6 Ideas for a DIY Calendar

2019 is drawing to an end. Can you believe we’re more than halfway through the month of September already?! As 2020 comes closer, there is at least one thing that you need to do – ditch your old calendar and make way for a new one! If you have the time and if you’re feeling creative, why not DIY a calendar on your own? No idea how to do it? No problem! Keep on reading and learn from the following tips! 

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Choose Your Best Photo 

If you are into photography, use your best pictures to add an aesthetic element to your DIY calendar. Choose one photo for every month of the year. Use photo editing software to make the pictures stand out. If you already have the photos and you’re not sure how you want to use them, you can always create a calendar with the help of Shutterfly. They have a team of experts who can help turn ordinary photos into an extraordinary calendar. 

Pair It with a Stand 

Make the DIY calendar stand out on the table or desk by having a base to hold it still. With an easel calendar, you can choose from a variety of designs that will complement the look of the calendar, which has a different display every month. Among others, wood is one of the common base materials for an easel calendar. 

Be Creative with Your Materials 

For the best creative calendar ideas, one of the most important necessities is to choose the right material. The sky’s the limit when it comes to the possibilities. Go beyond traditional paper when printing the calendar. Be a little extra and choose novel materials to make the calendar stand out anywhere you decide to put it.  

Say It with Words 

It is common for DY calendars to incorporate photos. To make it more meaningful, add words. Look for inspirational quotes that will motivate you every time you see the calendar. Especially if you will give the calendar as a gift, give the gift of wisdom by adding some of the best words to live by.

Use a Corkboard 

This is one of the simplest and cheapest ideas for a DIY calendar. Choose a corkboard with a size appropriate for the space you can spare for a calendar. Create a grid to divide the corkboard into squares. Use pins to attach days and dates on the squares. You can pin notes or reminders on each square. 

Let the Pros Do It 

If you are impatient and feeling uncreative, the best thing to do is to let the pros do the job for you. With the help of companies like Shutterfly, you can create your calendar easily. You can choose from the templates available online and submit the photos that you want. Let them know about the materials you want, and they will take care of the rest. You still have control of how the calendar looks like, but you don’t have to do it yourself. 

Consider the suggestions above and create a DIY calendar like a pro! It may sound intimidating at first, but with a little creativity and effort, you can do it easily. 

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