Thursday, February 25, 2010

Magnetic Calendar

I really enjoyed making this magnetic calendar!

First, I picked up a piece of sheet metal from Lowes. I had it cut down to fit into a 16x20 frame I bought at Michaels.
With a dry erase marker I measured and drew lines to create the calendar outline. Then with a hammer and nail, I punctured the metal along the lines.

Then I painted two coats of Kilz primer and two coats of Behr paint that I used on my walls. I wanted mine to blend in to my kitchen, but you can use whatever you like. It is so important to use the primer or little rust dots will begin to show as your paint drys.

While that was drying, I used stamps, the Behr paint, and black acrylic paint to make the weekdays and dates. I then attached adhesive magnets to the back.

I bought some gold and copper glittery letters from Michaels and painted them black for the lettering for each month, and attached magnets to each letter.

To decorate the calendar, I use scrapbook stickers. I use cupcakes for birthdays, and buy the holiday packets for the months that have big holidays. You can find them for just about anything you can think of. Just attach a magnet to the back of them and they work great! Here are some examples:
All done!

- Shannon

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  1. That is cool! I really like the hammered squares. Very unique! Great idea! Thanks for linking up to Creative Cats this morning!

  2. Hey.. I found you at the Trendy Treehouse!
    What an awesome blog you have! Your ideas are wonderful!!
    Many Blessings

  3. wow that is amazing. new follower from follow friday's over at trendy treehouse.

  4. Following from Follow Me Fridays. Can't wait to look through all of your ideas.

  5. Hi, I'm your newest Friday Follower!

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  6. Love your blog. That is a great looking board.

    Happy Friday Follow.


  7. Thanks for stopping by to link up at Trendy Treehouse. I am following you now too! Have a wonderful weekend.

  8. Love this project! Great job and great ingenuity.

    (I am stopping by from the diy showoff, btw)

  9. What a creative idea! Love it.

  10. Very cute! I started perusing your blog and I think I have to put it on my list of favorites. Great stuff!

  11. Hi following you from I "heart"

  12. So pretty! What a great idea! I'm going to look around for more fun stuff!

    Thanks for linking up!

  13. oh this is just perfect! I love it lots!!

  14. This is amazing! I love it. Running to Lowe's. Love that place!

  15. You have yourselves a new follower. <3

  16. I love this idea but I'm only quasi-crafty so I can't figure out what you made the numbers out of... Is that paper or wood?

    Thanks in advance :D I'm excited to flip through the rest of your archives!

  17. That is so cute!! It looks like it took a lot of time but well worth it!

  18. I love how you made the grid with punctured metal lines! Great projecct!

    I'm hosting a link party and would love to have you come link this up!

  19. I'm so glad you came over and linked this up to Make it Yours day! I just love this calendar.

    Thanks again!