Perpetual Flip Calendar DIY

Perpetual Flip Calendar DIY

Crafting Time:
  • 3-5 Hours
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: A Beautiful Mess® and Canon USA®
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Additional Information



  • Wooden tabletop sign
  • Small brass cup hooks
  • Glitter card stock
  • Glue
  • 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


  1. 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).
  2. Print 12 different photos to the month tag dimensions and either use Photoshop or letter stickers to add the month to each photo.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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). 
  7. Hang the numbers and months in the appropriate order, and you’re ready to display the date.