Sep 30, 2010
Cookie Sheet Calendars
I've come to realize that my mind works in strange ways. I'm usually thinking of things when it isn't the season to think about them. Know what I'm talking about? Most crafters do. So, in August I couldn't wait to start pulling out the fall/Halloween decor - in August! I held out until just a few days before September though. However, today, one day before October, I'm already gearing up for Christmas. Sick, right?! Here's my first Christmas project.
I've been making cookie sheet calendars for years. At one point in time I even made them to sell so I've probably made at least 30+. However, I've never kept a single one for myself and I LOVE them. So, while I'm making a few of them for Christmas gifts this year, I'll be making me one too - yeah!!!
In case you've never seen one, here's what they look like. These are a few I've made for classes I've taught or gifts and you can make them out of left over scraps and mismatched stickers - cool right?! I'm all about using up my supplies.
The idea is that it's a perpetual calendar that is magnetic so each month you just move the pieces into the right place. All the unused pieces store on the back. You can totally personalize it with peoples names for their birthdays or use pictures of them too.
You can make them horizontal or vertical. The green and red horizontal one I made for my sister-in-law and the vertical one I made for a class I taught a few years back.
Fun, right? I can't wait to get started.
If you'd like to make one, I'll eventually put up a tutorial. So stay tuned....