DIY Dry Erase Fabric Calendar

Abigail Sawyer | 14 Oct 2015 | DIY Projects

With the holidays approaching, our schedules fill up quickly and it’s important to stay on top of commitments. One thing on many people’s mind is refreshing their home decor in time for holiday entertaining. If you need to replace outdated or broken window treatments in time for Thanksgiving order one of our new Designer Sample Packs now.

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These packs are organized by style and are filled with our most popular fabrics and colors. Order a pack or two and make the process of choosing new window treatments effortless.

DIY Dry Erase Fabric Calendar

When you’re finished with your samples, we’ve got a way for you to give them a second life. Make a Dry Erase Fabric Calendar that’ll keep you organized this holiday season!

How to Make a Dry Erase Calendar from a Picture Frame

Dry Erase Fabric Calendar Supplies

Here’s What You Need:

Fabric samples from Blinds.com or scraps left over from sewing projects.
Scissors
Tape
Measuring Tape
Ruler
Scrap cardboard
Frame – we used 18 x 14
Exacto knife
Dry erase marker

Let’s Get Started!

1. We’re making 35 squares of fabric, so choose 35 different fabrics, or a few coordinating ones to mix and match.

Dry Erase Fabric Calendar

2. Measure the area inside your frame border and calculate the size your calendar day squares will be.

Dry Erase Fabric Calendar

Ours was 17.5″ wide and we needed 7 squares across. 17.5/7 = 2.5.

13.5″ tall / 5 squares = 2.7.

We rounded these numbers down to 2″ squares. Plus this gave us a white border around each fabric square.

3. Use a scrap piece of cardboard to make a template for your square size.

Dry Erase Fabric Calendar

4. Begin tracing your fabric with the template and cut out the squares. On printed fabric, cut out the most interesting part of the swatch. You can also use an X-acto knife and a cutting mat to cut your squares.

Dry Erase Fabric Calendar

5. Cut, and cut and cut some more until you have 35 squares.

Dry Erase Fabric Calendar

Dry Erase Fabric Calendar

6. Remove the backing and cardboard from the frame. Cover the cardboard with a white piece of paper. We just flipped over the generic image that came with the frame. Lay out your squares as you want them in the frame. You need 7 columns and 5 rows.

Dry Erase Fabric Calendar

7. Tape down the squares with double sided tape or regular tape rolled up. Be careful to align the squares precisely when you tape them down.

Dry Erase Fabric Calendar

8. Reassemble your frame with the fabrics behind the glass. Write the month and dates with a dry erase marker.

Dry Erase Fabric Calendar

9. Hang and plan your month in style!

Dry Erase Fabric Calendar

Next month, erase and start again – or take apart your frame and swap out new fabrics. See the palette we used below for summer.

Dry Erase Fabric Calendar

Make this project your own + share it with us on Instagram by tagging us @BlindsDotCom.

Check out Blinds.com’s New Designer Sample Packs!

Choose from Classic Traditions, Modern Mix, Patterns and Textures, Designer Favorites, and Bestsellers – order now to get your windows ready for the holidays!

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DIY Dry Erase Fabric Calendar

  • About Author

    Abigail Sawyer is a Senior Social Media Specialist for Blinds.com. She's a home improvement junkie who is currently restoring a 1972 cottage with the help of her husband and goldendoodle, Biscuit. Walking in the footsteps of Martha Stewart, she’s happiest when she’s crafting or whipping up a new recipe; although nothing beats curling up with a good book and some Girl Scout Cookies. Follow her on twitter + instagram at @whatabigailsaw