Dorm DIY: Weekly Dry Erase Calendar

Dorm DIY Dry Erase Calendar Kayla Blogs

A few weeks ago, I was browsing Pinterest looking for some DIY projects for my apartment and I came across this post. Immediately I thought, I must do this. So cute and simple, but will totally help me stay on top of my assignments and to-do’s! After a trip to Michael’s Crafts, I left without a good picture frame to use for the project. The frames I found were either too big, too small, or too expensive. Womp. Fast forward about a week, and I returned to Michael’s and what do ya know! They were having a sale on the exact size and color picture frames I wanted. 2 frames for only $4! Such a steal and PERFECT for this project! So, I gathered up the rest of the supplies I needed and I left Michael’s with 2 white picture frames (11×14), 8 sheets of coordinating scrapbook paper, and some other supplies needed for another project (here!).

My friend Sarah who blogs at Laughs, Crafts & Photographs came over to help me with this project. She wrote up her own amazingly perfect step-by-step tutorial with high-quality pictures that you can find HERE. We had a lot of fun listening to music, chatting, and crafting!

What You Need

2 coordinating picture frames (mine were 11×14) and scrapbook paper. You can use a different scrapbook page for each day of the week or alternate between two designs. I also used modge podge for this project, but I think tape would work just as well!

How To

First, I took the backing off of the frame and decided to modge podge the scrapbook paper right onto it. I wasn’t planning on using these frames for any other purpose, and it seemed easiest because that way I would know exactly how to cut the paper to fit inside the frame.
Dry Erase Calendar
Next I cut 8 2″ strips, one of each pattern. I used one strip per day of the week, and one at the top for labeling “This Week” or “Next Week”.
DIY Dry Erase Calendar
DIY Dry Erase Calendar
After the modge podge dried, I wrote in permanent marker the days of the week and left blanks below so I could write with dry erase marker the dates.
DIY This Week/Next Week Dry Erase Boards

It was super easy and I think it turned out pretty well, don’t you? I can’t wait to hang these up in my apartment!

All photos © S. Canning Photography 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Very nice

  • This is a really cute DIY and it is so helpful I think I might end up doing it myself!

    – Ellie Xx

    @thatweirdoellie

    • Hi Ellie, thanks for taking the time to comment :)

      I hope you decide to make this calendar!! Make sure you send me a picture of the finished product!!

  • This is so cute! I made a DIY dry erase with ombre paint chips (paint color testers? I’m not actually sure what the word for those are…) and it’s so easy. I think this is a perfect customizable craft!!

    xo
    Sami
    http://www.theclassicbrunette.com

  • Love this! A great cost effective way to decorate my new space!!
    -Olivia
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