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!


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

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

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

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

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

  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!

  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.

  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!

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

  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?)

  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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