What you need:
Photo frame with glass - mine is 11x17 ($8 at Wal-Mart)
Fabric - enough to cover the back of the frame (a fat quarter would have been more than enough for mine)
Fine-tip dry erase markers
Photo - I used an 8x10, then cut an inch off the top and bottom
Calendar template - I used Works and just made a table to the size I wanted. I had 6 rows & 7 columns. The top row cells measure .5 high by 1.5 wide. Bottom 5 rows measure 2 high by 1.5 wide. When printing, I had to click the "shrink to fit printable area" option.
Not pictured, but very helpful:
Now it looks more like a calendar! I didn't trust myself to be able to write out the days of the week and make it look nice, so I just used the initials. If I were making one of these calendars as a gift, I would probably embroidered the lines - I may still go back and embroider over my marker at some point.
After you have your calendar drawn/embroidered/whatever, set the fabric aside for a couple of minutes.
Now you need the back of your frame and some double sided tape. Put several pieces of tape around the edges of the inside of your back panel. I also put a few strips in the middle. This step isn't necessary, but it makes the assembly step easy peasy.
Almost done! Now all you have to do is stick your picture on, securing it with a couple pieces of double stick tape (if you want to).
Last steps! Now, just pop the back piece with your photo and fabric back into the frame. With your dry erase markers, you can write in the dates and the month & year and Voila! You're done, and it's ready to hang!
If you decide to make one of these calendars, I'd love to see your creation! Email me a picture or upload it to my flickr group!
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