As Christmas and the New Year quickly approaches, I thought it would be fun to design a calendar that I could share with you here!
• Printed calendar you can download here ( 8.5″ x 11″ version ) or here ( 13″ x 19″ version )
• Cutting mat
• 1/4″ dowel rod
• A couple rolls of your favorite washi tape ( hot pink is always a winner )
• Colorful tissue paper ( metallic paper found at Michael’s )
• Xacto knife
• Embroidery floss or bakers twine
• Colorful yarn
• Pom pom makers ( all sorts of sizes at Michael’s! )
• Double sided tape
• Scotch tape
01 Cut your dowel rod down to be about 1.5″ than the size of the calendar on both sides.
02 Use the washi tape to spice up the ends with a little color, wrap the tape around carefully a couple times and cut the end.
03 On the reverse side of the calendar put double sided tape across the top edge. Carefully wrap the paper around the dowel rod and attach. Then use the scotch tape to really seal down the edge.
04 Measure about 26″ of bakers twine and tie to the dowel rod. Cut off any extra twine
05 Cut a 3″ section of tissue paper and make sure it is still folded in half. Cut pieces about 1/4″ wide leaving about 2″ from the folded section. Continue this all the way across.
06 Unfold the tissue paper where the crease is and roll across the uncut section. Then twist the uncut section carefully and tightly trying not to let the cut pieces become tangled.
07 Fold the twisted section in half and twist together leaving a loop at the top.
09 Cut a 12″ section of bakers twine and tie a piece of fringe to the end, then tie your poms poms or other fringe you made, there are no rules go nuts and hang as much or as little as you want!
10 Take your decorations and tie them onto the dowel rod. Hang up and enjoy!
If you don’t have the supplies or time to make this guy but love it I’d be happy to make it for you! Check out my other design here.
Happy ( early ) New Year everyone!