Learn to build this easy wood calendar holder using wood, frames and a hinge clip. Kick it up a notch Make your loved one a custom photo calendar and become the favorite gift giver in the family! 😉
We’ve shared that we have a LARGE family so when it comes time to gift something to our parents on a special occasion (birthday, anniversary, Christmas or etc.,), we’ve got to step it up! We’ve got 8 additional siblings as competition, after all, LOL!! In all reality, our parents are really blessed and, being t well into their 70’s, they each have everything they want or need so they’ve become harder to shop for! Hence, our Wood Calendar Holder was born! 😉
We’ve been in the sign making business for over 10 years now and can attest that a custom, handmade gift will ALWAYS win the hearts of the giftee! Whether it’s a sign with their last name or a quote that means something personal to them, custom is a popular choice. Um, so are handmade gifts! Look at what else you can create:
- Framed Canvas (turn a boring canvas into a custom piece in just minutes!)
- Simple Turnbuckle Shelves
- Embroidery Hoop Spheres
- DIY Photo Text Pillow
- Easy Acrylic Wood Scroll
Anywayssss! Customizing a calendar takes a few minutes as long as you’ve got 12 pictures on hand and a little creativity. Let’s take that photo calendar to the next level with this darling wood calendar holder.
Supplies to Make a Wood Calendar Holder
Grab the following supplies and let’s get to work!
How to Make a Wood Calendar Holder
Our calendar frame is 12″ x 24″ to give you an idea of sizing. Our photo calendar is 8.5″ x 11″. Since we were recycling a sign we already had on hand, there was a little gap at the bottom which we thought was cute to further customize the frame. My talented daughter wrote “memories” but a fun little quote would be a sweet touch. So many ways to customize this whole project!
- Build wood frame. (Again, here is the tutorial for our chalkboard frame shown.)
- Stain edges of frame.
- Paint inside wood with chalkboard paint, (black acrylic paint also works.)
- Season black board with chalk, (rub chalk vertically then horizontally across the entire board, then gently erase with dry paper towel, or soft rag.)
- Screw hinge clip into upper center of your board using screwdriver.
- Clip calendar to board, (we made our custom calendar at VistaPrint but any calendar works, too!)
- Write “memories” or other phrase/saying with chalk onto chalkboard.
- Hang from wall or prop up to display. Enjoy!
Of course this clip could also hold a family picture, recipe, or even wreath! The possibilities of what you can display with a simple frame + clip are as endless as your creativity, really! 😉
We’re thrilled to be part of a fantastic group of bloggers who are also sharing their DIY Gift Ideas for the holidays with you (many with free printable tags)! Hop around below to see what other handmade gifts you can recreate this season! 🙂
DIY Simmering Potpourri at The Happy Housie
Scandi Style Printable Gift Tags at Tatertots & Jello
Wooden Calendar Holder at Lolly Jane
Peppermint Hot Chocolate at A Pretty Life
Makeup Gift Bag at Inspiration for Moms
Rudolph the Red Toes Reindeer Gift Tags at Tauni Everett
Hot Chocolate Gift Ornament at Clean and Scentsible
Chili and Garlic Olive Oil Holiday Gift at Satori Design for Living
Daiso Hot Chocolate Gift at Paint Me Pink
Gingerbread Slime Recipe with Printable Gift Tags at All Things With Purpose
Farmhouse Kitchen Wrap Free Printable at Hallstrom Home
Potted Paper Whites with Printable Gift Tags at Sincerely, Marie Designs
Printable Christmas Wine Gift Tags at The Heathered Nest
Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix with a Gift Tag at Happy Happy Nester