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Getting Organized – DIY Calendar Frame

One of my favorite parts of starting a new year is getting a new calendar. I’ve mentioned that have my personal calendar for work and one to keep track of milestones for the boys. But since my husband has a busier schedule now I decided we needed a monthly calendar in our kitchen to keep track of everything.

I found this gorgeous calendar by Sugar Paper at Target about a month ago. Apparently they were in stores for a limited time but they are still available online here.

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There was a “wall calendar” but I liked the larger size of the desk calendar. However I didn’t just want to tack it up to the wall so I made a custom frame out of molding. I’m not going to detail the process because there are a thousand tutorials online but it’s super easy – all you need is a miter box and some molding (make sure you buy more than you need because cutting the angles will take an extra 4-8 inches per piece depending on the size of your molding). Cut, glue, nail, prime then paint.

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I just attached my calendar along the top edge by stapling it to the back of the frame so that I could lift up the frame to tear off the months as they passed.

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I also wanted something for keys and mail and I found this great box from the Threshold line (buy it here). I didn’t like the white plastic because it was brighter than our trim so I just wrapped it with some kraft paper so it would match my calendar.

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So here it is all ready to be filled with our activities for the next year!

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2 Comments

  1. Pam Rhoads

    December 2, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    Do you know if they have these for 2015? I loved my 2014 one, but can’t find it online anywhere. Help!!

    1. Christiana

      December 27, 2014 at 9:03 pm

      They DID have them online and supposedly at Target stores but they never got them at my local store. I know Blue Sky sold them as well but it seems like the desk calendars are sold out. I had an out of state family member pick one up.

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