Twelve hours later, it came back on but by that time I was sleepy. Without further whining, let's talk about this easy project.
I spotted this calendar in a Pottery Barn catalog last season. When I went to find the picture of it online, I found that it's not available anymore and neither is the picture. But, it looks a lot like the one I just finished, so we don't need their silly little picture, now do we?
I painted a 16" x 20" size canvas in a nice sandy color. I took some brown ribbon and laid them across the canvas to start...
Four pieces of ribbon across, making five rows. Then I added some ribbon going the other way...
Six pieces of ribbon going down, making seven columns. I arranged them until I was happy with the evenness and then I used straight pins to keep them in place.
So far, so good. I need to be able to hang this up so I trimmed the pins in the back using some sort of tool that can cut straight pins. I don't know what it's called. My son found it in the garage. We find lots of things in the garage.
Once I had them trimmed to a nice size, I hot glued the ends to the back of the canvas to keep them in place. You could do this from the front, but I didn't want to see globs of hot glue.
Alrighty then... we have something resembling a calendar.
I grabbed my seasonal pack of scrapbook paper that I got on ridiculous sale with coupon at Michael's a few months ago. It has some papers that have the name of the month on them.
I used contact paper to cover it and then I used regular ol' scotch tape to attach it to the calendar. This way, switching out the month is easy-shmeasy.
Look at the happy little bird. He doesn't tweet though. Not sure why.
I used the Silhouette to cut out some 1" x 1" squares and some numbers from cardstock and I mod podge'd both sides. I taped those up too and the calendar was done. I had the hubs show his skills and hang it up for me.
BOOM. Now I know the date. The great thing about this is that I can change out the date cards with the seasons too, so I can make them more festive when the occasion calls for it. Love that!
The only thing I had to buy for this project was the canvas (50% off, thankyouverymuch) and the brown ribbon... everything else was on hand!