, fold over and glue.

2. Fold the white paper strip into 7 sections of equal size so that 14 surfaces are created.

3. The two outer surfaces are glued between the two embossed square squares. Stick a cuff at the side to bind between them.

4. Now the individual sections of the white paper are labeled with the calendar .

5. Now stick a piece of paper stamped with the date on the front of the Leporello.

You need this for the weekly calendar:

  • rubberized picture hook (hardware store)
  • Superglue (hardware store)
  • 7 yellow high gloss tiles 20 x 20 cm (hardware store)
  • 7 screws + Dübeld-c-fix-adhesive foil (craft shop)
  • spirit level
  • pen
  • drilling machine
  • scissors
  • Cutter with cutting pad

And that's how easy it is:

1. Fasten rubberized picture hooks with superglue on the back of the 7 yellow tiles.

2. Using a spirit level, hang the tiles evenly next to each other on the wall, evenly spaced (using dowels and screws).

3. Print and cut out the letters M, D, M, D, F, S and S with the height of 10 cm. Transfer the letters mirror-inverted to the paper side of the dc-fix adhesive film and cut out with the cutter.

4. Peel off the carrier foil and glue letters over the individual tiles to the wall.

Tip: The tiles can be labeled with whiteboard pens. The paint is washable.

You need this for the birthday calendar:

  • 1 large plywood board
  • double-sided adhesive tape (eg from Tesa)
  • 1 piece wallpaper in suitable size (eg from wallpaper agency)
  • Adhesive strips (eg from Tesa)
  • 12 clothespins made of wood
  • 12 mini screws (optional small nails)
  • small cards or notes (stationery)
  • scissors
  • All Purpose Adhesive

And that's how easy it is:

1. Fix the wallpaper on the front side of the wooden board with double-sided adhesive tape. Lay wallpaper around the edges and secure it on the back with adhesive tape or double-sided adhesive tape.

2. Fix the clothespins in a regular arrangement with small screws on the board.

3. Label small pieces of paper with the respective months and birthdays and attach to the clips.

4. From the wallpaper small shares such. B. florets or ornaments cut and glue with all-glue on some of the staple front pages.