With every new year comes the need for a new calendar. It seems like every store we walk into around this time offers an extensive collection of various calendars featuring cute baby animals, famous artwork, beautiful scenic views, and just about anything else. But why use a generic store-bought calendar when you can easily design a more personalized one yourself?
Here at Celebrations, we've put together some of our absolute favorite ideas for making this year's calendar an extra special one. Check them out below and try one for yourself!
Paint Sample Calendar
We love how vibrant and professional this DIY calendar from Chicisms turned out; who knew paint samples could be so crafty? All you really need for this creative and adorable calendar are your everyday paint samples from the local hardware store, a picture frame, and a sharpie!
Image via Chicisms
Instagram Photo Calendar
Instagram is the fantastic mobile app that allows anyone to transform their everyday photographs into artistic, often professional-looking, shareable pictures. Take it one step further with this fun idea we found on Lingered Upon by using your favorite Instagrams to create a beautiful photo calendar!
Image via Lingered Upon
Washi Tape Calendar
Washi tape has recently taken the crafting world by storm due to its resilient and multi-use nature, not to mention how cute it is. The trendy tape comes in hundreds of different colors and prints, and can be stuck to just about anything. We think it's a great idea to work washi tape into your 2013 calendar, just like Lolalina did here!
Image via Lolalina
Colorful Post-It Calendar
Post-it notes are often used for small daily reminders, like grocery lists, birthdays, and other specific tasks. The classic small pieces of paper serve a similar purpose in this creative homemade calendar made of post-its! This calendar, found on Giddy Giddy, is extraordinarily simple and low-cost.
Image via Giddy Giddy
Chalkboard Wall Calendar
This chalkboard wall calendar from Homedit is perfect if you really want to make a statement. We love how it makes for an entire wall's decor. Plus, with a calendar this large, it doesn't seem likely that you'll ever forget an appointment or birthday!
Image via Homedit