This is a very cute and super easy craft that one of my friends and I saw at a scrapbook convention we went to last fall (LOVE those!)
The only difference is that they made theirs (can’t remember which booth we saw it at) with a calendar printed on a transparency.
So, EVEN if I had a printer that could print 12″x 12″…….The transparencies were A)Impossible to find and B) SUPER expensive once I did locate some.
Enter my vinyl cutter.
You could probably even do this with a paint pen and a straight edge ruler (haven’t tried it yet, though).
So here’s how:
Calendar vinyl or paint pen (maybe even a sharpie!)
Shadowbox or square picture frame
Cute piece of scrapbook paper
Yup! That’s all!
So, start by taking the door off your shadowbox OR taking the glass out. Trust me, it’s so much easier with the door off/ glass out.
Then, take your calendar vinyl and apply it to the INSIDE of the glass. That’s why it’s backwards.
Put the door back on/glass back in and put some cute paper in,
I took the mat out of this super-cute frame (that I got at Marshall’s for only 5 bucks!) to maybe use later on another project. So, instead I cut down a thick cereal box and used it to pad the frame with. By-the-way….this cereal is SO YUMMY. There’s teeny tiny chocolate chips inside each piece of cereal. heaven.
These are great ‘cuz you can change the paper according to the seasons or your mood.
I even taught these for my Crafter’s Club last December and gave some out as Christmas gifts, too!
I used some beautiful valentine’s paper in the picture of the shadowbox because I was feelin’ it today. And for the smaller one I LOVED the autumn-y colors on that paper. Even though it’s still hotter than the sun here :)
I forgot to mention…….that you just use dry erase markers on this. SO EASY.
Oh, yeah, and the little one is going to someone who signed up for my “Pay it forward”, but I won’t tell who so it will be a surprise (a little).