DIY Monthly organizer

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!


You need

  • 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

How to

  1. 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.
  2. 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!).
  3. 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? ).
  4. 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!


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