Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Tutorial Tuesday: Cookie Sheet Calendar

One of my friends got a cookie sheet calendar from her friend for Christmas. I saw it and immediately knew that I wanted to make one! They are just so cute!! It took a little bit of time, but it is really easy to make.

Here is how I made mine
1) I picked out the colors, I of course went with the colors of my living room. All of these papers are double sided, so I could have a large variety of designs


2) I used a 10 in x 15 in cookie sheet and sprayed painted it blue
3) I made the days of the week strip. I cut a strip 1/2in x 11 in and stamped the words on it (you could easily use your computer for this)

4) I made the 12 months. I cut 12 pieces of paper 2 3/8 in x 9 inches and then stamped the dates. Just for fun, I alternated the colors of the months and each month has only one brown letter. I have seen people use their Cricut of the months. I seriously need one of those!

5) Out of the decorative paper, I cut out 35 or 36 squares 1 3/8in x 1 3/8in and then stamped numbers on them.

6) Using the same color that I used for the months, I cut several 1 3/8in x 1 3/8in for the holidays.
I did one for each one of our birthdays, Valentine's Day, Easter, St. Patricks Day, New Year's, Christmas, Halloween, Thanksgiving, First Day of School, and 4th of July (I need to make one for anniversary....)



7) I put magnets on all of the pieces
8) I cut an envelope and put magnets on it for the back of the cookie sheet to hold the months and holidays

9) I inked all the edges and then put all of the pieces on the cookie sheet



10) My husband drilled holes (I'm not allowed to use the drill, I banned myself :D) and I put twine and ribbon on to put it on the wall

I had a couple of friends come over and make some with me, and this is the other one that I made. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it. Not quite sure why October is the month on there....

** I had an idea of making little magnets that say things like "Doctor" so that you can put them on the square to remind you of appointments, but I just haven't done it yet.

27 comments:

Summer said...

So cute! I love the stamps you used for the months!

Lesley said...

Repurposing cookie sheets and cake pans seems to be a trend I have missed and would never think to consider. Washer necklaces are popular too. It is amazing what people come up with. Where does that kind of creative inspiration come from? You could do endless variations with paper and washers.
I hope you explore that some more.
I think you are onto something big!
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Kelly @ Make It Sparkly Mama said...

Very cute! It looks great!

Danielle said...

Awesome craft! Very cute and creative :)

Heather@ My Frugal Family said...

Both of them turned out really good- this is SO going on that big old list of "things to do".

Thank you so much for linking up with the Talented Tuesday link party at My Frugal Family, which is hosted every Tuesday. Please feel free to stop back in every week and post your newest projects!

The Harris Family said...

Very cute! I've been wanting to make one so I'm so excited you posted a tutorial. Looks great.

-Crystal

Misty said...

Cute!!

Grace @ Ruby Moon Designs said...

Totally cute! What a great idea, thanks so much for sharing!

Blessings, Grace

Kelley said...

VEry cute.... the wheels in my head are spinning.. thank you for sharing.

Kimbo West said...

I posted your cute washer necklace on my blog...Gave you all the credit. I love the way it turned out! Thanks so much

oh and this calendar is adorable.

Playful Professional said...

I definitely know what you could do with it. My office cube is extremely bare and would love to have this calendar hanging in it :) Or my apt...but at work I could brag about my wonderful aunt that made it :)

Mother Huddle said...

Oh my that is cute, I think little magnets with doctor...date night...mom runs away for the night...would be perfect!

Lei said...

i love this idea!

theteo5 said...

I love this idea! So cutE!

Kori said...

How fun! Eleni would love to play with that, and Nash would love to eat it!

Lanie Ree said...

This is very cute! I especially love the "doctor" magnet idea.

Thank you for linking up to A Little Craft Therapy with Life in the Pitts!

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

What a simple, yet so useful project... love that you can customize it to your own style. Thank you for sharing it at the POPP.

Lori said...

What a way to recycle... This is wonderful

Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thurs. Please join me again next week for another great party.
Lori

Krissy said...

oooooo, I like that!

Fanchy said...

Oh - I so love this! I'm adding this to my to do/to copy list! You are so creative. Thanks for sharing.

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

Such a great idea! I love that you can personalize it to match your decor.

Thanks for linking up to Make it Yours day!

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

I love this!!! Thanks for sharing!

Sheri said...

Very cute! Thanks for linking up to me!

Diane {createdbydiane.blogspot.com} said...

cute idea!

The DIY Show Off said...

So cute! Thanks for adding your creativity to the DIY Project Parade! :)

Roeshel

jenjen said...

Darling project. It turned out so cute. I love it!

Thanks for linking it up to my party!!!

XOXO
Jen

Christy said...

That's precious! As a teacher...pulling all the staples out of the cork boards at the end of each month! I'm definitely going to make one of these!