This post was originally published on DIY Network’s blog Made + Remade in January 2015.
The calendar that never expires – a good fit for some looking to kick off the new year, and a creative opportunity for all. With an eternal calendar like this is one, you simply rotate each day. It’s everlasting, not constrained by specific dates and years, and quite literally, the last calendar you’ll ever need.
I had a store-bought eternal calendar in my cubicle once upon a time, and I loved it; at a glance, it was for convenience. My long form calendar has been digital for years (the one that serves to remind me of birthdays, meetings, and appointments), so what I really benefit from with this design is a quick reminder of the date, and day of the week at a glance.
Use a computer program like Word, PowerPoint, Photoshop, or InDesign to design text for each day of the week, each month of the year, and one of each number, 1-31. You can get creative with different colors and fonts. If you’re looking for different typefaces other than the ones that came with your computer, there are lots available online (and many for free – for example, the months of my calendar use the Nexa Rust font from fontsquirrel.com!).
Print, and trim all of your pieces using your scissors. Notice that I kept all of my numbers bright colored, and the other information black; the date of the week is what I most often what I need to be reminded of, so they are brightly colored to stand out!
Use a hole punch to pop a center hole on each piece of paper.
Layer all months, days of the week, and numerical days in order, and hang them on your bulletin board as a daily reminder!
If you want to dress up the bulletin board itself, or you’ll miss the graphic element of a colorful monthly calendar, consider covering part of the board with a piece of fabric, or fun, patterned paper. Bonus craft: Learn how to make those cute little pushpins.