Monday, August 3, 2009

Dry Erase Calendar

I have been mulling over this to-do list on MakeItandLoveIt here. I used the basic concept but tweaked it just a bit:)

(one of my very favorite craft blogs!!)

I have a terrible memory and am notorious for planning 2 things at the same time due to my forgetfulness. I started using a planner which did wonders for me but am having a hard time keeping it up since the little one came along.... here I am back to double booking myself.

We desperately needed a calendar that was always visible and easily accessible.


I simple drew the calendar with black permanent marker on the INSIDE of the glass. In order to not have the days of the week backwards, I wrote them on the outside with dry erase and then turned it over and traced it with the permanent marker on the inside.)

There you have it. Now I have NO more excuses for forgetting an appointment or being double booked!!

I love it and I even spotted my husband looking at it to confirm an appointment time... SUCCESS!




32 comments:

Ashley said...

Melissa.......GREAT IDEA! The calendar idea is great. And the whole perm. marker thing is perfect for the inside. Anyway, thanks for linking.

By the way, I was just talking to my sister and she was saying that her sister-in-law (Jaime Gilbert) had a link to your blog about some meal planning that I needed to check out. When you left that comment on my blog, I recognized that name and was like, "Hey, my sister was just telling me about these guys!" Anyway, she was telling me that Jaime is a friend of yours or something (not sure) but that I really needed to check out the meal planning ideas. So thanks......I'm right on top of that!

Thanks again. :)

Ashley
Make It and Love It

Amy said...

I am in a de-lurking phase right now, so just wanted to tell you that I loved the owl tutorial. It was the first thing I have ever really made on my own, and it turned out so cute! Also, I love the calender idea! I may have to make some Christmas gifts with that idea! Thanks so much.

Jill said...

I have the same kind! Love it! I would never go back to a paper one!

Beth- the mama bee said...

oh my goodness, I'm ready to go make it now. thanks!
ps- I have other things I should be doing... thanks... I'm gonna blame it on you :)

Rebekah said...

That's brilliant!!

Cori said...

Now I LOVE that!

Controlling My Chaos said...

Awesome. I think I saw one of these in the Pottery Barn catalog, so think of all the money you saved by making it yourself. Way to go!

Jenette said...

I made one of these awhile back and love it!

Melissa said...

How do you store your dry erase markers so that they're nearby when you need them? I'd love to hear your ideas.

Beth said...

What a clever girl! Love this idea and might just have to copy it!

hzgrace said...

I had a white board with a calendar already printed on it. Over time it got bent bruised. Your idea has more staying power. I think I might have everything I need.
THANK YOU
and be blessed

Jamison Family said...

I had this same idea this week! I love seeing it in action. I know mine will be great too. My SIL hated that I use a dry erase calendar because I can't save all the things I write down (teeth, sitting, crawling, walking, etc...) so at the end of the month before I wipe mine off I take a picture. Paperless digital memory :)

DV- Rebecca L. said...

Awesome!! thanks :)

Lynn from For Love or Funny said...

Brilliant! I never thought of making a dry erase board that way. And I love how you figured out how to write the days of the week backwards.

Carol said...

Wow, what a great idea!

Mandaleighta said...

This is perfect! I will be doing this project as soon as possible :)

Danielle (Life with the Hewitt Family) said...

I just LOVE this idea! I can't wait to get my supplies for this project!

Kari @ Ucreate said...

My sister gave me one of these for Christmas and I LOVE IT!

Lorie said...

Very nice!

Rebekah said...

Thanks for making this up! I was just wondering how to do something similar!!

Amy said...

I love this idea, in fact I love most of your ideas. I am in the process of making one and was wondering how you drew your calendar so perfect?

Melissa said...

Melissa-
I just keep the markers in my junk drawer which is located very near the calendar... not creative but out of the way and very accessible at the same time!
Amy-
It is not perfect but I just used a straight ruler and measure everything out very carefully. I can get a little overboard on the measuring part:)
Good luck and thanks for all the love! I LOVE that you all Love it:)
Melissa-nannygoat

Beth- the mama bee said...

I featured your blog and this project over at my blog today. I tried out your project and love it! I have a 'featured on' button too, if you're interested. Beth

http://mamabeefromthehive.blogspot.com/2009/08/from-attic-picture-frame-to-calendar.html

Crocheting Mom said...

Love this idea, and it's so simple! Thank you for sharing it!!

Regards.

em said...

Good job, Melis! I will have to refer back to this post when we move and I have ROOM to put something like this up! I have seen them at Robert's for 40 + dollars, so this is a great alternative, and is JUST as cute! :)

The creative housewife said...

What do u use to write the stuff one there? will dry erase work? Super cute idea!

Rayna said...

HI, I love this and I'm ready to make one. I was wondering if I could use your pictures as an example on my blog?
Thank you for so many great ideas!

Kathryn-nannygoat said...

Yes, thanks for asking. Just put a link back to our blog and that will be great.

Anonymous said...

This looks great! I want to make one for my classroom. I'm curious what size picture frame you used. It seems pretty big...maybe 18x24?

LilyWhite said...

Idea for markers: We used the magnetic tape (which never works the way you want it to) and put it on the dry erase markers, then put them on the magnetic strip covered in fabric from your earlier posts next to it, looks awesome!!

Your blog is wonderful, btw

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Danielle said...

I'm loving this idea, i'm just the same, never remember and my hubby is forever moving my diary, i like things on show so i don't forget important things while he hides everything away, i've got a couple of spare frames behind my sofa so may just use one to make this fab project........ what with my own childcare business as well and being a full time mommy things get forgotten easily lol, thank you for all your fab ideas.
I'm new to your blog so am loving reading all your ideas and getting to know you and your amazing kiddos who are so dam cute