Paint Sample Dry Erase Calendar

I did another craft project inspired by a cool idea I found on Pinterest. I made a fun dry erase calendar for a wedding gift for a good friend of mine. I thought it would be practical plus I used colors that I felt were neutral for both her and her new husband.

The project was pretty fun to do and didn't take a lot of time at all. I think I will do more of these as gifts and maybe even one for myself as well. Here's how I did this:

What you’ll need: 
  • a frame (I bought mine from the dollar store for $1 and it is a 11x14. You can go bigger or smaller though if you'd like.)
  • 7 paint samples in colors you choose (I got mine from Walmart in the paint dept. They are free of course.)
  • scrapbook paper (I bought the glitter swirls at Micheal's for $1 and had to purchase two to fit the frame size)
  • glue
  • tape
  • dry erase markers (again bought from the dollar store. Four markers for $1)

And let's begin.....

So here were my supplies. The scrapbook paper had already been cut before the photo was taken but this is what I started with.

I then cut the bottom square off of every sample sheet. Remember, you are going to need seven strips of the paint sample sheets {one for each day of the week}

I glued the scrapbook paper to the back of the cardboard that comes with the frame to get the exact size and had to merge the two sheets of scrapbook paper together. Then I cut around that to get the final size and shape to fit into the frame. Then I started to attach the paint sample strips. I first put a strip of tape on both ends and then glue around the middle for a bit of extra support since the glitter was raised on the paper, I wasn't sure if just the glue would keep in place right away.

So after all the color strips were glued, I let them dry for a minute and placed some books on top for that extra push to hold them down.

I placed the entire thing into the frame and placed the glass on it. This is the finished product. I then wrote on the glass with a dry erase marker and viola!

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  1. I have wanted to try this project for awhile! It looks so great, you did an amazing job. :) I heart Pinterest! :)

  2. This is so stinking cute! I may have to give this project a try!

  3. I love this! I may need to do this for our calendar. :) So cute! Pinning!


  4. great idea.Hi. I found you through the Super Sunday Blog Hop. Please stop by and say hi when you get a minute. Happy New Year!

  5. Super cute! I really should make one of these, they are nice and easy to make.

  6. Hi there! Here from the Blog Hop! New follower! You can find me at Happy holidays!

    This calender is sooo cute and reusable.

  7. Love this! I've seen this before and wanted to make one but just haven't gotten around to trying it. I just might have to make a trip to the stores to get supplies! xo

  8. This is utterly amazing Rebecca, I'm so impressed that you've managed to make this out of nothing really, it looks absolutely awesome.

  9. So happy you linked up this post!

    Thank you for linking up to Raising Imperfection!
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  10. Wow! I love this idea! (nice swatch colors, too) I am definitely going to try this.

    Thank you for sharing and for joining this week's Harvest of Friends Weekend Blog Hop. Happy New Year!

  11. LOVE THIS~ So much better than the ones you find in the store too :)

    Thank you for linking your favorite post to Raising Imperfection!
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  12. What a great idea!! It turned out really pretty :))

    Thanks for sharing with my NO RULES Weekend Blog Party!


  13. What a neat idea! I will definitely be trying this out. I could use a new dry erase calendar.

  14. I really like how yours turned out!! I wish I had seen this before I made I want to redo it lol.

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  15. get out of here! what a great idea. umm hello and the paint cards are FREE!
    New follower here from the blog hop.
    Thanks for hosting.
    xxAndee @ Shabby Kitteh Blog

  16. Congratulations Rebecca! This post was picked to be featured today on Raising Reagan :)
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  17. too cute! this is awesome! so, going to do this!

  18. Very clever! Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  19. A great creative idea - love it. Some stores around here are getting suspicious when I come to the paint aisle and swoop up sample cards!

  20. awwww... What a smart idea.. I am pinning this. Thanks for sharing at the party

  21. Found you through Pin It Monday and am I ever glad I did. This is such a great idea. I love recycled/upcycled projects. I'm so pinning this in my recycled board. Love it, love it, love it! Thanks for sharing.

  22. I LOVE this idea and will definitely be trying it myself! Truly awesome. :)

  23. Love this! I was originally going to make a paint sample one, yours turned out great!