DIY Calendar Ideas for the New Year
Fashion Jan 14, 2019
DIY Calendar Ideas for the New Year.
You know what’s fun? Being organised. Doesn’t sound like fun? It makes life more fun. There’s nothing more fun about life than being organised.
It’s also fun to organise being organised. For instance, you can create your own DIY calendars to keep on top of things this year. Fun calendars that have the added advantage of being engaging to use.
Here are some of our favourite ideas for you to try out.
Make a 3D Calendar.
This is a 12-sided die-shaped calendar. Every month of the year is imprinted on a side – as you’d expect. With multiple colours, it makes for quite the colourful object to have on your desk, whether at work or at home.
And you simply flip it to the month you’re on to keep track of the days. As an added bonus, you can post post-it notes onto the currently unused sides for important reminders and notes.
To create it, simply download the schematic off the web, and load it into your 3D printer. Voila! For added fun, you can roll it as a die (singular for ‘dice’), except you have up to 12 sides to play with.
Take it back to the drawing board.
Or, in this case, the blackboard. This one is pretty simple. First, get a blackboard. There are so many options for this. Including a pretty nifty blackboard spray you can buy at most hardware stores – you just apply it to a surface and give it multiple coatings. If you’re of less redecorative inclinations, you can simply buy a blackboard and hoist it on a hook on the ceiling. Or against a wall. Or whatever. There are millions of options here.
Then with an oversized ruler, and multicoloured chalk, draw seven vertical lines, six horizontal (like in the picture).
The awesome thing is, if you buy a big enough blackboard, you have plenty of space for making notes and reminders on specific days. You can colour-code. You can go wild. Fun!
Now you’ve got keeping organised pegged.
There’s no need to be hung out to dry when it comes to keeping track of everything. Why not make this clever little clothing line calendar? It’s simple. You paint 31 cloth pegs and install a decorative line or string in your office. Then as you go down the days of the month, you remove the preceding peg.
What’s really nifty about this is you can get small square (coloured) paper, and make your important notes on it. Then just clip them in on the relevant day. If you’ve used small enough paper or stiff enough, it’ll stand tall. You can just page through those notes for that day.
Make your calendar a wheelie.
Unfortunately, we can’t show you what this amazing calendar idea looks like. The images belong to another site, which links HERE It’s where you’ll get the instructions necessary for constructing it (a tutorial).
What it is, is essentially triangular cuts of blackboard that fit onto a bicycle wheel (without its tyre) that you lay out the days of the weeks on. You even will have a few extra sections for notes.
So basically, it’s a weekly calendar. Useful for keeping track of the week ahead – so it works best in conjunction with a monthly calendar (which keeps track of further away appointments). Since it’s a blackboard, you just clear the day you’ve finished, letting you plan a week at a time.
We like it especially because it has a rustic vibe about it, and it is easy to make. You just need a few essentials. Like the bicycle wheel. You can get that at any bicycle or sports store, and then you simply remove the rubber tyre.
It definitely puts a spin on the traditional weekly calendar
Here’s a neat little idea, tasty actually, since it is inspired by the recipe boxes of yore. Essentially, you index all the days of the year (yes, all 365 ¼ of them – er, leave out the ¼ but do add a day if it’s a leap year). You basically get a box, any kind of indexing box. You can probably get one and index cards at a stationery store, or you just get the index cards, and find an old cigar box – this shouldn’t be too hard, try a tobacconist for an old one he may have thrown out anyway. You can even use a fruit box.
Next you get a date stamp, which you can probably also find in a stationery store or order one online. Then the tedious part. Stamping each and every day. Best method to use? Listen to a podcast about your favourite subject.
Like History, or Business Affairs, or what have you, as you methodically go through the process of stamping the index files. Then you use dividers for the months of the year, and whenever there are notes needed to be added, you have plenty of space on the cards themselves.
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