Home-made Perpetual Calendars

The calendars may seemed a bit out of the fashion. We all have a little icon on the bottom of our computer screen, so we know what date is today. But making a nice and unique perpetual calendar as a gift, or for your own home may be really joyful time of creativity.

What you need?

~ 2” x 2” x 8’’ – cut this board into 1 1/2 “ pieces which creates the cubes you need for the top pieces.

~ 1” x 2” x 6’ – cut this board into lengths of 3”. They do have this board in 4’ lengths. Lightly sanded the edges of all the wood. With these boards you will have plenty to make several sets, one for each season, gifts for teachers, Mother’s Day, Christmas etc.

~ Scrapbook paper. Cut 12 squares into 1 1/4″ pieces.

~ Numbers/Months. Use anything possible – paint them, glue them…

~ Numbers you will need:

Block A: 0,1,2,3,7,8
Block B: 0,1,2,4,5,6 **Note: Six is interchangeable with nine

~ Paint, Mod Podge, Glue (optional)

 

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What to do:

~ Glue or Mod Podge your numbers down to the squares. You can use plain old glue sticks, made it quick and easy.
~ Paint the edges of your blocks. Your scrapbook paper will cover the bare spots on your cubes. If you feel better about painting your base block all the way, go for it.
~ Mod Podge you scrapbook squares onto the cubes. Remember: Block A: 0,1,2,3,7,8 Block B: 0,1,2,4,5,6
~ Mod Podge your months onto your base block.
~ Seal it all with a layer of Mod Podge (optional)
~ Display your super perpetual calendar!

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Depending of your skills, creativity and experience the level of yhe complexity may vary from very basic pieces to amazingly decoratively.

The other way to make a perpetual calendar is to create board with simple dates / numbers on it, that are movable. Look at some beautiful examples!

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This embroidered perpetual calendar by Sara on Etsy (below). It’s hand embroidered on natural linen and has a piece of cork in the back so that you can pin and re-pin the numbers to date the calendar.

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