Learn how to make your own DIY chalkboard calendar!
Baseball season for my boys is just around the corner, and in preparation, I
decided needed to create a DIY chalkboard calendar.
For this chalkboard paint project, I used an old mirror I found last summer at a flea market. However, you could also paint over the glass of an old frame or paint a chalkboard directly to a wall. First, I painted chalkboard paint on my mirror and waited 24 hours after the final coat dried. (I did two coats for this project.) Next, I printed out my lettering for the mirror.
You can get the free printables here:
calendarQUOTE (Let Today Be The Day – Part 1)
calendarQUOTE(2) (Let Today Be The Day – Part 2)
DAYSofTHEweek (M Tu W Th F Sa Su)
Then, I used the technique I shared in a previous post to get my perfect lettering. If you don’t know this technique, I promise it’s fairly simple and you can check out my tutorial HERE.
Making the calendar lines was the hardest part. I went with 7 boxes across for the days of the week and 5 boxes down. Unfortunately, I didn’t think about the fact that a few months start on Saturday and actually require 6 boxes down (Like this month, March 2014). Anyway, I’ll just be a day late (or early) switching the months, and this will solve my problem.
I used a (semi-permanent) chalk pen on the quote, days of the week, and grid lines (I did 4-inch squares). This way, when I erase the board every month, only the events erase (since I use regular chalk to fill in the squares).
*I found these chalk pens on Amazon.
They are great for chalkboards you want to keep more “permanent”.
Here’s an affiliate link for the chalk pens on Amazon:
Get organized with this (monthly view) calendar. I use a regular piece of white chalk to fill it in every month.
Do you prefer a weekly schedule? I also use a weekly chalkboard calendar in my kitchen.
To see this calendar (and tutorial for a chalkboard fridge) click HERE.
The shoe cubby was a find at a local antique shop. I was told it was once in my town’s original post office. True story or not, it’s one of my favorite finds to date. Also, the mirror I used is a little larger than 2 feet by 3 feet. I wouldn’t go much smaller because I think you won’t have room to write in the squares.
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*All Sincerely Sara D. printables are for personal, non-commercial use only. Use
I have several other free printables on the blog: