Another Post???

Wow!  Posting two days in a row!  Shocking!  Haha! 

I have a project I did last week that I have been dying to show you!!  I bought a DCWV chalkboard paper stack a while back, and like a lot of others, wasn’t sure what to do with it once I got it home!  Erin, on the DCWV blog recently searched Pinterest and found lots of cute projects using chalkboard paper, and posted them.  (Unfortunately, once it was on her blog, I couldn’t tell where the actual picture came from that inspired me, so I’m sorry I can’t give credit where credit is due.)  One of the pics gave me the idea for this:

It’s a chalkboard paper wall calendar!!

You can see my Cricut sitting on the desk next to the calendar to give you a sense of the size.  The blue paper has a sheen to it, so I couldn’t get any pics without the shine…sorry!

Here’s a pic once I got the numbers written on.

I added another piece of paper at the top to be able to write in the name of the month.

Here’s a closeup of the papers fitted together.

I used white vinyl (Contact paper actually) and the Cricut Designer’s Calendar cartridge to cut out the days of the week.  Each square for each day is 6×6 inches, so the whole calendar measures 2 1/2 feet by 3 1/2 feet.  I got some Uchida Bistro Chalk Markers to write with, since they write finer lines than a piece of chalk and hold up longer.  When I’m ready to change everything to the next month, I just have to wipe the marks off with a damp cloth, and I’m ready to go!


I hope you like it!  I’m going to go post it to Pinterest now!!

Amy England

Creator of the Scrap This Save That blog and Youtube channel and curator of a ridiculous amount of paper crafting supplies!

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6 Comments

  1. Jovan says:

    This is so AWESOME…what a great idea! Looks great in your room!

  2. scrappymo! says:

    What a great idea…it looks good in your room. Your numbering is just great.

  3. CRAZY4 CHRIST says:

    This is so cool!! I will have to check if i am following you on pinterest?!?!?
    Kristan

  4. Princess Judy Palmer says:

    I saw the chalk paper on the DCWV blog and thought…. and what does one do with that?! Like you said, lots of fun examples were shown. I really like what you've done. I lack the wall space for anything period but if I had it I just might do something similar.

  5. Shy says:

    Great job! It looks like you left plenty of space to write too. The thing I dislike about calendars is trying to write in such tiny squares.

  6. Hi, I am Karen Driscoll says:

    Amy This is great! I have never seen this paper. Can you write with the chalk markers on all the squares? I am going to have to go check out this paper! Thanks for sharing! Karen♄

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