DIY Fabric Dry Erase Calendar

When I saw this fabric backed dry erase board idea from Paper N Stitch on Craft, I got so excited! Life as a writer involves a lot of deadlines (as does life as a mom, right?) and I had been trying to think of a way to display my editorial dates & story pitches for one of my other gigs in an up-in-your-face-get-it-done-now-woman kind of way, while still being pleasant to look at. Thank you Britnni for the inspiration!
See how I made my Fabric Backed Dry Erase Calendar after the jump…

Fabric Backed Dry Erase Calendar

1.  Grabbed a cheap frame from the front-hall-closet of unused frames:

2.  Ironed this Paula Prass Chevron fabric, cut it to a few inches bigger on all sides, and taped it to the cardboard insert that came with the frame:

3.  I cut some lengths of ribbon, weaved them across the front at intervals appropriate to the spaces I need for my editorial calendar, and taped them to the back of the frame:

4.  Put it back together and realized I hated the black frame:

5. Spray painted the frame a nice warm gray and hung that baby up.

Snagged some washable dry erase markers and got to scheduling! Sorry I had to blur out the details, I don’t want to scoop myself!

If I get motivated one of these days, I’m going to take it down and use iron on transfers to make some labels (DUE DATE/ RUN DATE/ PITCH/ FEATURE, etc.)




See, this is why I love you guys…I took a break from sewing the DIY tissue garland for a friend's baby shower so I could feed my baby and then I read yet another great idea.


Love this idea!! Anything to add a little more style to my day to day life makes me happy:) Thanks for sharing!

Mama Hoot

Fantastic! I desperately need a dry erase board in my office and this is so much more appealing than the boring ol' white ones.


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