DIY Paint Swatch Calendar

Looking for an inexpensive way to add color to your room that’s easy to make?

Materials Needed:

Large Frame (14×18)
7 Paint Swatches in 7 colors (Total of 49 swatches)
Thin Poster Board

Cut your poster board to the size of the frame sue the glass as a measurement. I measured my swatches as 2×2 inches. If you’re using a different size frame divide the length by 6, and divide the width by 7 to get the best size.

The fastest way I figured out how to measure these chips is to cut one and use that as your base to measure to ensure accuracy. Trade on the back with a pen and cut, I highly suggest getting at least 2 chips in each color in case of mistakes. Don’t throw away the accent color strips they are the almost perfect size for your days!

Once your chips are cut and the days of the week it’s time to position. I choose 6 different colors and used the last week as a mixture of all colors but I suggest having the seventh color. Arrange the chips as necessary; I did mine in an ombre style but you can do whatever way you want.

I suggest planning it all out ahead of time to see how it looks and figure out spacing. Be sure to leave some space at the top for your day’s rectangle and to write the month on top. I suggest using a dry erase marker to write on the outside of the glass so you can erase each month and make edits as necessary.

This easy and inexpensive calendar is a great way to add some color to your office or command center without breaking the budget. The total cost of the project will cost you less than $10 depending on the supplies needed.

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