Monday, March 16, 2009

Cookie Sheet Calendars

I made these 2 calendars, with a ton of Nate's help, for his parents and sister for Christmas. Of course, I waited until the last minute, but it was fun to make another project with my trusty side-kick, Nate!
It is a calendar made on a cookie sheet. I laminated all the pieces and they are attached by magnets, hence the need for the cookie sheet. You can use it forever because you just move the numbers around according to the month it is. All the extra months and such are stuck on the back of the cookie sheet (forgot to take a picture of this). I even cut out holiday pictures to replace the date. For instance, I cut out a tree, a turkey, a pumpkin, and a few presents for birthdays. They turned out super cute. This would be a great super Saturday idea.

Cookie sheet, any size, but I think medium works best
60 small magnets
Paint or ink
Any embellishments you would like to add

How to:
Trace bottom of cookie sheet and cut out of desired paper; set aside
Drill 2 holes on one handle for hanging. Tie one piece of ribbon through both holes. You can drill as many holes as you want on the other handle to tie ribbon/fibers through.
Cut out 35 squares from desired paper (size will depend on size of cookie sheet). Glue these down onto your large paper that you traced and cut out.
Cut out 31 circles or squares(recommend squares) .5 inch smaller than the squares you just cut.
Stamp, write or glue pre-cut numbers onto these circles/squares 1-31. Laminating is optional. Attach the magnets to the number circles/squares.
Cut out 12 rectangular strips for the months (again, size will depend on your cookie sheet).
Write, Stamp or glue pre-cut letters for each month to these strips. Attach one magnet to each end of strip.
You can then decorate with your last name or add any other embellishments you like. Once you have your calendar decorated, you can glue it into the cookie sheet.
You can also cut out a few holiday items to replace a date with. For instance, a cake for birthdays, tree for Christmas, pumpkin for Halloween, etc.
Attach all extra months and holiday items to the back of the cookie sheet.
Good Luck and let me know if you have any questions.

(the reason his mom's is missing numbers is because I ran out of magnets, oops)

1 comment:

McBrides said...

I LOVE these calendars! Now that the holidays are over, I am going to get some girls together so you can do a tutorial on how to make these!