Thursday, January 5, 2012

Day after Day, Year after Year

I decided to make a calendar for one of my first projects of the New Year. By using the wood block R-T-D calendar, I can use this year after year.

The calendar set comes like this.

These are the separate pieces.

The hardest thing was deciding on a color, so I just went and painted it black.

Next, I covered the pieces with washi paper using Meriken double stick tape. I left a tiny border around the all of edges.

For the months, I decide to use theses stickers which made it really fast and easy. I just trimmed them down a bit to fit the pieces. A month sticker goes on all four sides of the three pieces.

For the days of the month, I used these foam Thickers. I thought they matched the font on the month stickers.On one cube , I have 1 - 6. On the other cube it's 7 - 9, 0, 1 and 2. That covers all of the days of any month.

It was a really fast project! The cool thing is the Meriken double stick tape and the wood calendar set (along with other wood) are on sale for the whole month of January at the Ben Franklin Crafts stores. I know I need to go back and get some more calendars so I can give them away,plus I need to stock up on tape!

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you're enjoying the New Year! Happy Crafting!


  1. Great idea Joy!! I will need to go get some wood blocks & try to make these. Love it! Happy New Year!

  2. Awesome project! Thanks for sharing :D

  3. I Joy this is so super cute, great for any craft office desk or even on a work desk... Great inspiration - too good you to think of this......Did you spray this with spray can black?

  4. This is an attractive project and useful too! I particularly like how easily it can be crafted. Your calendar is a great way to start creating in the new year. Thanks!

  5. WOWEE ... I really LOVE this idea! Hope you don't mind if I jack it ... thanks Joy!

  6. This is an awesome do-it-in-a-day project! A perpetual calendar can be given as a gift any time of year. Love it! Did you acrylic brush paint or spray paint?

  7. wow! this came out really really nice. what a super project and it would make a wonderful gift as well. love it!

  8. What a cute project! Where did you get the wood block set?

    1. Hi Kim! We sell them in our Ben Franklin Carfts stores here in Hawaii. They are available at other stores across the nation that are affiliated with Sierra Pacific Crafts. On the East Coast, there's some stores in Virginia. But if you want one, email me at

      Happy Crafting!


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