DIY Glass Calendar
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.
- Picture frame
- Chart tape (color of your choice)
- Spray paint (optional)
- Expo maker
- Alphabet Stickers (small & large)
- Ruler (LONGEST you got)
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.
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.
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.