I know, it is not really the time of the year when people usually search for calendars. But I moved in a new apartment at the beginning of the month and since my boyfriend and I have dissimilar life rhythms, we found necessary to own a common calendar to organize our time. I find that an a analog version, traditionally hung on the wall of the kitchen, would be perfect. This way, I made this:
In case you were wondering what this is: a DINA3 monthly organizer. Wanna make the same? Here you go!
- As much DINA3 white paper pages as you have months to plan (8, in my case)
- a ruler
- a cutter and a pair of scissors
- a black thin pen
- a document that shows the position of the days vs dates (cell phone with calendar function)
- 2 pieces of light wood
- a stapler and glue
- a piece of yarn
- draw a matrix of 7 x 6 or 7 x 5 squares (7 days and 5 or 6 weeks, depending on who the month is distributed). I chose to make squares of 4 x 4 cm for a clean style. Name each square with a date and write the name of the month on the top of the matrix.
- Cut the wood on 2 equal-sized pieces, so it fits the top of your pages. I chose to let the wood pieces a tiny bit larger than the paper (stylish-condition!).
- Staple all the pages together on a piece of wood. Then staple each end of the piece of yarn on the paper (that you just stapled on the wood. Still following? ).
- Glue the second piece of wood on the paper, so its covers the staples… (am I understandable??)
Hang on the wall, enjoy a brilliant daily organized time table!
Evidently, you can design the calendar digitally and print it. But if you, like me, do not have the possibility to print your design, a hand made procedure is always feasible!