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DIY Watercolor Desk Calendar

What better way to start the new year than by making a calendar to keep on your office desk? I'm constantly looking around to figure out what day of the week it is, so I'm 100% in for having this small kind of organization in my life. Also, this is super customizable. I think adding some gold embellishment on the wood would be super cute.


-Craft Wood (in the wood working section at most craft stores)

-White Spray Paint

-Gold Hooks

-Sand Paper

-Hole Punch

-Watercolor Paint

-Watercolor Paper

-Xacto Knife

-Cutting Pad


-Glue Gun & Glue

-Permanent Pen

Step 01:

Cut your craft wood down to size with your xacto knife, cutting pad, & ruler, (measuring 8.5" x 1.5" & 8.5" x 5") & then sand down the rough edges.

Step 02:

Spray Paint both wood pieces, front & back

Step 03:

Cut out 6 thin & 6 thick cards out of your watercolor paper. (Measuring 2.5" x 4" & 4.5" x 4") The smaller cards will be the months & the large cards will be the corresponding days of the calendar days. Make 1 hole with holepunch at the top-center of one of the smaller cards & 2 holes on each side of one of the calendar days cards. Lay the 2 cards down on the large piece of wood, mark with a pen in the center of each of the 3 holes. Insert the 3 hooks into the marks.

Step 04:

Using a hot glue gun, glue the 2 pieces of woof perpendicular to one another with hot glue.

Step 05:

Write out the days of the year & the month names on all of the cards. Use front & back of each card with January & February on the same card, March & April, so on & so forth. (Using the grid on the cutting pad as a guide is helpful to the numbers in a straight light.)

Step 06:

Use the 2 cards you have already punched holes in as a guide to punch holes in the rest of the cards so all of the holes are in the same place on all the cards.

Step 07:

Use watercolor paint to paint over the names of each month and the days of the week on the cards.Let dry, hang, & enjoy!



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