Ring out 2013 and celebrate the start of 2014 by making this fun, tiny calendar!
You'll want cardstock, graph paper, and some pictures or magazine clippings (I printed mine off from Pixie Faire!) Be sure to round up scissors, glue, string, markers, and a hole punch too.
Start by gluing graph paper to pieces of cardstock. You want the graph paper to be at least 7 squares long in each direction -- mine are 9 wide and 9 tall, which leaves a little extra at the top for the photo to overlap.
Glue a picture to the top half (trim away the extra from the back side if it's too big) and draw in the dates.
Mark where you'd like your holes to go, then punch away! I used a small (1/8") hole punch from the scrapbooking section, but you could use a standard 1/4" punch as long as you have enough cardstock showing above your picture. Use the first page as a template for the others, to be sure your pages will all line up.
Finally, punch two more (blank) pieces of cardstock to be your front and back covers.
Cut a small piece of cardstock and fold it in thirds; cut very small triangles off the bottom, so that the standing legs are angled slightly. Glue this to your back cover to make a stand. Try it out to be sure it stands satisfactorily -- you may have to make a couple before you figure out how much to trim off.
Decorate your cover!
Stack all the pages, then, thread a large needle with your string (heavy sewing thread works too), and run it through all the holes. You can also just thread the pages directly onto the string if you don't have a needle.
Tie the string securely, but leave enough slack in the string that you can flip the pages.
And there you have it!
Have fun, and be sure to let us know in the comments if you make this!
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