This is my version of a picture I found on Pinterest. Actually I’ve combined a couple of different tutorials to make this little calendar suit me.
I love this little calendar. Each year you write down something you or your family did on one line with the date by it. Then for years you can look back every day and see what you did the previous years.
First, I made the basket using a box that use to hold…
But any box about this size will do. I just cut off the top down to a point where the index cards would be visible over it.
I then used decoupage to glue fabric strips to the box. (I love to decoupage.)
Once finished with the bottom and sides, I put a few coats of the decoupage over the top (waiting until each coat was dry) to make it secure and shiny.
Then I used a complimentary fabric on the inside using the same technique.
For the ‘Family’ tag, I used a couple of pieces of scrapbook paper in the shapes and sizes I wanted. The smaller black one I cut in the same shape as the larger one, just a little bit smaller to show the pattern as an outline. But first, I did the lettering.
To get the lettering, I placed letter stickers on the smaller piece of scrapbook paper.
Then painted over the whole smaller piece with black.
I used a couple of coats and then carefully pulled each sticker off.
To reveal the paper underneath. I just punched wholes in each side of the family tag, ran a ribbon through it and hot glued it to the box.
I cut the index cards (366 of them) to a smaller size to fit the box and make the whole look a little more ‘cute’. Then I printed 366 dates on a sheet of paper.
And used a paper cutter to cut them all out.
I then glued each date on one of the index cards. You could also use a date stamp to stamp each card as the tutorial below suggests. I didn’t have a date stamp.
The final step is to cut the month dividers out a scrapbook paper and stamp or write the month on them. I cut mine a little smaller than the index cards.
And the finished project.
Here are the two Pinterest photos that inspired me: