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 If you need to replace outdated or broken window treatments in time for Thanksgiving order one of our new Designer Sample Packs now.
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.
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
Here’s What You Need:
Fabric samples from Blinds.com or scraps left over from sewing projects.
Frame – we used 18 x 14
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.
2. Measure the area inside your frame border and calculate the size your calendar day squares will be.
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.
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.
5. Cut, and cut and cut some more until you have 35 squares.
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.
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.
8. Reassemble your frame with the fabrics behind the glass. Write the month and dates with a dry erase marker.
9. Hang and plan your month in style!
Next month, erase and start again – or take apart your frame and swap out new fabrics. See the palette we used below for summer.
Make this project your own + share it with us on Instagram by tagging us @BlindsDotCom.
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