Happy New Year everyone! It’s time to start fresh, make changes, and anticipate the events that will be a part of 2012. What better way to keep track of all the excitement than a DIY calendar? I love this idea because its super adaptable; you can switch out the scrap paper to celebrate holidays or match you decor, or use different sizes/shapes/colors of frames to make it yours.
Heres what you need:
Painters or masking tape
Glass etcher (such as Amour Etch)
Use the paper that comes in the frame to measure out (or fold) seven horizontal sections and five vertical ones. Be sure to leave enough space at the top for the days of the week and the month’s name.
Mark the horizontal line marks on the glass using a dry erase marker and use a ruler to make a straight line connecting the marks with a dry erase marker. This will help you determine the width of your calendar lines.
Tape around the dry erase marker, then erase the marks.
Spread the glass etcher on the lines and leave on according to package instructions. Remove the tape and wash the glass etcher. Repeat the process for the vertical lines.
In order to get the days of the week on the glass in the correct order, be sure to turn the stencil around (mirror image) and begin with Sunday on the right, working left with Monday, Tuesday etc. Be sure to make a mark where you want each letter and center the letter on the mark. Tape each stencil down as you go and remove carefully after you apply the glass etcher, to be sure none of the etcher snuck underneath the stencil.
Wash and dry the frame well.
Place the glass in the frame, etched side in, with a piece of scrapbook paper. Write in your dates and special events, and you are set to go!