First Blog Swap, Stephanie from Somewhat Simple

{Check out my post at Stephanie’s blog here}
Happy Friday Everyone! My name is Stephanie and I am so excited to be taking over Mique’s blog today! Excuse me while I kick up my feet and make myself comfortable…

For today’s special post, I put together an easy tutorial for a Dry-Erase Glass Calendar- these are so fun, I am sure you have seen them- but here is my take on it!

MATERIALS: All you need is a glass frame, a sharpie marker, a ruler and vinyl stickers if you have them. (If you dont have them, just write the labels yourself with the marker, or email me- I will get you some!)

Here is the frame I chose:

(My sister actually got it years ago at IKEA in the as-is section for $1.99- I don’t know what it was supposed to be for, but it sure fits perfect for this calendar of mine!)

DIRECTIONS: First, I painted the frame red and then distressed it by sanding the edges.

Then I flipped the frame over to the backside, got my free ruler from the grocery store and my trusty Sharpie marker and went to work drawing lines!

I was worried about this part, wondering if one slip of my hand would make a line not straight and ruin the entire glass, but I was pleasantly surprised at how easy the marker comes off with a little Windex and paper towel. I changed my mind on the spacing of each area and had to erase that “permanent marker” several times!!! PLEASE NOTE: It is important to draw the lines on the back of the glass so you don’t have to worry about the lines coming off the more you use this calendar.

After the lines were drawn, I applied my vinyl stickers, also to the backside of the glass. (If you are cutting your vinyl, you will need to cut it backwards so it looks right from the front.)

Lastly, I added some hardware to the back so it will hang on the wall, like so:

When all of that is done, your calendar is finished! Simply use a dry erase marker to write and rewrite your family’s happenings!

One cute variation I saw was done on a 12×12 frame so you can change the background of you calendar with scrapbook paper to match the seasons of the year! This idea is a lot of fun, so make one and get creative with it!

I would love for you all to come visit me at Somewhat Simple. We have an online party every Thursday where everyone is invited to “Stut their Stuff” and show off their recent creations- come join the fun!!! We are also getting ready for a serious giveaway- click on this picture for details:


I had a ton of fun here with you today! Thanks Mique for having me!

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Hi- I'm Mique (as in Mickey). I started 30days as an idea file a few years ago. After three years and hundreds of ideas, I now realize that I'll never check them all off my list. When I'm not creating, I love spending time with family and friends and long drives, especially if they end at the beach.
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  1. Melissa says

    May I ask where you got the vinyl stickers from?

    Love this project and I agree with it being a great Christmas present.

  2. Steph @ somewhatsimple says

    Thanks for the love everyone!
    I had a blast here Mique!
    And Melissa, I made the stickers myself with my vinyl cutter. If you want some, there are a bazillion vinyl companies on the internet, you can probably find something local to you. You can always email me too and I will be glad to help you out!
    stephd757@yahoo.com

  3. Heather says

    What a cool idea! I may have to try this one someday :)

    I wanted to let you know that I nominated your blog for a Kreativ Blogger award! Visit my blog for instructions on what to do. ;)

    theherberfamily.blogspot.com
    My Frugal Family

    - Heather

  4. Amyinwi says

    love it! I have just the frame sitting around waiting for the perfect project. I like that yours is a one week calandar,too!