My husband's grandma is 91 years young. Next weekend we will be moving her to an assisted living apartment just around the corner from us. I loved Lindy's Dry Erase Calendar over at Cottage Hill! I incorprated her Calendar into a fun calendar for Grandma! I hope you like!!
First, I used a 18" x 24" poster frame I picked up at Menard's
Instead of using Burlap, like Lindy, I had some cork shelf/drawer liner left over from another project. I took the frame apart and used the backboard to size it. I cut about an inch off of the backing of the cork to help line it up and make sure it was straight on the backboard (before I had ALL of the sticky stuff exposed and THEN figure out it was crooked...) on the side that would be facing out through the plexiglass.
After I got the cork started and made sure it was straight, I turned it over and pulled the backing away with one hand and pressed it smoothe with my other hand. It was very easy!
Then I made my calendar box with a square ruler thingy that I found in my hubby's corner of the garage. The boxes are approximately 2" square. (The Saturday boxes are a little narrower because I didn't allow for the thickness of my lines I made with my Sharpie.... So I learned something!!!)
I cut out our last name in vinyl on my cricut expressions, as well as some retro looking flowers. (Nope - didn't use a cartridge - - I have SCAL!!) I placed them on the cork (I had to manually put the letters on - - either my transfer tape was too sticky, or the vinyl just didn't want to stick to the cork - - or both! That part was yucky!!) Then I found a piece of scrapbook paper that had different words on it, so I cut some of them out, too, and place them around. I put it all together, and here it is!!!
Ok - - So I learn A LOT during my projects!!! Did you know that dry erase markers DON'T work on plexi glass? Well.......... I didn't - - and they don't. Dangit.......... I figured THAT out after I had this all put together. Ah, well......... luckily the glass shop is just around the corner. Surely a piece of glass for this won't be THAT much...........
Anyway - - this is the board I made for Grandma's new room. Comments are always welcome!!!
Hugs ~~ Suz
P.S. I'm going to go redo my lamp redo - - Definitely decided I don't like them......
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