DIY: Desk Calendar For Any Year

DIY: Desk Calendar For Any Year

The New Year is upon us and for those who like to be organised this simple DIY is a great beginning of year project. So, for today I am showing you an easy DIY Box Desk Calendar that’ll be reusable year after year. It’d also make a great DIY gift for someone.


What you will need: (& Where I Bought My Stuff)


How to:

I bought nesting boxes from The Range and chose the largest one which best fit three of the gift tags I bought, next I took these steps;

  • Paint your box. Allow to dry.
  • Spray your spray paint of choice into a container (or paper plate) and sponge it onto the box. Allow to dry.
  • Measure out an even distance between your c-hooks and screw them into place (which is very easy if you have a cardboard box like me).
  • Apply your letter and number stickers to your gift tags (if you bought plain gift tags then by all means decorate them with paint or watercolours etc).

Tip: I took the lid, cut it and laid it atop of the box to add extra dimension to the end product. 

Depending on the size of your box you could leave it here, however I wanted to add accessories, for me it was a toss up between fake cactus and twinkle lights.

  • Glue in your accessories, for me I thought fake miniature cacti and plants would look great. To glue them in I used the same Gorilla glue that I used in my DIY Wall Hanging Terrarium.

I bought my fake plants from eBay (1,2,3,4) but there are some cute ones on Amazon too, find them here and here.

DIY DESK CALENDAR

DIY DESK CALENDER


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17 Comments

  1. January 16, 2018 / 1:02 am

    This is amazing, very clever. The fake plants look brilliant with it, and suprisingly real 😊 I’ve checked out the one you based it on and I prefer yours xx

    • Sarah
      January 16, 2018 / 1:18 am

      Thank you! I’m happy with how it turned out, and thank you (!) that means a lot as I really liked the original (obviously, considering I did a DIY based off it 😉) xx

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