I have a special treat for you today! We have a celebrity in our midst and she has agreed to give you a taste of her DIY wisdom! Laura Lubanski of You Stir Me was recently on The Martha Stewart Show! Which must mean she rates pretty high when it comes to all things crafty and creative. Her project today is a perfect little treat for your office or it would be a great gift. Take it away Laura!
Hi lovelies! I’m just tickled to be here today, sharing this DIY project with you! If you’re anything like me, you like craft projects that are quick, easy and have a huge payoff. And extra bonus points if it can be customizable to any kind of decor, right? Right. I give you my DIY Dry Erase Calendar.
- Any size frame (I used a big one because I find it impossible for me to write small with dry erase markers)
- Pretty paper (You can get this at any craft store or use fun wrapping paper!)
- Bakers twine (or any ol’ string you have laying around will work!)
- Double sided tape
- Dry erase markers
First, cut ten lengths of twine, each about 12 inches long. You will use these to create the calendar lines. Then, stand up and twirl around because you love bakers twine just as much as I do. Now, using your double sided tape, adhere the pretty paper of your choosing to the frame’s mat.
Using the cut twine, arrange six vertical lines over the paper. I like to make my lines a little imperfect but feel free to make them as even as you wish! Dab a dot of glue at each end of the pieces of twine. Repeat this step, using the last four pieces of twine to create the horizontal calendar lines.
My favorite part of this project is thinking of all the different ways you could use this idea for a wedding. Imagine making several little dry erase boards and using them as seating charts for your guests! You could also use smaller ones for table numbers and then have the guests take them home to use as their own calendars! I love the idea of using a different patterned paper for each table to add a pop of color to the centerpieces. So many possibilities, how would you use yours?