Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Gi-gu-mongous Calendar How-To :)

As promised, though admittedly very late, here are the instructions for creating your very own massive wall calendar. As much as I would like to impress you all with my fabulous creative genious and tell you that I came up with this idea all by myself . . . that would be a big, fat lie. :) I came across this idea while thumbing through an issue of Cottage Living (thank you Thelma)! The link will take you to their very precise and detailed instructions.



I skipped many of the steps and eyeballed a lot. I was running out of ribbon near the end, so a lot of my bottom rows are pieced together from my scraps! I did use their numbers and day and month names - very neat and easy! I do not, however, have the cork-board base (although I think it would be very useful), I was using to tape and sticky tack for hanging all of our happenings.



Until - using ribbon, paper clips and mini binder clips - I added this new feature, inspired by The Nester:



I really like those hangy clippys :)



And no, I am not attending a baby shower on the 23rd, nor do I have a doctor's appointment on the 14th, but we did not have any "happenings" on the calendar yet, so I made some up :)




There you have it! (Aren't you proud of me? I'm already in July!??!)



Thanks for reading!

23 comments:

  1. Very nice!!! A good and pretty way to stay organized!!! Thanks for sharing!!

    ~Blessings,
    Jan

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  2. I am SO doing this when we get into a house.

    Thanks for giving us a close up!

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  3. That is such an awesome idea! It looks GREAT! :) I just need to find an empty wall to make that haha, that is quite the problem for me!!! xoxox!

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  4. I've been thinking...

    Since you have such a great blog that seeks to honor God and you lead the way in bringing honor back to marriage,
    I thought I'd pass along to you a blog award!

    Stop by and check it out!

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  5. Like Amanda, I also Awarded you! Check it out again!


    Also, I looove this calendar.

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  6. SSsssssWWEeet! I absolutely LOVE this idea. =)

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  7. Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I've been having a ton of fun with this. I think I've had 300 or so comments today! The calendar you posted here looks awesome! I just don't think my hubby would go for something like that. Even though yours is super-fab, he'd still think it was too girly.

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  8. Looks great Katy, love the little extra ribbon and clip thingy. Have a great day.

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  9. I love it! I wish I had a wall to put one on. LOL Maybe I'll do it in my girls room by their desk. Hmmm....

    Thanks for sharing 'how to'.

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  10. LOVE IT! LOVE IT! Got to do it... So glad that I popped in to see this... I agree that it is perfect for the whole family.. And love your made up events! Kayce

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  11. Thank you for posting this - I absolutley love it!

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  12. oooh, I am such a planner and I la la LOVE this idea. I might just have to do this because i heart it that much!

    I wanted to pop by and say thanks for entering my giveaway the other day at Tip Junkie and for hopping over to my blog.

    I know that I am going to pull up a chair and mark this spot as a favorite!

    Hope to see you again soon...

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  13. Katy Lin, You are an organized person. I can use this idea thats for sure. And I am proud of you.

    Jeanne

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  14. Girl, I have been waiting for this-hehe. I need to show my DIL, I think she and the girls will love it.

    Very creative.

    hugs to you,
    Barb

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  15. Very nice idea, Katy Lin! With my middle age eyes I need something "Gi-gu-mongous" so I can see it! :-)

    Hugs, Pat

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  16. Katy Lin that is absolutely fantastic! I think you did a great job eye-balling and all!

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  17. Very cute! Yours came out great!

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  18. Thank you for stopping by my site and leaving encouraging words. It means alot to me. And I appreciate your words during this tough time. **HUGS**

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  19. This is such a cute idea! I could use something like this to keep track of my family's schedule. I'm just not sure where I could put it.

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  20. That is brilliant! I'm just about to move house but will set this up when I arrive at my destination hehe :) so pretty too!

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