Looking for a way to get your family a bit more organized? This dry erase calendar is one of the most popular projects we’ve shared on Somewhat Simple!
- Glass frame
- Sharpie marker
- Vinyl stickers if you have them (If you dont have them, just write the labels yourself with the marker.)
- Flip the glass to the backside and begin measuring and drawing lines. It is important to draw the lines on the back of the glass so you don’t have to worry about the lines coming off the more you use this calendar. I was worried about this part, wondering if one slip of my hand would make a line not straight and ruin the entire glass, but I was pleasantly surprised at how easy the marker comes off with a little Windex and paper towel. I changed my mind on the spacing of each area and had to erase that “permanent marker” several times!!!
- After the lines were drawn, I applied my vinyl stickers, also to the backside of the glass. (If you are cutting your vinyl, you will need to cut it backwards so it looks right from the front.)
When all of that is done, your calendar is finished! Simply use a dry erase marker to write and rewrite your family’s happenings!
One cute variation I saw was done on a 12×12 frame so you can change the background of you calendar with scrapbook paper to match the seasons of the year! This idea is a lot of fun, so make one and get creative with it!
IKEA has the frame I used for this tutorial for only $5, but it has plexiglass instead of regular glass, so watch out, the permanent marker is not as easy to rub off of the plexiglass!
This post originally published on Somewhat Simple in December 2009