Monday, June 25, 2012

monday made it: dry erase calendar


Hi guys! It's Monday Made It!! I'm linking up with Tara at 4th Grade Frolics for her Monday Made It linky series for her 4th week of the party (my 2nd week)!

I decided to get creative today and make something with inspiration from Pinterest! I got the idea from here. I made the same thing, but mine is an ombre style dry-erase board with cool blues! I also have this "dirty" looking background to add some texture to the frame.


MATERIALS NEEDED:
16" x 20" frame - I tend to get all my frames from Michaels!
14 total paint chips (I got mine from Lowes - the Olympic kind - I chose to do mine in the ombre style but you can do yours however you want!)
2 pieces of scrapbook paper - 12" x 12"
Scissors
Ruler
Pen
Gluestick
Dry Erase Marker




STEP 1: Here's how I started the project. I began laying out the cards after I cut them to the size I wanted. Sizes will vary for your own projects, but I used about a 2 1/4 inch across and the length was made up by the cards themselves. I cut off the middle lines separating the colors on the paint chips to make them pop rather than have this white edge on them. Continue cutting and laying down until you've got it to where you want it.


 

STEP 2: Once you've laid it out to your satisfaction, begin gluing each square on. This was a length process, and I tend to want EVEYRTHING as even as possible.. which is not the best idea when you're doing this project. It's a lot harder than it looks!


STEP 3: Place it back in the frame and lay the glass back in. I bought the frames where they are front loading because I've used these a few times and I really like them. They're just as easy as backloading frames... just whichever you prefer!


STEP 4: You're finished! Write out whatever month you'd like - I chose to show you an example with July as that's the next month (oh my gosh... already?). I can't find my black dry erase marker so I used red. It doesn't look terrible... but this is just an example! ( YES! I'm going to the Bahamas in 12 days... but who's counting? :] )


I just wanted to include this next photo to show you how easily the marker wipes off. That was erased with one swipe of a paper towel... pretty simple!


Welp, that's all I've got for ya! Make sure to go check out all the great Monday Made Its at Tara's blog! You'll definitely be inspired :]

It's back to homework for me! Going to be a rough 12 days until vacation...

EDIT: Giveaway over at Herding Kats in Kindergarten!! She created one reaaaaally cute clipboard for Tara's Monday Made It linky party, and is now giving that along with other goodies away! Go and visit her :]

EDIT 2: Another giveaway! This time, it's at Tonya's Treats for Teachers! She's hit 200 followers. Make sure to stop on by and leave her some love - she's got some great prizes for whoever wins :]


EDIT 3: There'a another giveaway going on! It was Amber's birthday on the 25th at Adventures of a Third Grade Teacher, so make sure to wish her a happy belated birthday and enter her giveaway!

Have a good night, y'all!




PS. I've also linked this craft up at Miss Nelson's blog, Run! Miss Nelson's Got the Camera. Stop on by and check out all the other posts that have been made, and enter yourself in order to win a $50.00 Erin Condren gift certificate to shop!


22 comments:

  1. Do I love this???? Ummmm, YEP! So creative! I haven't seen this!!! Oh my, the color possibilities are endless!!! So neat and functional:) Thanks for the sweet comment and for linking up:))) Please pop back by next week:))

    4th Grade Frolics

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    1. Thanks, Tara! I wanted to possibly do green, but I like the blue the best! I'll be back next week, too :]

      Sara

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  2. I love it!! I love all of the shades of blue... blue is my favorite color :) Great job!

    Kate
    EduKate and Inspire

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    1. Ahh thanks, Kate! I couldn't decide between blue or green, but liked the blue best for now!

      Sara

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  3. Wow - I love this! What a creative project - it came out looking awesome!

    Kara
    Spedventures

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    1. Thank you, Kara! I am actually really happy with it!

      Sara

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  4. What a great calendar and idea! Love it.

    April
    Wolfelicious

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  5. Wow!!! I am super impressed. Not only is it cute as all get out, but it is uber "green" as well. Thanks oh-so much for sharing your craft today :) I am following you!

    Kelley Dolling
    Teacher Idea Factory

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    1. Hi Kelley! Thanks for following me :] I'm glad you like it!

      Sara

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  6. what a neat idea. I hadn't seen it before either. I love the blue.

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  7. I never would have thought to make that! What a great idea. Thanks for sharing the giveaways :)

    Katie
    Dirty Hands and Lesson Plans

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    1. Thanks, Katie! I like to inform others of things going on :]

      Sara

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  8. Sara,

    This is a wonderful project, it looks awesome.

    Lorena
    Little Treasures

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    1. Hi Lorena,

      Thank you! I'm happy with the way it turned out. I think it'll look nice either in my future house or in my future classroom!

      Sara

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  9. Hi Sara! Thanks for following our blog. We are now followers of your blog.
    The REAL Teachers of Orange County

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    1. Hi ladies!

      Thanks for following me back :]

      Sara

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  10. I'm glad you shared your project. I hadn't seen that one on pinterest yet. I'm going to make me one if I can pull myself away from the computer long enough!

    Hooty's Homeroom

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    1. Thank you! I loved doing it.

      Sara

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  11. Sara,
    I can't wait to make this! I can never fit what I have to schedule on a regular calendar so this should help a lot. Thanks for the idea!

    Felicia

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