A personalised wall calendar is a great way to remember important dates and makes a great gift idea for children, friends and family members. You can make the calendar yourself as a fun craft project using cheap items such as paper, glue and pictures, or you can use an online template to help speed up the process.
Here is everything you need to know to enable you to make your own personalised wall calendar.
How to make a wall calendar
You can either make a wall calendar using an online template or an A4 sheet of card. You can use paper, but card is studier and will look better for longer. Paper will soon start to curl at the edges, which is not ideal if you are making a 12-month calendar!
If you want to make your own calendar, start by using a ruler to create seven columns and five rows. Do this on 12 pieces of card, one for each month. It is often best to do this with a pencil first so that you can re-draw the lines if they are wonky or uneven. Write each month at the top of each page with a colourful pen or permanent marker, then write the days of the week at the top of each column.
If you want to use a template, there are lots of great websites for you to choose from, such as Pixa Prints. There are lots of different templates for you to choose from and you will easily be able to find a template that is perfect for you. Using a template will speed the process up and means the end product will look beautiful!
How to personalise your calendar
Once you have created your calendar, you can start to personalise it. You can decorate each page in the calendar using glitter pens, colour pens, crayons, stickers, sequins and stickers. One popular option is a different theme for each month. If you want to do this, you could try a Christmas theme for December, a Halloween theme for October, and an Easter theme for April.
Once you have done this, you can make a note of important dates, such as birthdays, events and bill dates. You can use pictures to personalise each event; for instance, you could use a picture of a friend for their birthday and a picture of a black cat for Halloween.
The final step is hanging your personalised wall calendar. You can do this yourself by using a hole punch to make two holes into the top of the cards and then attaching all the cards using a binder or string. Now you just need to hang the calendar on a nail or a hook!
If you use an online template, it should be very easy to hang your calendar, as the holes will already be clear on the template. Some templates that you can order will even come with string already attached; in this case, all you need to do is put a hook or a nail in the wall.