In an effort to get organized early in the new year, I've been making myself little desk accessories to get excited about computer work. And I'm happy to say, it's actually working. So, I thought I would share one of the projects that I recently made, for a jumbo wood block perpetual calendar. The larger size makes this calendar a statment piece and adds a fun playfulness to the typically bland work station. Click...
January is a time for getting organized and making resolutions to STAY organized. Easier said than done, right? To start small, try making this simple DIY chalkboard calendar that you can reuse every month to keep your dates straight. Store it in your office or use it as a command central for your family. The great thing about a chalkboard calendar is that it's easy to use and erase when plans change because they always do!
I'm going to use this platform to declare this: advent calendars are kinda the best. They capture all the excitement building in the hearts and minds of children and they temper it by delivering it in small doses the 24 days leading up to Christmas. Growing up, the method my parents employed was a drug store calendar filled with tiny poor-quality milk chocolates that my brother and I retrieved by poking our fingers through a small perforated...
One of my favorite things about the festive season is the lead up to the big day; there’s so much anticipation and excitement surrounding the countdown to Christmas. This is why advent calendars are right up my alley and this year I finally got around to hand-making one, which is something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time. Best of all, being a free printable advent calendar, it’s easy to set one up for your own holiday celebrations - click through to see how!
Snowy mountain advent calendar printable
Double-sided tape or glue
How to get this printable advent calendar
Print out the snowy mountain advent calendar file onto white letter-sized card stock. In the file, there's a pocket for each day of December (up till the 24th).
With your ruler and bone folder, score along the dashed white lines that section off the two tabs on each of the pockets. Also score a line along the middle of each pocket (use the base of the mountain as a guide).
Cut out each of the pockets with a pair of scissors.
Fold the pockets along the lines you scored in Step 1.
Apply double-sided tape or glue to the two tabs on each pocket. Fold up the bottoms of the pockets so that they stick to the tabs.
Punch a hole in the corner of each pocket and thread a piece of twine through it, tying a knot to secure it in place.
Attach each pocket to your dowel rod by tying the other end of the twine around the dowel.
As you attach each of the pockets to the dowel, try to vary the lengths of the twine so that some of the pockets hang lower than others - this will add more visual interest to your calendar.
Once your advent calendar is complete, simply fill it with goodies or printed Christmas greetings for your loved ones.
Organization is not my strong suit. Of course, I enjoy being organized, but somehow I never quite get there. So, I thought a new calendar might help to keep my schedule in order. I wanted to make one that I could reuse each month to keep track of my projects and appointments, so I decided to make a perpetual chalkboard version. And then? I stumbled upon the miracle of clear chalkboard paint... and the rest is, well, my own DIY perpetual...
Coordinating all the content on a blog like Curbly is no small feat. We have four full-time employees, plus a cast of incredible freelance contributors from all over the country (and the world!). We want our content to be relevant, focused, and thoughtful - so how do we do it? Today I want to share all the behind-the-scenes stuff that happens here at Curbly, every month, in order to get more than 30 blog posts pitched, written, edited, and published. Read on for the grisly details!
We've made it to 2017! With the new year upon us, I'm feeling all sorts of resolve to stay organized in stylish ways. Up first? A printable calendar for each month of the year! I've rounded up 12 of my faves that are 100% free and 100% gorgeous!
If your calendar game is slipping, it's time to step it up -- it's almost February, after all! This DIY perpetual calendar is the stylish and functional desk accessory you're looking for. Plus, it's easy enough that you can finish it before we get too far into 2015!
I started looking around for free 2015 printable calendars at the beginning of January, but there weren't very many options. I just checked again though, and lo and behold, they're everywhere! Here are ten of my favorites.
Perhaps you've got your own design, craft, or lifestyle blog and would like to see it grow. Or maybe, you're interested in starting your own and you'd like to do things well from the get go. Or maybe, you really just love Curbly and would like to know a little more about how things work behind the scenes.
If puppy and kitten calendars aren't quite your thing, we've got a sweet DIY project that's sure to tickle your modern-aesthetic-loving fancy!
I love that this calendar can be used year after year, not to mention the fact that it's just plain awesome to look at. To recreate the look, all you need is some chalkboard paint and a bit of painter's tape. Check out Stylizimo for tips and a tutorial on getting your calendar grid looking...
Steph didn't use any fancy equipment to make her perpetual glass dry-erase calendar, just a picture frame with the glass in tact, a Sharpie, a ruler and some store-bought vinyl stickers. Visit Somewhat Simple to see the entire how-to. (Great Mother's or Father's day gift!)
Such a clever idea this is! Six steel bars painted wikth punchy colors, numbered magnets, plus seven days of the week and twelve months combine to make a perpetual calendar, which also serves as a memo board. The magnet sheets can be found
I gave up on paper calendars a long time ago. Not because I'm super tech-y and see them as outdated, but more because I can't seem to find one that actually works for me. They're either covered in photos of puppies or art prints, or so soulless and blank that they make me feel like the only thing I can schedule on them is reminders to put cover sheets on my TPS reports.
So, I'm loving this simple DIY option that's perfectly customizable to the way you work.
Happy New Year, Curbly! To celebrate, my friends at TipNut have gathered more than fifteen free, printable 2010 calendars. I love the Sketch Rockwell, tongue-in-cheek version above from Little Brown Pen, as well as the very recognizable Helvetica on white version from Ruffled below.