* cutout calendar

Posted on November 29th, 2007 by maitreya. Filed under Paper Crafts.


I bought this calendar PDF for a whopping $3.99 from A Little Hut. She emailed it right back to me less than 2 hours after I paid, and I promptly printed it out and put a new blade in my exacto knife. It would actually be really pretty as-is even, with dotted lines outlining each letter for each month. The instructions recommend a rather ingenious backing sheet so you can change the pattern, but I cut some of my precious Japanese thick felt to the size of the whole calendar and used that instead. It looks really nice hanging with the peek of orange around the edge. Now to wait until January.

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Couple of construction notes for anyone else making this: either my printer is not centered exactly or you aren’t supposed to cut directly down the center of each sheet (or I am hypersensitive to my margins being precisely equal on each side). Also, cutting a 6 inch piece of wire from a clothes hanger is harder than it first would seem. Finally, I didn’t like the “stencil” look of the letters with holes in them, so I just left large empty spaces which actually look rather cool.



4 Responses to “cutout calendar”

  1. Marcia Says:

    It’s been 25 days since your last post, but I’ve been checking everyday. Love your blog! Thanks for the calendar idea. That site led me to Lilfish at blogspot.com She made some great felted birds.

  2. Marcia Says:

    http://lilfishstudios.blogspot.com/
    here’s the website. Check her stuff out. Thanks for sharing. You are inspiring.

  3. Elizabeth Says:

    What a great calendar! I’m making a small calendar as a Christmas gift and had been trying to figure out how to make the pages “turnable” without a full binding. I think I’m going to have to use the wire hanger idea! Thank you for the inspiration!

  4. Angie Says:

    I love the calendar!! Where can I find that felt?? I’ve been looking at my local craft store, but they don’t have it.

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