Perpetual Flip Calendar DIY
SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
- Wooden tabletop sign
- Small brass cup hooks
- Glitter card stock
- Blank gift tags (encouraged to use slightly larger tags for the month, and smaller for the date numbers)
- Large number stickers
- Small hole punch
- Canon PIXMA iP8720 Crafting Printer
- Take your gift tags and trim them shorter (if needed) to fit proportionally onto your calendar backing (you need one for the month and two for the date).
- Print 12 different photos to the month tag dimensions and either use Photoshop or letter stickers to add the month to each photo.
- Cut out the photo and glue the photo onto the gift tag. Trim the edges that hang over and punch a hole where the hole should be. Repeat the process with the next month in succession and glue it to the back of the tag you just made so it’s double-sided. Repeat with all of the month photos.
- Use the number stickers to make a tag for the numbers 0-3 for the first slot, and 0-9 for the second slot. To cut down on the volume of hanging tags per hook, make the tags double-sided with “0” on one side, and “1” on the other side, etc., until you have all the numbers needed.
- Paint or stain the bottom and sides of your tabletop sign. Cut a piece of glitter paper the size of the back sign, and glue the paper in place.
- Place the month and two date tag cards onto the back of the sign, and mark where you want the cup hangers to be installed with a marker. Screw the cup hooks onto the marked spots (you can predrill with a small drill bit if you have trouble screwing them in by hand).
- Hang the numbers and months in the appropriate order, and you’re ready to display the date.