With 3 of us working in the office and 4 more gals contributing remotely, the blog calendar was getting a bit out of control. So, for today’s edition of “Transformed,” we enlisted Claire’s help in creating a colorful, functional dry-erase calendar to keep us all organized. Take it away, Claire!
Hi again! Claire here, with a delightfully simple DIY project that can be personalized for your needs. When Camille asked me to create a changeable calendar for organizing the blog, I was thrilled; dry erase calendars are common, but cute ones are rather rare! Since Chanel’s office is full of vivid color, I knew the calendar was going to need to stand out. I started with the simplest supplies…
And transformed them into this!
Washi tape makes easy, eye catching divider lines.
A cork border is perfect for pinning notes & reminders.
- dry erase board (I used a 4′x3′)
- washi tape (we ordered from this great source!)
- paint/sponge brush
- sharpie pens
- your imagination!
- I began by sketching a small-to-scale drawing of the board to plan before creating the full-sized version. This allows you to play around with layouts and ideas.
- Since we didn’t need a full box for Saturday/Sunday, I divided one in half to save space.
- Use patterned tapes as the dividing lines to add texture and interest to the board. A cork border is a great extra for tacking up notes (we used the peel-and-stick cork.)
- Stencil the days of the week with paint and brush so they are permanent and uniform.
- Use washi tape to create a cool header with space for the month. We cut the tape to different lengths to create a circular shape.
- Feel free to add personal touches, and voila! your own changeable dry erase calendar!