Friday, September 2, 2011

Back to School Calendar

Well, it took me almost a week to get it done, but I finally finished the school calendar I made for my daughter, Krissi. She works for the school district and I thought it would be cute on her desk.



It's made out of a photo frame, sheet metal, and paint chips.




I got this in the dollar aisle at Target to give to Triniti who's in first grade this year. The more I looked at it, I knew Krissi needed one, too.


 

I started out with the paint chips and cut all the patterns out of them. I cut them out two at a time because I needed them to be double sided.




I put magnets inside of them before I glued them together. I made sure the magnets would be side by side after they were glued.


 

Glue the pieces together and add your stickers.




I Gorilla Glued the sheet metal to the glass of the frame. Yes, I used pieces, but in the end, it didn't matter.




I mod-podged paper to the metal and put it in a frame I painted white.




I painted a Spam can with chalkboard paint to hold the extra pieces. I should mention that all the magnets are two sided. The Wed has Thurs on the back and the same with the months and numbers.  I do think it turned out cute, but I've got to tell you, if I had known how long it was going to take, I probably would have gone back to the $1.00 aisle!

I'll be linking to these fabulous parties this week.

35 comments:

NotaSupermom said...

So much nicer than something made in China for a quarter. That's really something to treasure.

Nice to meet you. I'm following from the blog hop.

Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

very nice, I like it a lot. It looks easy enough to make.I can see why it would take a while to make since you have to do all that cutting.

Terry said...

Oh it turned out great. I had to laugh at your Spam container, turned chalk holder. lol

Shoregirl said...

Simple ADORABLE!!!

Cranberry Morning said...

Just for your information, yours looks WAY CUTER!! I love this. :-)

Oriana from Mommyhood's Diary said...

Hello! First time I visit your blog ... I am your newest followers from Blog-Hop! .You are very creative.I hope you get some time to stop by my blog and follow me back.
I look forward to know you better through your blog ... Have great weekend!

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Rissa @ Hazel and Honeysuckle said...

Yours is adorable! Lovely work :D It's always nicer to have something hand crafted ^_^ xx

Emilee said...

Hey there! Following from the Say Hi Sunday hop! I love this project looks so nice I'm sure any teacher would love it... heck I'd love it! looks great!

http://mommamadeit.blogspot.com/

The Betty Project said...

lol i love this! Both adorable and certainly something older kids can even help you with. Hand crafted is always better if you ask me ^_^

Kathy said...

How creative, I love this!! I bet this was a blast to put together.

Kathy
http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com/

Tutus & Tea Parties said...

Love this idea! Found you over at Inspire Me Mondays. :)

glamourpuss said...

Awe this is so cute! I bet her students will love it!! :)

Ashley said...

so dang cute!!! :)

Rosario said...

I have the same calendar from Target. I love the one you did for your daughter. You can see what I did with mine check out my post. Command Center, shared at a bowl full of Lemons.

Michelle said...

This is adorable!

Janelle said...

This is just so pretty! I think the technique will work well for a desk calendar too.

Thanks for linking to the Creating Success Around the World Blog hop!

I'm also hosting a giveaway on my blog for a My Memories Suite digital scrapbooking software. You might be interested:

http://ofpinksandfairytales.blogspot.com/2011/09/giveaway-my-memories-suite.html

Kim said...

What a smart idea!

Tara said...

That is so cute and would make great teacher gifts.

I'd love to have you share this and any other of your amazing posts over at my linky party Create and Share. It posts every Wednesday. We open the party Tuesday evening at 8 pm for those who like to link up early. Hope you stop by...and follow too! ;-)
http://thetrendytreehouse.blogspot.com/2011/09/create-and-share-features-too.html

Tara @Trendy Treehouse
http://thetrendytreehouse.blogspot.com

bailey k. said...

so stinkin cute! and such a great idea.

i would love for you to come link up this or any other project at my creativity party going on right now!

letbirdzfly.blogspot.com

thanks so much for sharing!

Jenny @ Embellishing Life said...

Great job on this! It turned out looking great :) (I bought that one from the dollar section of Target, too!)

Celeste said...

Oh wow I absoutely love this...

Sassy Sites! said...

VERY cute!! I love the glue! :)Thanks so much for linking up to Sassy Sites for our FFA party! Have a FABulous Friday!!

XOXO!!
Marni

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

What a cute idea. I'm sure your daughter will treasure it. Thanks for sharing at this week's BFF Open House!

Nicole Mariana said...

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Tonia @ TheGunnySack.com said...

Very cute! I'm sure your daughter loves it! Thanks for linking up this week!

Hadar said...

So very cute! I love how you used paint chips!! I think I might make it on a corkboard so I can cut out the magnet and metal board step! Great job!!

Hadar
Miss Kindergarten

AmieAnn said...

Awesome! Love the playground paper you chose.. looks like a cute chalkboard background.. simply amazing! Thank so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party.. can't wait to see what you share next!

Jamie said...

Adorable! I used to be a teacher - I would have loved something like this!

Please feel free to link up your teacher calendar to my Make Yourself Monday Blog Hop!

Jamie
For Love of Cupcakes

Mrs Minton makes... said...

Fab designs!

Karen @ It's the Suburbs or Bust- Yo! said...

love this idea- pinning it!

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

Well I know it took a lot longer to make than a the one from the dollar section but I know it's going to be worth a lot more to your daughter. I used to teach too, and know she's going to think of you every time she sees it in her room.

Candace @ Candace Creations said...

This is so cute and adorable! Love that you used the paint chips!

Candace @ Candace Creations said...

ps- come link up to scrappy saturdays again this weekend :)

To Sew With Love said...

you are so creative, Terri. I am sure your daughter loved this gift! We are featuring it on the blog today.

Have a lovely weekend.


hugs,
Lelanie

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