Since I blog just-for-fun I don’t really need to schedule posts. It would make little difference if I just posted when it took my fancy. However, I love planning and organising things! I like lists and diaries and notes and schedules, and I enjoy planning my posts in advance. I don’t always stick to my plan but it’s nice to have somewhere to pin-up my blog ideas. It’s even more fun planning posts when I can pin them to this monthly fabric calendar! I use mine for blog planning but you could use it plan anything. This DIY is highly inspired by Chiaki’s Vintage Fabric Covered Noticeboard Tutorial (here)
You will need: Cork boards – If you live in the UK, you can get these ones from Wilkinson’s for £2! / Vintage fabric – I got mine from etsy (here) / A glue gun and glue / Scissors / A2 White paper / Pen / Ruler / String
To begin, cut a square of fabric a little bigger than your cork board and place your board face down on the fabric • Squirt a line of glue on each back edge of the cork board and stick the fabric down. Do this one edge at a time • Get rid of loose fabric by folding it over each corner and gluing down • Turn your board around
Use your ruler and scissors to cut out strips of paper half a cm wide (for a monthly calendar, do 6 vertical strips and 4 horizontal strips) and glue them down on the edges of the calendar. Cut out small white squares, write the numbers 1 to 31 on them, and glue down in the top left hand corner of each box • Cut a length of string a little longer than double the width of your cork board. Fold in half, tie at the end and glue onto the back of your calendar. Use plenty of glue, and don’t worry if it looks messy – you won’t be able to see it!
Ta da! Now you have a functional and pretty calendar to organise your life with. Just remember that as much fun as planning is, sometimes it’s a good idea to actually do the things you planned to do. I hope you’re having a terrific Tuesday 🙂
(P.s. What do you think of my new tutorial layout, is it easier to follow?)