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With 2011 just two short days away, we thought we’d teach you how to make a calendar to keep track of all your important photo dates next year.
Of course, we couldn’t just make any photo calendar!
We had to make the best photo calendar EVER.
We’re going to show you how to make a sweet, sticky (think magnets, not honey) photo calendar that you can use and re-use all year long to keep track of your tasks, photo shoots, play dates, and everything else!
Want to know how? Read on!
So, what’s so ultimate about it?
Plus, it’s magnetic, so it looks great on your fridge, magnet board, or any other magnetic surface you have!
What you’ll need:
Step 1: Prepare the pockets
Seal your envelopes shut, with nothing inside. Using your scissors, cut each envelope in half to make a pocket.
We used coin envelopes (available at any office supply store) to make ours, because they are small and sturdy. You could use any type of envelope you choose, or even recycle envelopes you get in the mail.
Step 2: Attach your photos
Cut your photos down until they are just a bit bigger than the envelope pockets you made in step one.
Then, using your glue stick or tape, attach each photo to it’s own envelope pocket.
Once your photos are attached, use your scissors to trim the photos around the edges of each envelope.
Repeat until you’ve got at least 31 photo pockets. (38 if you want to include labels for days of the week.)
Step 3: Decorate & Date
Lay your photo pockets out in rows of seven. Mix & match the photos until you find a layout you like.
Next, date the pockets with the numbers 1-31. We used a label maker, but you can easily do this by taping strips of paper to each photo pocket, writing on tape, writing directly on your photos, using numbered stickers, or any way you choose.
Step 4: Magnetize it!
Attach two strips to the back of each pocket to make sure there’s enough magnet power to hold your pocket strong all year long.
Step 5: It’s in the cards
You’ll be putting these inside of each photo pocket during the month, so first make sure they fit inside the pockets.
You might have to cut your cards to fit. We cut our index cards in half and they fit inside of a coin envelope perfectly.
Step 6: Ta-Da!
Arrange the photo pockets in order on your fridge, magnet board, or any other magnetic surface. Ta-da! You’re done!
Have something planned and want to write it on your calendar? Just write it on a card and slip it in the photo pocket for that day.
Now you have a card with your daily to-do’s that you can take with you anywhere! (No need to lug around a big planner with more than just one day’s list at a time.)
Rinse and repeat every time you meet a new month.
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Published on December 30, 2010 — See more DIY
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