Thursday, February 4, 2010

Cookie sheet Calenders

I have been meaning to post this for a while. I made these for two of my sisters for Christmas. They are cookie sheet calenders. All the pieces have magnets on the back. Here is what I did to make them.
I got some basswood at Hobby Lobby (love that place), and some number stencils and stickers. I also got a pack of 3 cookie sheets for about $4 at Walmart. I took the wood and drew how big I wanted the pieces for the days, months and week on it. Then I used an exacto knife to cut them all out. My hands hurt after that. It was over 100 pieces of wood to cut out!
Then I cut scrapbook paper to the same size as the wood pieces and modge podged it on. Next I put on the number, day or month and sealed them with modge podge.
When they were all dry, I put magnet strips on the back of all of them. Above is the one I made for Lynette and below is the one for AnnMarie.
I thought these were so fun. Every month you just change the month sign at the top and then move the days to where they are supposed to be and add any holidays or birthdays in. Below are the months.
Here are the holidays, birthdays, and anniversaries. I made them generic so you could use them for more then once a year and so the calender can grow with them (they won't have to add more for each addition to the family).
Here is a close up of the calender. When the pieces were done all I had to do was drill two holes in the cookie sheet and tie the ribbon on it.


Mod Podge Amy said...

I love it! Looks great -

Jane said...

I like the idea of the calendars. My email is I would love to keep up on your family.

Amy said...

What an awesome idea! My creative wheels are turning now.