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{diy desk calendar for the new year}

quick and easy diy calendar to spruce up your office space

DIY Desk Calendar for the new year from {nifty thrifty things}

Can you believe we’re only 4 days away from 2017?!

After a couple days of gift-giving and overeating for Christmas (which was a lot of fun!), my mom and I felt inspired to craft again. Too bad it was still a holiday over here and all the stores were closed. So, we had to get creative with what we had on hand..

The outcome: A desk calendar for the new year!

DIY Desk Calendar for the new year from {nifty thrifty things}

 

What you’ll need:

  • a piece of wood
  • 26 gift tags (12 for the months, 14 for the 2-digit days)
    • if you have tags that look pretty on both sides, you can stamp each side and will only need 13 tags
  • rubber stamps (numbers & letters) & ink pad
  • 3 thumb tacks
  • 3 binder clips

DIY Desk Calendar for the new year from {nifty thrifty things}

How it’s done:

  1. Stamp the 12 months on 12 gift tags — we only used the first three letters of the months.
  2. Stamp 0, 1, 2 & 3 for the first part of the day digits.
  3. Stamp 0 — 9 for the rest of the day digits.
  4. Clamp all the months, the first pack of digits and then the second pack of digits together with binder clips.
  5. Use thumb tacks to attach each binder clip to the board.
  6. Done — easy-peasy! ;)

DIY Desk Calendar for the new year from {nifty thrifty things}

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8 Comments

  • Reply
    Demi
    Saturday December 31st, 2016 at 07:47 AM

    What a unique idea! I love it when things that appear useless are turned into something so stylish and pretty!!

    • Reply
      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Sunday January 1st, 2017 at 08:46 PM

      Thank you so much for the sweet comment! I’m so happy to hear you like the little project. :)
      Happy New Year!
      XO! Vanessa

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    Dara
    Sunday January 1st, 2017 at 05:22 PM

    This is so pretty! Hmm, I have a few birthdays coming up this month…it would make a lovely gift!

    • Reply
      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Sunday January 1st, 2017 at 08:48 PM

      Thank you, Dara!! :)
      These calendars would make perfect birthday presents!
      XO’s and happy New Year!
      Vanessa

  • Reply
    Lora
    Sunday January 8th, 2017 at 11:21 PM

    Pretty and simple <3 Love it! Also… I really need a bigger desk for pretty office stuff like this, haha!

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    Janina
    Sunday November 19th, 2017 at 02:04 PM

    Tolle Idee:) Werde ich gleich dieses Jahr zu Weihnachten verschenken!
    Wo hast du denn die schönen Klammern her?

    • Reply
      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Saturday November 25th, 2017 at 09:54 PM

      Hallo liebe Janina,
      bitte entschuldige die späte Antwort..
      Wie schön, dass Dir die Kalender-Idee gefällt! :)
      Woher die Klammern kamen, weiß ich ehrlich gesagt gar nicht mehr genau. Wenn Du aber mal nach “goldene Büroklammern” bei Google oder Amazon suchst, bekommst Du solche angezeigt.
      Ich hoffe das hilft.
      Liebste Grüße und ein tolles Restwochenende,
      Vanessa

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