DIY Mini ‘Laundry’ Calendar

I love useful/thoughtful favors as much as I despise little pieces of crap that end up in the landfill right after a wedding. This idea spawned from my panic after hearing about yet another bad one in the works.

You can Download This Calendar for April 2009 through December 2010. I made a sample favor here by adding the circle design from MOH-Ho’s invites on her wedding date.

Below are instructions to make the lil’ calendar:

1. Cut an 8″ long piece of wire (most wires would work, I used 26 ga. wire which was really thin):

2. Bend at 2 1/4″ and 5 1/4″ like this:

3. Pull wire through the springs of two mini 1″ clothespins:

4. Bend, twist, and bend some mo’ to make hanger shape:

5. Download Calendar and print (I recommend printing on linen paper for the texture. If you’re making them in bulk, I suggest using recycled linen paper like this one)

6. Cut or tear out each month, they need not be exactly the same size (I like to score then tear to give me torn edges that don’t get too crazy)

7. I’ve included little tags for the hanger, which you can add as desired (see first or last pic). Of course, you can also make your own.

8. Clip ’em suckas with the clothespins and you’ve got yourself a wee calendar!

It costs less than a shiny quarter and takes less than 5 minutes to make, so I made MOH-Ho a countdown calendar! :)

Happy Crafting!


Mrs. Green Tea

Wedding Date:
August 2008
Effective Exercising
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    chickasjf 161 posts, Blushing bee @ 4:39 pm

    That is sooo cute! You could even use them as super cool save the dates.

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    tea 2414 posts, Buzzing bee @ 4:42 pm

    that is too cute. where do you come up with these things?!

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    ipodgirl 385 posts, Helper bee @ 4:47 pm

    This is so cute & creative! Thanks for sharing!

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    Vic004 804 posts, Busy bee @ 4:48 pm

    ooh I love your little designs, that linen paper looks so awesome, and just ties everything together!

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    mascara 859 posts, Busy bee @ 4:59 pm

    This is SO cute! I think I might make some for shower favors! Who wouldn’t want a cute little calendar to hang in their office or on their fridge?

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    sarsk624 361 posts, Helper bee @ 5:12 pm

    Adorable. made me want to rethink my favors

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    perfume 82 posts, Worker bee @ 5:37 pm

    Mrs. GT, why are you so amazing? All your projects are just incredibly creative and well-done! I at once heart/hate you for being so awesome. 😉

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    Aylee Bits 64 posts, Worker bee @ 6:48 pm

    That is so cute!!

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    quiche 3150 posts, Sugar bee @ 9:44 pm

    So cute, GT!

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    Serendipity 10356 posts, Sugar Beekeeper @ 10:27 pm

    So freaking adorable AND useful!

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    cj2009 304 posts, Helper bee @ 10:36 pm

    this is hecka cute. you are sooo talented.

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    greentea 765 posts, Busy bee @ 12:07 am

    @chickasjf: hey that’s quite genius, this would actually make quite a fitting STD! why didn’t I think of that?!
    @Miss Perfume: well, i heart/hate you for your invites, i guess that makes us even 😉

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    leenmachine 262 posts, Helper bee @ 8:19 am

    So cute! I might make these for FI and I’s mothers and grandmothers! They’d love it!

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    JennyBryde 1168 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:41 am

    That’s cute!

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    Rachel, Guest @ 11:02 am

    Where do you get linen paper? These are adorable! Can you print these in regular printers?

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    greentea 765 posts, Busy bee @ 2:22 pm

    @Rachel: there is a link in the post for recycled linen paper. linen paper comes in an array of types/colors, and you can find them at office supply stores or craft stores.

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    purpleHaze79 874 posts, Busy bee @ 9:55 am

    LOVE this!!! Thanks, Mrs. GT!!

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    stephanie, Guest @ 11:21 pm

    I tried downloading the file to my computer but for some reason the text document isn’t loading correctly. Any ideas?

    Also what font did you use?

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    greentea 765 posts, Busy bee @ 4:09 pm

    @stephanie: the document looked fine at my end, perhaps you can try downloading again?

    i created a font my own handwriting, which was used in this calendar.

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    stephanie, Guest @ 9:46 pm

    Thanks for your response!! Would you be able to email me the text version of the program that is working for you. What word processing program do you use?

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    greentea 765 posts, Busy bee @ 10:58 pm

    @stephanie: i’m sorry stephanie but i think i’m a bit confused. what do you mean by text version? are you talking about the calendar (which is what you commented on) or the invitation suite? the calendar was done in excel. the text part of the invite suite was done in word. i did not keep the original file since i uploaded it.

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    stephanie, Guest @ 11:04 pm

    I’m looking for the calendar. I want to use it as my save the date, but want to add our names to the month that we are getting married. Anyway you could email me the excel file?

    Thanks so much!!

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    greentea 765 posts, Busy bee @ 11:07 pm

    @stephanie: i’m sorry, but as i commented previously, i no longer have the file since i uploaded the project. it can certainly be recreated in excel though, this way you can personalize your own font and such as well. good luck!

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    stephanie, Guest @ 11:09 pm

    oh ok. i guess i’m out of luck. you did a great job on them! Thanks so much for responding.

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    stella, Guest @ 4:19 am

    Hi.. Love this! Will definitely make this for my guests! But may i know how much the cost is to make 10?

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