No matter how organized you and your family are, a centralized command center can help you never miss an appointment, birthday, or holiday ever again. Create an eye-catching calendar as the centerpiece of your organization station, and help your family stay sorted—even during the busiest seasons. These do-it-yourself options utilize everything from acrylic to chalkboard paint for an update-able and fully personalized home calendar.
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Dry Erase Calendar
Keep things simple and use a large glass picture frame as the base for this clean and modern wall calendar. Use a straightedge to make a simple grid, and change out the month and days using colorful dry erase markers every 30 days.
Pro-tip: Source a big frame from a secondhand store and paint the wood to match your interior and keep this project super budget-friendly.
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DIY Chalkboard Calendar
Get the kids involved with keeping the family organized with a fun, do-it-yourself, chalkboard calendar. You can definitely paint a patch of wall using chalkboard paint, but instead, source and paint a thin bit of scrap wood so you can change the calendar’s position on a whim. Keep a cup of colorful chalk nearby to make sure your calendar as updated as possible.
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Glitter Acrylic Calendar
Add a bit of sparkle to your workspace or kitchen counter with this festive DIY. Brass hardware coordinates well with most decor finishes, and metallic stenciled letters give this craft a professional finish. An acrylic square base lets you add the numerical dates in with dry erase marker, and then erase and adjust for the next month.
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Watercolor Perpetual Calendar
Brighten your desk with a watercolor block calendar that changes daily, becoming a dynamic piece of interactive artwork. This smart design utilizes each face of the cube so that all the months and days are accounted for, just print and decoupage onto plain wooden cubes.Continue to 5 of 15 below.
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DIY Desk Calendar
Enjoy a satisfying “swack” as you flip a tin circle to change the date on this rustic desktop calendar. Challenge yourself and use all recycled materials to create this interesting piece; it can be done pretty easily by scouring a woodshop, craft studio, or friends’ recycling bins.
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Acrylic Wall Calendar
Go big or go home with this DIY acrylic wall calendar. You can order most sizes and colors of acrylic online, so grab a hue and size that works with your home’s decor. Add grid lines using painter’s tape and customize to your desire.
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Magnetic Whiteboard Calendar
Adhere self-sticking whiteboard sheets to a magnetic base to create your own dry erase and magnetic wall calendar. Up the ante by designing your own set of magnets (think: birthday, school holiday, or Taco Tuesday images) for monthly use. This is a great option to encourage kids to practice scheduling and organizing. They’ll love moving colorful magnets around a big board.
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This truly creative idea from Tabitha Blue is the perfect centerpiece for your family’s command center, and it’s fully customizable to match your home. Set this calendar up in the entryway, and incorporate changing the date into your daily morning routine to help little ones learn their numbers and days of the week.Continue to 9 of 15 below.
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DIY Photo Desk Calendar
Display your favorite photos in a fun, creative way with this clever little desk calendar. A teeny hole punch makes this craft come together much more easily, and sweet details like brass nails really add to the overall polish of the piece. Consider using photos of special memories from each month of the year to make this an even more personal project.
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Add a few pops of color to your desktop (at home or at the office) by creating a patterned clipboard calendar. Adjust the size of these printable templates to suit your needs, then pop them on to decoupaged wooden blocks. These look fab in clusters of three, so make a whole group of coordinating blocks while you’re at it.
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Ombre Desk Calendar
Repurpose plain white gift tags into subtly colorful flip calendar pieces with a little sponge painting and metallic transfer letters. Feeling brave? Freehand your months and days using a permanent paint pen and skip the headache of transfers altogether.
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Hanging Perpetual Calendar
Grab a cute wooden hanger to skip some steps in this calendar tutorial, then just print and strategically hang each printable piece. Shift the colors to match a kid's room and this calendar doubles as a cute homemade piece of artwork.Continue to 13 of 15 below.
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Easy Washi Tape Calendar
A perfect option for renters, this wall calendar is made completely of ligh adhesive products, so it’s semi-permanent, fully re-designable, and can come down without a trace. Coordinate your washi tape to your Post-It notes for a cohesive feel, and keep some fun pens nearby to keep your calendar fully and completely updated.
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Wall Calendar Stand
Shift the look of your calendar with your mood (or the month) by simply switching for a new printable piece of cardstock. The easily DIYed stand stays on the wall permanently for a simple polished focal point to your home office. Leave the wooden dowels unfinished for a fresh, crafted vibe.
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Paint Chip Calendar
Bring a little colorful cheeriness to your day-to-day with a rainbow wall calendar made of free paint swatches. Source paint chips from a hardware store, and don’t hesitate to pull different shapes and brands—you can trim them to look unified later. Hang each swatch behind the glass of a photo frame, then you can change the month and days with a dry erase marker.