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Guest Post: DIY Desk Calendar

This week I had the pleasure of hosting my friend Anina for a guest blog post!

Anina is a freshman at NC State studying graphic design, she loves to bake, and travel!  I have known her throughout Middle School and High School, and I have loved watching her grow flourish in terms of herself, as well as her Blog and Youtube channel! Hang around until the end of the post for all of her links, and I hope you all enjoy!

DIY Desk Calendar  

What You’ll Need:

Small, wooden box

White paint

1 sheet of patterned paper


3 small C-hooks

13 White gift tags

Modge podge

Watercolors & brush



Metallic paint


First, take the lid off of your box. You won’t be needing it. Then paint your box white. If you found a box that was already white, you can skip this step. 

While waiting for your box to dry, decorate the 13 gift tags with water color. You can do this however you want, but I put a strip of color on the bottom of the tags, and then made a sort of gradient by adding more water at the top. Once the tags have dried, flip them over and do the same thing to the other side of the tags.

The set the tags aside to dry for a bit longer, and grab your box. Measure the interior of your box and then draw a corresponding rectangle on the back of your patterned paper and cut it out. Then put a layer of modge podge on the bottom of the box with a paintbrush. Then lay your paper on the bottom of the box and smooth out any wrinkles (credit cards are great for this). Then add a layer of modge podge to the top of the paper. Let that dry for about 15 minutes.

Next divide your dried tags into piles of 6, 2, and 5. The first pile will be the month, the second pile will be the day’s first digit, and then third pile will the day’s second digit. Then paint (you may also draw with a regular pen or a paint pen) the following on the tags (front/back): Jan/Feb, Mar/Apr, May/Jun, Jul/Aug, Sep/Oct, Nov/Dec, 0/1, 2/3, 1/2, 3/4, 5/6, 7/8, 9/0.

Next place three tags into your box evenly spaced. Use the tags as guides to make three marks on the ceiling of the box for your c-hooks. Then screw the c-hooks into the top of the box. You might have to pull out your big muscles for this job as it can be quite tricky.

Finally, hang your tags on the hooks and admire the beautiful calendar you just made!

Set it somewhere where you can admire it everyday and never forget what day it is! Enjoy!

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