January 18, 2011

DIY: Dry Erase Vinyl Calendar

I decided at the last minute to join the "just something I whipped up" vinyl party at The Girl Creative. And by that, I mean I'm behind on my blog reading and just saw that she was hosting this. :)
I made a dry erase calendar using vinyl I cut with my Cricut sometime last spring and absolutely love it! All I have are these lousy cell phone picture from way back in May, but they give you the general idea. Basically I used my Cricut to cut out the pieces for a generic calendar, added some lines for notes, our name, and a decorative bird. I bought a 16x20 frame, removed the back, and hot glued the glass into the frame. Then I put my vinyl on the back side of the glass so it wouldn't get ripped when I erase things or clean it. That being the case, I flipped the text before cutting it out.
Lucky for me, someone in the Sure Cuts A Lot forum made the template of the boxes, so I downloaded it there...saved me a lot of time! If you have Sure Cuts A Lot, you can go to the forum and download it here. You might have to sign up for an account first. If you don't have Sure Cuts A Lot, you could always piece together boxes; it would just take a lot longer.

Please let me know if you have any questions! I didn't post this when I first made it because I know not everyone has a Cricut. However, I'm thinking of creating a printable version that you could just frame and re-use each month, along the same concept of the Christmas Countdown printable I made...so stay tuned. :) Thanks for stopping by!



13 comments:

  1. I love this! I don't have a cricut, so the other version you are talking about sounds great!

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  2. This is awesome!! Great idea!!! You did this beautifuly!

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  3. What a fabulous idea! Thanks for posting it.

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  4. So cool. We have a vinyl cutting machine for our business. I may have to do this. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. please make one i would love to make this but dont have a cricut but i think its awesome!!!!!!!!!!!

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  6. I just came across your blog, and love this idea! I have been looking for something exactly like this, so glad I found it!

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  7. Great idea! Please do make one for those who don't have a cricut (on the wish list). It's so chic.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  8. great idea! Ive been thinking of getting a cricut and just wondering if you have blogs that you visit to get other ideas. Im just trying to figure out if its worth the investment or not. Thanks!

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  9. Love this friend, an LOVE the Cricut! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Oh, I love this!!! What a great alternative to my dinky old calendar. This would be much easier to use. :) Thanks for sharing. (Do you mind adding a link back to me, please?)

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  11. Here is the 2nd moment I have encountered your web sites in the last couple weeks. Seems like I ought to bookmark it.

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