Having all the tools needed to stay ahead of schedule is important. If a good desk organizer or a notepad suits your liking, then you’ll be smitten with these 20 creative DIY Calendar ideas—from hand-stamped wood ones to 3D printables—to organize and monitor birthdays, anniversaries, dates, exams, and other important things.
20 Creative DIY Calendar Ideas
Whether placed in the children’s bedroom, in the kitchen, or in the office, these 20 DIY calendar ideas are perfect for welcoming a New Year and keeping track of important activities, occasions, and events.
1. Sticky Note Calendar
Why not just use Sticky Notes to get organized? A DIY calendar like this cheery and bright Sticky Note calendar simply uses Washi tape with the month written on it while stuck on the wall. This video tutorial will show you how easy it is to make this brilliant DIY Sticky Note Calendar.
2. Perpetual Flip Calendar
You will love this flip option if a cute desk calendar is what you seek. Not only that it’s useful, it is also perfect for a pretty desk decor.
3. Masking Tape Wall Calendar
Believe it or not, it only took five materials and less than five minutes to create an amazing DIY calendar such as this Masking Tape Wall Calendar. The squares of this calendar have the numbers randomly positioned so that it looks supple. If you would like to try this DIY calendar idea, then you should check out the directions here.
4. Giant Wall Calendar
This giant calendar is perfect if you have enough space and you want the whole year laid out in front of you.
5. Color-Block Calendar
Go cheap with this color-coordinated DIY calendar! Ask from your local paint supplier your chosen chalkboard paint swatch, and select from that swatch which four colors you want to get. Request a sample size for each color instead of asking for the whole quart. This is a great money-saving tip, plus—no more storing of bulky paint cans once you are done.
6. Colorful Chalkboard Calendar
If you do not mind changing this daily, this awesome DIY calendar is not only amusing to look at, but also keeps you informed—literally.
7. Ombre Calendar
How about giving a DIY calendar that ombre effect to make it interesting? Create a grid on the wall by using a painter’s tape, level, and tape measure. For example, a grid might have a measurement of 32 inches by 45 inches with each block having half of an inch of space in between. The features of this self-made calendar include a bottom row with one coat of paint, while the top row has five—apply 5 coats of chalkboard paint that are tinted using a roller, so that each time you apply again, you leave one row out. Once dry, mark each square with a number using a chalk marker.
8. Chalkboard Calendar
In this DIY calendar idea, there is a chalkboard to remind you of “school” and a calendar to write down important notes. When it comes to construction and usage, this chalkboard calendar is a no-brainer.
9. Corkboard Calendar
Pushpins, blank tags, ribbon, and cork tiles combine to make this simple yet functional DIY calendar. Stick the cork tiles to a wall using removable wall adhesive. Use pins and ribbon to create a grid. Have seven tags marked with the days of the week, and stick them above. Mark the rest of the tags with the number of each calendar date. Use pins to hang the tags, and place the rest in a small resealable bag on the bottom in an open day.
10. Photo Flip Calendar
If you don’t need to jot memos down, a DIY calendar idea like this photo flip calendar would make a perfect choice, and it is also easy to use. You can also have some photos displayed at the same time.
11. Instagram Calendar
Unleash your creativity using a decorative paper, a yarn, glue, scissors, a mini-calendar, a plain poster board, and 12 subject photos to create a DIY calendar like this Instagram Calendar. It only takes a bit of cutting, gluing, adding holes, decorating, threading, and knotting to make this unique and quirky cute calendar.
12. Acrylic Calendar
If there is still a room, you can easily make a DIY calendar like this giant cool- and professional-looking acrylic calendar to organize your home office. Using and writing on it is super easy. You can use metal washers and spacers behind the calendar and screw it to the wall if you do not want it flushed to the wall.
13. Flip Desk Calendar
Why not go for a simple DIY calendar like this flip desk calendar that fits well inside an unused photo frame?
14. Dry Erase Calendar
Let’s get glittery! All you need to make a DIY calendar like this Dry Erase Calendar is a Glittersilk, a photo frame, a paper trimmer, a dry erase marker and eraser set, and the free downloadable design. Writing on it and cleaning it up is super easy. It is so aesthetically pleasing thanks to the Glittersilk.
15. Clipboard Calendar
A DIY calendar like this clipboard calendar is made easily and effortlessly. The internet has lots of free downloadable printable calendar pages. This makes it easy, quick, cost-friendly, and customizable. Simply put the printed calendar pages on a clipboard, hang it up, and voila—you’ve got yourself a DIY calendar!
16. Washi Tape Wall Calendar
Decorative, crafty, inexpensive and useful in various ways—just what a washi tape offers. For this simple DIY calendar idea, make an outline of your calendar by using the washi tape and use colored Post-It notes to fill in the days of the month and weekly days. With this colorful and awesome washi tape wall calendar, you can simply pull off and stick!
17. Desktop Calendar
A DIY calendar like this desktop calendar is just what everybody needs! It features a pretty photo or an inspirational quote and the day of the week, so you’ll always have something to look at to tell you what day it is even when you’re busy. Check out how this customized flip calendar is made here.
18. Chalkboard Tape Wall Calendar
Instead of using a chalkboard paint for painting a section of the wall, use a chalkboard tape for this DIY calendar project. The tape also comes with a dry-erase version. It is easy to jot down and change if needed. Awesome, right?
19. Paint Chip Calendar
Not only that paint chip crafts are fun but they are also cheap. A lot of DIY craft projects can be made with these varicolored swatches and one of those is a DIY calendar. Use paint chips or paint swatches to make a reusable dry-erase calendar for keeping track of your busy schedule.
This DIY calendar project is easy to craft and will definitely fit on any wall—in the office or in your room (or your kid’s room)! This colorful and eye-catching DIY calendar makes a great home décor as well.
20. Command Center with Calendar
Why not just keep everything straight. Have a command center and add your dry erase note board, dry erase calendar, receipts, shopping lists, and anything you want!