Sunday, April 22, 2012

Paint Chip Calendar


Today's how to is a paint chip dry erase calendar, how amazing does it look? I know you want to make one! So here is how i made mine!

First i bought a 14"x18" frame

Poster board which i cut out a 14"x18" piece and double stick tape

Then i chose 12 of 3 different paint chip colors -believe me it was a very hard decision, there were so many colors to choose from!!

Next i cut out 35 squares 2"x2" out of my paint chips and figured out a design i liked, once i found one i liked best i started taping the squares on the piece of post board i cut placing them 1.25" from the edge of the posterboard. Can i just say I LOVE double sided tape it's the best!

With the extra paint chips i cut them 2"x 1/2"  i cut 7 one for each day of the week and taped those on. Once you finish taping everything put it back in the frame.

Then i made some spring flowers out of felt and fabric for the corner to dress it up a bit.

Ta-da!

Here you have it, i won't lie i was really happy with how it turned out and i love the colors reminds me of the beach.




You can go ahead and use your dry-erase board markers to write your month out!

Of course she had to get into the camera action going on! I'm just loving my new camera, still learning but loving it!

Now go have fun making your own paint chip calendar!

Have Fun!

61 comments:

  1. Love it!I want to make one.what camera did you get?

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  2. Love it!! Out of all the paint sample projects I have been seeing lately, this is the winner! GREAT idea! I am a Brand New blogger & would LOVE it if you would follow me!!! Thanks so much in advance & thanx for the calendar tute! This is going to look great in my new PINK craft room!!! Chelle kweenbee_612@yahoo.com
    http://chellesinthedesert.blogspot.com/

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  3. Great idea and best use of paint chips that I've seen in a long time. Thanks so much for linking up at Etcetorize!

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  4. What a brilliant idea. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  5. I love those colors! I totally need to make one of these. Thanks for linking up!

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  6. I made one of these too a while back. I really love the colors you chose and the little flags you made for the days of the week.

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  7. This is such a great idea. How clever. Love the outcome.

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  8. Great idea !!

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  9. How clever! There seems to be so many different things to do with paint chips these days. And the best part about that is that they are free! Thanks for the inspiration!

    scobellexpressions.blogspot.com

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  10. Ok, I'm definitely copying this!!! Just bookmarked it! :)

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  11. I made something similar to this a while ago but I never thought of using paint chips! I may have to revamp my old one :)

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  12. So cute! I've been wanting to make one of these.

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  13. This is such a fun idea! I love the colors and how it came out! Very Creative! Hope you have a great day!
    Michelle
    www.delicateconstruction.com

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  14. This is such a cool idea! I'm pinning it!

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  15. Very pretty and very inventive!!

    I am a new follower, found you on the blog hop. If you have time, please check out my blog http://www.whatjeanlikes.com I followed you!!

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  16. This is really cool! My best friend made one, and it looks so classy in her kitchen. I also like that you don't have to waste paper with buying new calendars year after year. Thanks for sharing how you did it!

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  17. This is so cool! What a great idea! Thanks for linking up to the Pinteresting Link Party! I'm following along with you now. http://herestohandyandy.blogspot.com/

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  18. Oh I love it!! That's so cool! I love how cheap and easy it is - great color choices! :)

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  19. Superb idea! Love how it turned out. I just made a dry erase menu board using a similar idea, and now I think I need to make a matching calendar! Thanks for the inspiration. :)

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  20. Love your idea!! Thanks for sharing! Please follow our blog as we document our lives on our way to Hollywood :D http://the-bodkins.blogspot.com

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  21. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday - you were featured today!!
    --Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

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  22. This is soooo original!!! It was such a great look!!! Love it!

    Thanks for sharing at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!

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  23. Great paint chip project. I'm getting ready to try one too. I even told the paint guy at my local Home Depot that I planned on grabbing some but not painting anything with the color chips I acquired. This way I wouldn't feel guilty. (I'm funny that kind of way.) I told him my project idea and he thought it would look cute! He even wants to see a picture of it when I get finished. Funny how things work out differently than you were expecting.

    Anyway, my project is as follows:
    I grabbed a rainbow of paint chips. Each chip has three shades of the base color on it. I am going to cut several butterfly shapes out of each shade and cut several different sizes. I am going to glue them on the backer of my shadow frame in a spiral pattern. SO, the butterflies will start out with my red shades in very small sizes and spiral into larger and larger sizes and follow the rainbow in colors.

    Did I describe that okay? He seemed to get it but I probably said it a little differently! Ha. PLUS, I could talk with my hands and the details would be clearer that way. (or at least us "hand talkers" think so.)

    Have a great one and thanks for sharing!
    :P

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  24. Great blog! I'm your newest follower from the blog hop!
    Briana at http://babblingsandmore.blogspot.com

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  25. What a neat idea! Love this!

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  26. Such a cute board! Just stopping by from A Creative Princess blog hop. I was wondering if you would like to be a guest blogger on my blog Doodles & Doilies. We could feature this fun project or another one of your creative ideas. Let me know if you are interested...doodlesanddoilies (at) gmail (dot) com

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  27. This is super cute! I may have to try this! XO, Liz @ Love Grows Wild

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  28. This is such a great idea. Your little helper is so cute! Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays. I saw that you linked up for the bloglovin blog hop, but I can't find your bloglovin button to follow you with it. If you haven't added bloglovin to your blog head back over to the hop. The instructions on how to do it are included with the hop. Let me know when you add it so I can stop back over and follow you with it. Thanks for joining!

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  29. Super cute!! I'm a new follower on blog lovin :)

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  30. CUTE project!! Following from the BLOGLOVIN hop!! ;)

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  31. This is such a great idea! Super cute too! Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.
    Rachel
    adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

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  32. What a great idea!! I've taken so many paint chips from the store that it's almost criminal I'm sure! Now I know what to do with them :)

    Stopping by from Happy Hour Projects Freestyle Friday!

    Kelsey
    embracingmessy.blogspot.com

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  33. Popping over from Chic on a Shoestring Budget link party. Very cute - thanks for sharing!

    Kelly @ herringbone lane

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  34. This is a great project! Would you consider linking it up to my Pinworthy Projects Linky Party over at Just Us Four?

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  35. Probably my favorite paint chip project to date! Would love for you to stop by and link up to the Pomp Party!

    http://jill-createcraftlove.blogspot.com/2012/04/pomp-party-15.html

    Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

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  36. Oh my goodness this is such an awesome idea. I love that you can use a picture frame and just write on the glass with dry erase markers. Brilliant.

    I followed you over from Whimsy Wednesday Link Party.

    I would love to invite you to share this, and any other posts you would like to, at my Creative Thursday Link Party at www.michellestastycreations.blogspot.com.

    Have a great day,
    Michelle

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  37. That is so cute!!! Love it! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Thursday's Temptation.
    Jill

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  38. What a great idea!! I love the extra flowers that you added to it too. Thanks so much for sharing at The Creative Spark - I'll be featuring this on my Facebook page. Happy Sunday!
    Jenn :)

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  39. Thank you for sharing that fantastic idea and that little cutie pie! Have a great day.

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  40. I am so totally going to do this! Thanks for posting! Found you from Think Pink Sunday #58 at Flamingo Toes. I am soooo pinning this now!

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  41. This is such a fantastic project. I know what you mean about the paint chips. I just stand there mesmerized! Thanks for sharing at this week's link party!

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  42. So cute and I love the colors! I would love for you to share this with my "Unveil Your Genius" link party.
    http://taylornorris.blogspot.com/2012/04/unveil-your-genius-link-party-8.html

    Happy Sunday!

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  43. This is so cute! It's great that you can make it to match any room in the house!

    We'd love to see this project at our Beautify It Monday link party which opens tonight at 5pm!

    -Four Sisters

    http://bringingbeauty.blogspot.com/

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  44. Thank you for linking up to my Not "Baaad" Sundays blog hop! I shared your nifty post on Pinterest and Twitter :)

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  45. Geez, I was hoping your awesome creativeness was in sewing, but now I see it's in so many more areas. You are incredibly creative, and I loved the calendar and love the flowers on the top right. So very pretty. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best Par.tay!

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  46. Thanks for linking up to the Tuesday To Do Party! Hope you'll come again this week! This month's Pretty Packages party is now up for any of your lovely wrapped gifts!
    http://blackberryvine.blogspot.com/2012/04/pretty-packages-party-14-highlights.html
    Smiles!
    Jami
    www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

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  47. Oooooh! This is just darling! Love the colors and the flowers and everything :)

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  48. Love this idea! Paint chips are so versatile, and you could even change them out with the seasons for free.

    I've featured you from Creative Juice Thursday on my site this evening, and also shared this on Pinterest.

    Thanks for inspiring me to makeover my kitchen gallery wall with a little paint chip action...

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  49. Loved this so much I featured it: http://trophyw.blogspot.com/2012/05/winners-and-features.html

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  50. I love this I love this I love this! Annnddd I happen to have a pile of paint chips sitting next to me right now! Thank you for the inspiration!!!! AND thank you for linking up at my place!!!!! I am inspired!
    Jaime from crafty scrappy happy

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  51. fabulous idea!! love the colors you used!
    I'll be featuring you this week @ Inspire Me Fridays!
    Thanks so much for linking up!

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  52. Great way to use paint chips! Thank you for sharing on A Crafty Soiree. I've featured your project this week. Come by and see it when you get a chance the newest linky will be up at midnight tonight!

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  53. What a cute, fun idea! So clever! Love the beachy color scheme too! Thanks for sharing at Shine on Fridays!

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  54. Featuring this tomorrow on One Artsy Mama!

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  55. This is super fantastic and I love it. I just adore using those paint chips for arts and crafts. Thanks for sharing! :-)

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  56. Thank you for linking up to my Unveil Your Genius Linky last week! New link party is live: http://taylornorris.blogspot.com/2012/05/unveil-your-genius-link-party-9.html

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  57. How clever to use the paint chip samples! I love the colors you oicked out. So glad you linked this up at Sunday Blog Love, this is one of my favorites for the week. Please come back again this weekend if you can. Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

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  58. Thanks so much for linking up in last week's linky party! I love this idea! This turned out so great! Love the flowers you added! I wanted to let you know you have been featured at this week's party, my Facebook page, and this post has been pinned to my Pinterest board!! I am loving your blog and am your newest follower! I will be looking forward to future posts! Be sure to stop by and grab a featured button! Thanks! http://www.artistic31mama.com/2012/05/fabulous-fridays-9.html

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  59. This is such a cute idea -- I'm working on my own version of this and will be sure to link back to you when I post mine!

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