Every year I put out a vintage calendar, which is always hugely popular.
There’s one in the works now for 2018, but today I have a mini calendar for you.
Back in 2013 I shared a vintage mini fridge calendar printable…. and I’ve had lots of requests for it ever since.
These mini calendars might be small, but they are the perfect size to pop in your handbag, stand at your desk, hang on the fridge….. or tuck into a Christmas card or stocking.
Not only are the versatile, they are quick and easy to make. Within the hour you could have a pile of them made and ready to give as token gifts to visitors or work colleagues.
I’ve created six different graphics for you to print and use for this project; 3 shabby/cottage and 3 vintage.
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How To Make Mini Calendars
- Download the 2 PDF Printables – 2018 Calendar and Graphics for Calendar
- A sharp craft knife or scrapbooking paper trimmer
- White glue – DecoArt Decou-page Matt Glue or Mod Podge
- Scrapbooking coloured paper for background
- Optional: Matt Photo Paper
1. Print PDF pages – use best quality print settings for page of vintage graphics. I like to use matt photo paper for mine to get a quality print, but you can print on normal copy paper too.
2. Use either a sharp knife and metal ruler or a paper trimmer to cut all graphics and 2018 calendars to size.
3. Using a variety of pretty coordinating papers, assemble calendars. I staple my calendar months in place and then just rip off the top calendar at the end of each month.
There are lots of variations for this fun project:
- I’ve shown a fridge magnet with the artwork above the calendar and a magnet placed on the back.
- For the second option, I scored a line halfway down the base paper and folded the top half over the calendar. The artwork was placed on the front cover, making this a pretty 2018 calendar wallet to put in my handbag.
- By folding the cover backwards, you can stand your 2018 mini calendar upright beside your computer or next to your phone etc.
I hope you find this a fun and useful project.
Happy Christmas crafting!
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