Make It Happen: DIY Hanging CalendarsJanuary 6, 2014
Ready for anything and open to adventures big and small, a crisp new calendar deserves a place of honor, don’t you think? Before we started filling in 2014’s pristine pages, we tapped Ashley Rosethe crafty blogger behind Sugar & Cloth for a little DIY inspiration. Using just a clothes hanger and basic art supplies, she transformed Rifle Paper Co.’s already darling calendars into wall-ready works of art. Hang one over your desk, kick up your feet, and start planning a year to remember.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
Large piece of sturdy matboard
Paper mache or cardboard box with lid
Metallic gold sheets
Clamp-style pant hangers
Metallic gold spray paint
Hot glue and gun
Monthly calendar (we used Rifle Paper Co.’s Secret Garden hanging calendar)
Weekly desk calendar (we love this one from Rifle Paper Co.)
HOW TO MAKE IT
First, cut a piece of the metallic gold sheet to be just a bit bigger than your calendar pages. For the smaller desk calendar, you can cut the sheet to be 10 ½ x 8 ½ inches; for the larger monthly calendar, cut the sheet to be 11 ¾ x 17 ¼ Inches. (If you’d like a larger gold border, make the sheet a bit wider.)
Cut pieces of the matboards to the same size as the metallic sheets; use spray adhesive to mount the sheets to the matboards. (The matboard will give the hanger clamps something substantial to hold onto.)
Spray paint the hanger hook metallic gold. (Keep things neat by taping off everything but the hook, then peeling the tape away once dry.)
Once you have the gold metallic sheets mounted to the matboards and your hangers prepped, hot glue the top edge of the metallic board to the inside of the clamp hanger.
Now, all you have to do is slip your calendars in the clamp holds to have everything pretty, tidy, and ready for the year ahead.