Dry-Erase Glass Calendar

This dry erase calendar is one of the most popular projects I’ve ever shared on Somewhat Simple!

MATERIALS: All you need is a glass frame, a sharpie marker, a ruler and vinyl stickers if you have them. (If you dont have them, just write the labels yourself with the marker.)

Here is the frame I chose:


(My sister actually got it years ago at IKEA in the as-is section for $1.99- I don’t know what it was supposed to be for, but it sure fits perfect for this calendar of mine!)

DIRECTIONS: First, I painted the frame red and then distressed it by sanding the edges.

Then I flipped the frame over to the backside, got my free ruler from the grocery store and my trusty Sharpie marker and went to work drawing lines!

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!!! PLEASE NOTE: 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.

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.)

Lastly, I added some hardware to the back so it will hang on the wall, like so:

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!

Here are some more pictures of one I made using a $5 Ikea frame.

The frame was the perfect size, but watch out, the permanent marker is not as easy to rub off of the plexiglass!

 Feel free to pin this image:

Dry Erase Glass Calendar

About Stephanie

Wife, mom of 5, preschool teacher, and creator of Somewhat Simple, Stephanie has a passion to create and inspire. She is an Orange County transplant who is now enjoying life in Phoenix, AZ. She enjoys traveling, shopping, organizing, cooking and creating simple projects for her home and family.


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  2. Do you post overseas and what would shipping cost please?
    Just love this idea!!

  3. michelle says:

    Hi Steph. where can i get those cut out words? this is so cool. i want to do it!!



  4. Angela Massey says:
  5. Elizabeth Hooker says:

    Like many others before me I would love to buy the vinyl letters! Do you have any available? Thanks I just love your idea.

  6. Tanya Fritz says:

    I had a question about your vinyl lettering. I love your window calendar and I am working on my own version. I was wondering if I could order a set, but request a few changes…

    I would like to replace Goals with Responsibilities
    I would like to replace Grocery List with Let’s Focus on
    I would like to replace Notes with Quote of the Week
    I would like to replace Don’t Forget with Dinner (slightly smaller if possible)

    Is this something you would be interested/able to do? If so could you give me a quote? Thank you!

  7. Where do you get the glass from? and cut to your specifications? Thank you, I have been wanting to do this for a very long time.

  8. What is the size of the glass/plexiglass in the frame you are using? It looks pretty big. Just wondering. Thanks!

  9. Jenn Williamson says:

    Hi, I’d love to order a set of the vinyl letters! Can you email me with ordering info? Thanks!

  10. Roberta Campbell says:


    I would live to make this. Can you email me how to purchase a set of the vinyl letters?

  11. Hi! I really love this idea and I tried to look up a website to make the vinyl lettering but I couldnt find any that looked nice enough. Can you please email me about how to purchase the vinyl letters?

  12. I would love to purchase the vinyl lettering. Ease let me know how

  13. Kim barret says:

    Love re-purposing a fame in this manner. Make task making fun for everyone.

  14. I would also love for you to send me the information on the lettering if you still have it available!! I was also wondering if I could share a link to this page on my blog when I make my calendar?
    Thanks so much for taking time to answer all of us!!!!

  15. Meniesa says:

    If the lettering is still available I would be interested too! Thank you!

  16. Hello! I would love to make this calendar for my family. Thanks for the great idea! If you are still selling the letting I am very interested in buying some. Thanks again!

  17. Christy Brown says:

    I would like to buy the vinyl lettering from you too.

  18. How can I order the lettering just how you have it?

  19. Digging the calendar and its prefect for our family. Just like everyone else, how can I get my hands on the lettering? Even better if you sell the calendar as a whole I would sooo buy it! Thanks!

  20. Been looking for a dry erase calendar since beginning of this year. LOVE this one! So talented!Just wondering if you’re selling vinyl letters or selling calendars as a whole? Please let me know! Thanks so much!

  21. Hi, really love this idea and would like to make one for our chaotic family with the hope this will help our overall organization! Is there a possibility of purchasing the lettering? If there is would really like to purchase! Please let me know…thanks ;)

  22. Margrét Sigurpálsdóttir says:

    Hi! Such a wonderful idea, I have already started making my own frame! Can you tell me where I can purchase vinyl stickers like these? I have tried finding sone online but none are as pretty as the ones you had :)


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