Paint Chip Calendar

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

This easy and inexpensive wall calendar only requires a few items which you may already have at home.

Materials Needed:

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

Cut your post board to size; I took the glass out and used it to measure it on the backside of the poster board. After this figure out how large to measure your paint chips; I measured mine as 2×2 inches. If you’re using a different size the best way to figure out how large to measure the is divide the length by 6, and divide the width by 7.

The fastest way I figured out how to measure these chips is cut one and use that as your base to measure to ensure accuracy. Trade on the back with a pen and cut with a cutter (like I used) or scissors. I highly suggest getting at least 2 chips in each color in case of mistakes or if yours have one large color and 2 smaller accent colors. 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 from light to dark and from light hues to dark hues; however; you can do whatever way you want.


Use the ruler to position the distance between your squares, 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. Once you’ve gotten it measured out you can use mounting squares or glue (I used a glue stick which worked better) and then place back in the frame. 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 or next to nothing if you have all the supplies at home. I only needed to purchase the poster board (which was less than 35 cents) as I re-purposed an old frame by using paint that I had already.

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