I know you have heard it before, but Necessity is the Mother of Invention. We were in desperate need of a calendar as the summer events came rolling in. I had the perfect place to hang one. The problem was I didn’t have a calendar to hang. So, what’s the problem?? Just make one!
See this empty little space next to my “collect-all” counter space. This is where life happens in our kitchen and it would be the best place to hang a little piece of organization.
I wanted something simple and cute to match the overall feel of our house, and more importantly, being on a 2 Teacher budget, I really didn’t want to spend a dime on this project. So I went on a hunt around the house.
I found an old cork board, the plexi-glass from an old picture frame, some white linen fabric, and some twine. I could see my vision coming into place. I gathered a few more supplies and got to work.
I started by carefully gluing down my fabric to the cork board. It didn’t have to be perfect since I knew I would cover it with twine.
Once I had the fabric glued down, I used my rotary cutter to cut off the extra length around the edges.
Next I started in one corner and glued down the twine around the inside edge of the frame of the board. I continued to follow around the frame of the board until I had covered it completely.
I just love this Natural Jute and I use it on a lot of projects. It has such a natural look and adds a lot of texture to any project.
I used my rulers to measure out the perfect lines for my blank calendar and my “notes” section. I basically tried to think of any parts that I wouldn’t want to have to re-draw every single month. I drew these lines directly onto the fabric with a black Sharpie marker.
I had Joe drill me a hole in each corner of the plexi-glass so I could use push pins to hold it to the cork board over top of the blank calendar template.
I added a dry erase marker with a section of jute, and I wrote in my dates for the month.
The plexi-glass didn’t fill the whole space of the cork board, but I love the fact that there is still a little space at the bottom where I can tack on some reminders and invitations. I looks just perfect in that little empty spot and hopefully it will bring some organization to our lives (and less of the “You never told me that” conversations 🙂