Prepare for 2014 with a DIY Chalkboard Calendar

Prepare for 2014 with a DIY Chalkboard Calendar

DIY_Calendar_1With the New Year fast approaching, there is no better time to get your ducks all in a row for 2014. Starting the New Year off on the right foot will help you keep your family organized (at least for a little while). This week’s DIY will help you do just that, plus it’s also super easy and completely customizable. In true Honest fashion, feel free to work with you have on hand and make it all your own!

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  • Picture frame of your choice (20” x 30”)
  • Chalkboard paper
  • Chalk
  • Twine
  • Mini clothespins
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors


  1. Cut materials down to size. Depending on the size of your frame, cut the twine so that it will lay taut but leave about ½ inch leeway on either side to secure to the frame. You will need 6 total. I divided the paper into 3” x 3” cards (a sticky note makes a perfectly sized stencil!) but this can be customized as well. Cut yourself about 35 or so pieces, that way you have enough for a whole month and some to spare.

  2. Take your frame apart and hot glue each end of the twine pieces to the inner edge of your frame. Once the glue dries, replace the glass and back.

  3. Use chalk to add the date to each square piece of cardstock, and add any important events.

  4. Evenly space seven squares on each row of twine and secure with a miniature clothespin. Do this 5 times to build your entire month.

  5. Add a larger rectangle of paper to the first piece of twine as this will be left to label the month.

  6. Use your calendar from month to month with ease! Try different colors of chalkboard paper for special days. If you have small children in the house you can also label your clothespins with the days of the week to help the little ones learn.

* Clean chalkboard pieces with a damp rag or an Honest wipe.


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