Back to School Blog Hop – DIY Weekly Calendar Board


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I am absolutely thrilled & honored to be taking part in this fabulous Back to School Blog Hop with some VERY talented ladies!!! If you’re looking for some back to school inspiration, we’ve definitely got you covered!

Today I’m sharing a super cute way to help keep your life organized through the week …
Back-to-School Weekly Calendar Board :: making it in the mountains
I wanted to create a quick and easy way to organize all of those loose papers and things that need to get done through the week. SO, inspired by my DIY Art Hanger I made in the Spring, I decided to create a weekly calendar board to keep track of it all. You won’t believe how simple this project was to make!

I started with some scrap 1×6 wood I found for free from a house that is being built just down the street from us. If you don’t have a construction zone down the street (consider yourself lucky!), you can always just pop over to the hardware store to pick up some brand new wood. The board I found was approximately 4 feet long, which I thought would work perfectly just the way it was (talk about meant to be!).
Back-to-School Weekly Calendar Board :: making it in the mountains
It was already stained a dark walnut colour, but since I was hoping for something lighter, I thought this might be a perfect chance to finally try my hand at whitewashing. Truth be told, I was really expecting to make a big mess of things and thought I’d end up turning it over to use the other side, but I was pleasantly surprised at how quick and easy it was. I dipped my brush into some white paint (I chose to use some white chalk paint that I had on hand already) grabbing just a small amount of paint on the tips of the bristles. I then swiped across some scrap cardboard I had lying around a few times to get rid of any excess paint. I VERY lightly brushed the paint over the wood taking care to not overload it with white, but still trying to blend things together a bit. I think this whole process took about 2 minutes. Such a quick way to add a ton of character to any project! I’ll definitely be trying this again!!!
Back-to-School Weekly Calendar Board :: making it in the mountains
Now that my background was lightened up a bit, it was time attach the hardware. I simply nailed two picture hooks on either end of the back making sure that they were level with one another.
Back-to-School Weekly Calendar Board :: making it in the mountains
I then screwed two eye hooks smack dab in the middle of either end on the front – I found it easier to pre-drill these just to make sure that they went in nice and straight. Finally I threaded some picture hanging wire through the eye hooks and wound the ends tightly around one another to secure it making a straight line between the hooks.
Back-to-School Weekly Calendar Board :: making it in the mountains
Once my board was made, I moved onto the calendar part of the project and began my very first experience working with washi tape. Let me tell you, it was {love} at first stick! With it’s light weight and easy maneuverability, this stuff was incredibly simple to work with and oh so pretty to look at! With a just a little washi tape on either side of some plain old clothes pins, I had myself some lovely little clips! The final touch was writing the day of the week on each one with a gold Sharpie.
Back-to-School Weekly Calendar Board :: making it in the mountains
I absolutely {adore} the shabby-chic look I found in pairing these sweet little calendar clips with that rustic, whitewashed board!
Back-to-School Weekly Calendar Board :: making it in the mountains

Back-to-School Weekly Calendar Board :: making it in the mountains

Back-to-School Weekly Calendar Board :: making it in the mountains

Back-to-School Weekly Calendar Board :: making it in the mountains

Back-to-School Weekly Calendar Board :: making it in the mountains
I really think this will be SUCH a perfect way to keep track of what I need to do each week and when! How do you keep track of your to-do list? Do you think you could put one of these to good use in your home?

Wishing you all SUCH a lovely day!
Shared with: Crafty Allie, The Crafty Wife, Maison de Pax, A Savory Feast, Oh My! Creative, Ducks ‘n a Row, Thrifty T’s Treasures, Just a Girl & Her Blog, The DIY Dreamer, Chaos & Love, Mabey She Made It, Tiny Sidekick, Bigger Than the Three of Us, A Bowl Full of Lemons, Kleinworth & Co., Designed by BH, It’s a Ginger Snap, Lou Lou Girls, Cupcakes & Crinoline, Ladybug Blessings, A Stroll Through Life, My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia, Denverista, Elizabeth Joan Designs, Joy in Our Home, A Bright and Beautiful Life, Huckleberry Love, My Pinterventures, Carrie this Home, I Should be Mopping the Floors, That’s What Che Said, Creative Pink Butterfly, Delineate your Dwelling, DIY Showoff, Nifty Thrifty Things, Denise Designed, View from the Fridge, Think Pink Sundays, It’s Overflowing, Six Sisters’ Stuff, The SITS Girls, Reasons to Skip the Housework, Be Different Act Normal, Pieced Pastimes, 3 Little Greenwoods, The Girl Creative, Tatertots and Jello, Funky Junk Interiors, Classy Clutter, My Snippets of Inspiration, Domestic Superhero, My Romantic Home, The Bold Abode, The 36th Avenue, Redoux, Mamas Blog Central, Love of Family and Home, Play. Party. Pin., The Golden Sycamore, Tidy Mom, The Grant Life, Katherines Corner, The Charm of Home, Chic California, Imparting Grace, Life in Velvet, Jennifer Rizzo, A Vision to Remember, All Things with Purpose, Average but Inspired, Everyday Enchanting, View from the Fridge, From My Front Porch to Yours, Saving 4 Six, Posed Perfection, Please Excuse my Craftermath, Crafty Allie, Mostly Homemade Mom, The Blissful Bee & The Style Sisters.

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81 thoughts on “Back to School Blog Hop – DIY Weekly Calendar Board

  1. Such a perfect idea! I’m always making notes on post-its note or little scraps of paper so this would be great…also for homework or sign up sheets that need to get done by a certain date! Love it!

  2. This is a great idea to keep things organized. I have been wanting to attempt whitewashing something also. No project has come up that has needed it. You did a great job. I love how most DIYers just use things they had laying around. 🙂

  3. This is adorable!! And totally functional. I’m such a daily list person, I’d probably have 20 post-its attached to each other under each day. 🙂 I’m pinning for sure, I want to make this!! Ps, I totally just noticed you’re a substitute teacher…me too! Yay! (Well, still employed with the schools but staying at home for now!) Happy Wednesday!

  4. I was just in our garage the other day and saw some wood laying around and asked my hubby if I could have it for a craft project. LOL! Can’t let it go to waste. I love the little clothespins and this will look so cute once you get all of the papers on it!

  5. This is so cute and practical! I have been trying to figure out a way to hang art in our playroom for each of my boys and this my be just the thing. Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. Now that is a really good idea. I can;t believe we managed so long without something like this. I just write everything on the calender and it can get pretty full some days. This is pretty AND practical!

  7. I love this project! I just made a vertical one for my laundry room similar to this but with glued on clothespins instead of a line. Now that I have seen this, I think I might make a horizontal one for my kitchen. Great idea to spruce up the clothespins with washi tape too!

  8. Wow you are so organized thanks for sharing! When I had school-age kids we had a calendar on the fridge and each one of us was a different color marker. That way they could each look on the calendar and know what they had to do that day and my husband and I could divide and conquer!

    1. That’s a BRILLIANT idea Jennifer! And one that I definitely plan to put to work! I’ve actually been thinking along those same lines for my blogging calendar 😉

  9. Your clothespin calender is just too cool! How often do you think you’ll need to hunt down missing clothespins? I’m pretty sure my cat would walk away with quite a few given the chance. 🙂 Thanks for linking up with Creative Spark!

  10. This is such a great idea! I love washi tape and have quite the collection that I need to start using! This sounds simple enough for me to do and I love the way it looks on your wall!

  11. Great idea! This back to school stuff is new to me- my first is starting kindergarten. I am definitely soaking in all these great tips! Thanks for sharing with Pin Your Friday Favorite!

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