Guggenhouse: DIY Wall Calendar

Cottage Living DIY Wall CalendarCropped scan from March 2007 issue of Cottage Living (click for full size).  Photo by Robbie Caponetto.

I love this idea–my main frustration with month calendars is that the boxes aren’t big enough, and this solves that problem.

However, I would change the color scheme.  Some ideas:

  • Use a patterned wallpaper. Alternatively, use a dark or jewel-toned solid wallpaper for drama.  The instructions recommend a paper with texture to hide holes.
  • Play with ribbon size, texture, and color.
  • Modify the push-pins. I have a French memo board with pearl push-pins; fake gems or paper arrows are other fun ideas.
  • Exchange the month and day headers for something bolder.

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