When Chris from Just a Girl (for those of you living in a cave and don’t know offhand who Chris is—and might I add that it’s totally impressive your wireless works in a cave), posted the calendar below on her fabulous site I knew that I needed it. It is adorable and at $18 it is pretty reasonably priced. You can order yours from Say it with Style.
The problem is that I seriously do not have an extra $18 right now. I know. How sad to be me. Cue violins. Fortunately for me, resourcefulness doesn’t cost me a thing and I seem to have plenty of it. My first thought was to print a calendar out in mirror image and trace it onto the glass to mimic the vinyl decal. Then, I thought of all the hand cramps that come with tracing and my inability to even draw a straight line with a ruler. Hmmmm. Plan B was then put into effect. I decided I would find a frame, print out a calendar, and stick it inside the frame. Sound ridiculously easy? Why, yes…it is.
Then, I used Scrapblog.com to make a cute header for my calendar, exported it as a jpeg, opened it in Word and sized it to legal and printed it out. To some of you, I recognize that sounded a lot like the adults in a Charlie Brown episode. Mwa, mwa, mwa, mwa, mwa…. I promise to you all that I will do a Scrapblog tutorial one of these days!
And knowing how much I love green and black, I made sure to spray paint the grass too. Who doesn’t love black splotches on their grass? Sorry Mom and Dad. It will grow :).
I layered the two legal sheets on top of one another and placed them in the frame!
Look at how cute it is! And if I want to change it up, I can just open the back and take out the header and replace it with something more seasonal.
Here it is marked up a bit for you so you can feel the full calendar effect. For those of you wondering, B.S. actually stands for Bible Study which is fantastic and filled with Truth and rarely, if ever, any B.S. 🙂
So for the price of my parents’ computer ink, ancient spray paint, and ridiculously old frame, I was able to get my calendar. Yay me! Cue marching band.