Dry Erase Calendar

Dry Erase Calendar - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

I have needed a dry erase calendar ever since I had my first son and he’s 2 1/2! :)

I finally got around to it, and I have to say I LOVE it!

It will be perfect for my weekly scheduling of cleaning, kids crafts, cooking, and so much more!
I decided to do a week calendar instead of a month. That’s how much I need to be micromanaged on these things. :)

All you need is a frame, vinyl or permanent marker, and fabric (my favorite part!)

I got an old frame from a thrift store for a couple bucks.

To make the frame look a little nicer, I spray painted it dark brown.

(No, your eyes aren’t deceiving you. This is a different frame that was painted for another project about a year ago. I’ll get around to it someday. :) )

Then I cleaned off the glass and got my vinyl ready.
You can definitely just use a permanent marker for this next step!
Make sure to do the lines on the back of the glass, and you can put the letters and numbers on the front.

I had a friend cut my vinyl letters and numbers. I just cut the strips myself.
They are uneven, but I kind of like it that way.

When I finished putting all my vinyl on the glass, I got my fabric ready.

This fabric is Green Damask in Isabella for Riley Blake.
I only needed a fat quarter for my 11×14 frame.

I cut the fabric to be 12×15.

Then I wrapped it around the back of the frame.
I used tape to tighten out any wrinkles.

Now it’s ready to be put back into the frame with the glass.

Dry Erase Calendar - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

I am so excited to get more organized!
Especially when my organizer can count as decoration. :)

Dry Erase Calendar - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

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8 Comments

  1. catnap
    Posted August 14, 2011 at 12:05 pm | Permalink

    Nice idea. Did you put the strips on the front or back of the glass? Seems like it would be easier to write on the glass, and clean it, if the vinyl was on the back. Of course, the numbers and letters wouldn’t work on the back, unless you can cut them in reverse.

    • Shirley
      Posted August 14, 2011 at 8:52 pm | Permalink

      You’re totally right! I actually know this from experience. My calendar has all the vinyl lines on the front. :)

  2. catnap
    Posted August 14, 2011 at 12:08 pm | Permalink

    Well, duh, I commented before I read the post. Sorry.

  3. Posted August 14, 2011 at 4:11 pm | Permalink

    I love the idea and you made it look just lovely.

  4. Trina
    Posted August 17, 2011 at 12:43 pm | Permalink

    I LOVE this! Awesome idea. I guess I have another project to add to my list now!

  5. Brittany
    Posted August 17, 2011 at 11:26 pm | Permalink

    I have so been wanting to make one of these! Maybe now that I have an awesome tutorial I’ll get after it!

  6. Rebecca
    Posted September 20, 2011 at 11:55 am | Permalink

    What do you use to write on the glass?

    • Shirley
      Posted September 20, 2011 at 4:10 pm | Permalink

      I use a dry erase marker. It works great! :)

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