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Popular on Pinterest: Dry Erase Calendar

Heather Lawless, Staff Writer

Sep. 12, 2013

As a weekly feature, staff writer Heather Lawless will present a look at what is HOT on Pinterest as a guide to making your life easier and more fun.

dry erase calendar

Do you need a calendar to keep your days in order?  Here's a great, inexpensive way to make your own dry erase calendar.  To make your calendar, you will need to choose 35 paint chips from Wal-Mart or Lowes.  Too make it look more polished, I suggest you pick paint chips in the same color family for the seven days of the week.  Next, you need to pick out a picture frame (at least 12" x 16"), so that you have enough room to write on each day.  The last thing you need is a poster board for your background.  I suggest a white or black poster board, so that your calendar isn't too busy.

Step One: Measure the poster board and cut it the size of the picture frame. (Hint - use the paper in the frame to measure your poster board)

Step Two: Arrange your paint chips on your poster board in five rows and seven columns for the days of the week. I suggest leaving a blank space at the top so that you can write the month.

Step Three: Once you've arranged the chips the way you want them, glue or tape them down in place. After you've glued or taped the chips to the paper, then assemble the frame back together.

There you have it, a great new calendar for your room. If you want to personalize it even more, you can take the glass and everything out of the frame and paint or "modge-podge" scrapbook paper to the frame.

Feel free to share you creations with us and upload pictures of your new calendar on our Facebook page (The Duster Today).

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