6 Jan 2014

DIY: Wood Veneer Calendar & Free Printable

Happy 2014!  I've been taking a little time to be with family over the past couple weeks and am slowly getting back into DIY and house stuff.  Tech Guy and my brother-in-law, on the other hand, have been super busy getting the in-floor heating tubes (radiant heat) down in the basement.  They'll be tested today and the concrete poured on Tuesday!  This means we will finally have a floor and I'm excited to see how the finished floor will look.  It will still be quite some time before the basement is ready for finishing and decorating and in the meantime I'm still trying to tackle some unfinished projects upstairs. One of these projects is my little workspace.  

From the washi tape Christmas tree post you probably saw that I had added a string pocket shelf above the desk, but that's as far as I have gotten, yikes!  I'm hoping to start finishing this little nook this week and I got to a small start this weekend with a DIY calendar and I am sharing the printable with you in case you might still be looking for a calendar. :)  This is the customizable English version:

And here is the Finnish version that I made for my space because you so need a Finnish calendar when living in Canada. ;)  I also added a a wintry black and white photo to one of the circles.  At the bottom of the post are PDF and photoshop versions of the calendar in both English and Finnish so that you have the option of customizing it with your own photo (you'll need photoshop for this).  To mount my calendar I used washi tape to attach it to a leftover piece of birch veneer from my paper chain project. I then punched a hole at the top and hung it with some baker's twine.  


I love how the birch veneer is similar in tone to the wood on my string pocket shelf.  I am planning on making a new calendar each month.  I've already started February's calendar and I think it will be fun to change up the shapes and photo each month.  I'll try and share them here on the blog too in case anyone is interested.   I'd still like to add some more art to the wall above this new calendar and get some kind of desktop organization happening too and my new shelves need a little styling too.  Let's hope I can get to all that soon. :)


 Here are the links to the calendars in the two languages and in PDF or photoshop versions.  The calendar is approximately  4.5"x 7":






*to add your own photo to the calendar you will have to use clipping mask.  Here is a good tutorial on how to use clipping masks

That's my first DIY of 2014!  Happy Monday!

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15 comments:

  1. Great idea to mount it on birch veneer. It definitely pops. Love how simple the calendar is. It makes functional look beautiful!

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    1. The birch veneer was a bit of an accident. I went to get the hole punch from my craft cupboard and it fell into my hands. I really like how it helps frame the calendar.

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  2. Another very adorable and useful project! Pinned!

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    1. Thanks so much for the pin! :)

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  3. This is just wonderful. I love the print and I love your simple way to hang. Thanks for sharing with us!!

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    1. Thanks Amy. I was happy to make something else to hang from my Muuto hook. :)

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  4. I looooooove thisssssssssss. As always :) And the way you used your Himmeli ornament to hang it is so beautiful!

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  5. So, so pretty. Dusty pink, gray, and black is one of my favorite color combos right now.

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    1. Our 60s washroom is actually that shade of pink and I've been thinking of adding a little more black & grey in there since I made the calendar. :)

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  6. I absolutely LOVE how this project turned out. All the little touches from the photo to the baker's twine to the washi tape...so cute! :)

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  7. I love the calendar on the veneer. It goes so well with your space.
    Questions: How do you put downloadable pdf files on your blogger blog? I've been trying to figure it out forever.

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    1. Thanks Kathryn! For the download I just shared a file through media fire and added the link to the image above. I'm not sure how to put the actual pdf file on the blog directly though. Something I should probably figure out sometime too.

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  8. This is gorgeous! I LOVE the color scheme. Thanks for sharing the prints. Stopping by from Wow Us Wednesday. Have a fabulous night, Nalle!

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  9. Just lovely, Anu! I really need to get some birch veneer.

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