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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Perpetual Calendar with Leftover Embellishments

Most of us have leftover bits and bobs from previous projects.  Items that are too nice to throw away but too few to use on a new layout or set of greeting cards.  Maybe because Christmas was still on my mind, I was thinking about ornaments.  Or maybe I just like dangly things that sparkle.  Regardless, I knew I was going to make something three-dimensional and practical the next time I played with my stash of stuff.

I have been wanting to make a new perpetual calendar for awhile and finally decided to start the New Year with one. It met the criteria of useful with ornament-like attributes.

This is super simple and did not cost me anything since I already had everything!  I love free projects!

The frame came from CTMH. It would be easy to make one, though.  A picture frame and some wire and some way to secure it and voila!  The little hooks to hang each of the dates are from Oriental Trading.  They are called "Artist Safety Pins".  However, it would be easy to just use some wire to make a loop. Or yarn, string, floss, thread, etc., would work as well.  If you have lots of eyelets lying around you might use those up to add stability to the hole.

If I did not already have a frame, I would have used a piece of wood and arranged nails on it in a grid to hang the ornament/dates.

If you decide to make one, I would love to see it! 
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