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DIY Glass Calendar

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Nov 19, 2016

Glass wall Calendar

 

We all have busy lives, and my guess is that it really never gets easier for any of us to keep track of all that’s going on around us. I’ve tried planners, sticky notes, and even writing things on my hand but I always end up forgetting either way. So to help you and me as well, I’ll be sharing how to make this budget-friendly glass calendar. That looks great and hopefully works even better.

Jen inspired me from The House of Wood, I loved how amazing her acrylic wall calendar looked. After realizing that it might take a lot more dollar bills to make this than I originally had in mind. I decided to design my own budget-friend calendar that doesn’t require any machines or hardware, YAY!

The structure for this calendar will be a picture frame, which must have a glass cover. I got mine for $15 off OfferUp, but I also ran into some frames at a theft store. Choose the size of a frame that is suitable for your needs, we decided to have large side NOTE’S bar, so my frame is abnormally large (49.5×37.5in). Using a larger picture frame would be your best choose, at least 28×28 IN.

Diy glass calendar  DIY glass calendar

 

 

 

 

 

 

Materials:

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Instruments:

  • Screwdriver
  • Ruler (LONGEST you got)
  • Scissors

 

Remove the entire rear of the frame so that only the glass and frame are attached. This is an optional step but if you are not satisfied with the color of the frame, spray paint with the color of your choice. Refer to my picture frame makeover post for the tutorial.

glass calendar

Before starting to design your board, clean the front and back of the glass. Using your expo marker & ruler measure and draw out your desired outline on the backside of the glass. I will provide my measurements and outline, but yours may be different depending on the size of your frame.

33-inches4-5-in

Begin with precutting your 90-degree boxes (4.5 and 3.5-inch strips) and placing them on the front side of the glass, following your outline. Afterward, design your date boxes. I would like to warn you that this might be the most challenging part. If you draw out your outline on the back side of your glass the best you can, placing on the sticker will be much easier, and less time-consuming.

Tip #1: Lean your frame to a wall to keep your outline safe from washing away when applying sticker

Tip #2: You can also do this the opposite way and place your tape on the backside, which will prevent damage, but this was is a little bit harder. Also, the tape doesn’t look as bright on the adhesive side.

Using any kind of stickers you’ll like, mine are Bubbleabilities (small and big) from Hobby Lobby. Arrange your stickers; I only needed 1 pack of large and 1 pack of small stickers. As always I didn’t have enough A’s so I improvised with the leftover letters (f&L), which might prevent you from buying a whole new pack.

After arranging the letters, your ready to hang up your calendar and enjoy! Thanks for stopping by.

 

 

 

 

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22 Comments

  1. Mihaela Echols

    November 23, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    This is awesome! No more throwing away paper or losing the calendar and it reusable!

  2. Aish Das-Padihari

    November 23, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    Love DIY ideas. Its a good way to keep time engaged.

  3. Helene Cohen Bludman

    November 23, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    That came out great! I love this idea.

  4. Wren

    November 23, 2016 at 4:02 pm

    I love DIY projects and this is amazing! As a work at home mom who also home schools her children, this would be amazingly handy to schedule out the days!

  5. Amber Myers

    November 23, 2016 at 6:03 pm

    This is too cool! I need to make this.

  6. Elizabeth O.

    November 23, 2016 at 6:19 pm

    I love the idea! Plus it looks so gorgeous. It’s definitely something that I would make for my home office. It’s really pretty!

  7. Claudette

    November 23, 2016 at 7:24 pm

    Like I said elsewhere, I’m not the DIY type but this look like something I might like to try.

  8. Carol Cassara

    November 24, 2016 at 12:31 am

    This is such a classy way to keep track of your schedule for the month! I love it! I thought it would be difficult to make but you make it seem so easy!

  9. jill conyers

    November 24, 2016 at 1:30 am

    This is awesome! I’m not much of a DIYer but this is something I’d like to make. Cool!

  10. Jimmy and Tina

    November 24, 2016 at 1:55 am

    Oh my gosh, I love this! What a great idea and way to pretty up a home office! THis is great sharing!

  11. ellie

    November 24, 2016 at 6:53 am

    that looks fantastic! I love DIY projects for the home, it’s always that little personal touch that makes it so great!

  12. Steven Goodwin

    November 24, 2016 at 7:19 am

    This looks awesome! I will have to try this in the future for my office revamp! Bookmarked for later use!

  13. Laura

    November 24, 2016 at 8:19 am

    I love this. I am so bad at making tape straight though haha!

  14. Debra @ Traveling Well For Less

    November 24, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    OMG, LOVE, LOVE this calendar. I keep thinking I want a whiteboard, but now that I’ve seen your glass calendar, goodbye white board, hello, glass calendar. Can’t wait to make this.

    1. chaykadarina@yahoo.com

      November 25, 2016 at 3:02 pm

      A white board was my original idea! But this is so much better!

  15. fashionphases

    November 24, 2016 at 3:55 pm

    Wow this is awesome! I need to make one of these. Thanks for the tutorial 🙂

  16. Rosey

    November 26, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    I like the glass calendar. It is very class looking and timeless.

  17. Anne

    December 22, 2016 at 11:49 am

    What a great idea! I love the look of this!

  18. Ola

    December 26, 2016 at 1:52 pm

    Great job! I love how you re-purposed the old picture frame. I’ve been attempting to do this same thing but have yet to get started on it. This inspires me to give it a try!

  19. Clarissa

    December 27, 2016 at 11:20 am

    This is a fabulous DIY! Love the way it turned out!

    -Clarissa @ The View From Here

  20. Leila

    January 7, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    I love love love this! I have tweeted, pinned and shared. I am hoping that helps me remember to make one!

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