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You may remember our family dry erase magnetic calendar here.
This time I decided to make another dry erase magnetic calendar but for my daughters room.
Glass frame of your choice
Paint chips (ask a representative at your local paint or hardware store)
For calendar numbers:
1″ wood circle discs from Michaels
Diamond Glaze or Mod Podge Dimensional magic
1″ circle punch
Printer or digital cutting machine
Heavy duty ceramic magnets
Gorilla Glue or something similar
I saw a frame with rhinestones on it on clearance in Hobby Lobby some time ago and just knew I’d make use of it somehow.
To remove backing first cut protection paper along the inner portion of the frame.
You will then need a flat head screwdriver to pop the staples out. I kept two sides of staples on (bottom and side).
It will be easier to remove the cardboard backing once the staples are removed. KEEP the cardboard.
Remove the thin wood strips that hold the glass down.
You will need to take these out to place the galvanized sheet directly onto the glass.
There may be small nails on the side after removing the wood strips. Pull them out will a pliers.
I purchased a 24″x36″ galvanized sheet from Lowes in the AC/HVAC section.
Measure the dimension of the glass and subtract 1/4″ from each side.
Draw the measurements with a permanent marker and cut along the line of the metal sheet with a pair of snips.
To be safe wear working gloves and .
Here’s what it looks like after I cut it.
To be sure the sheet fits the frame, you can now do a dry fit before moving on.
Stay tuned for Part II “Completing the Calendar”
Did you miss Elfie’s last post? Check it out here
Elfie decided to do something more fun and less complicated this morning.
Kid K was pleased to see him and asked if he could stay swinging in her doorway.
Elfie is in ninja mode today. I’ll leave him up to his adventures, I’ve got my own today.
Elfie is counting down his days. He was working on a self portrait so we don’t forget him during the year.
Redecorating mishap! Poor Elfie!
The Elf from mom Monette T. is a hoot!! Don’t believe me? Check him out!! If you haven’t seen the previous post check it out here.
Elfie took in a movie with friends today. Wish mom could have joined them but she had so much to do.
Elfie was feeling crafty this morning.
Hmmm, mom felt like Elfie and his “staff” were checking up on her.
Good news from Elfie as he delivers his morning message from our tree.
Elfie is hosting a Jingle Bell concert. Did you get your tickets?
Mending Santa’s hat
If you are just beginning this series on Elf on the Shelf click here to start from the beginning.
Thanks to fellow mom Monnette T for her Elf on the Shelf entry. Here is the first part of Monette T’s submission:
Missing the Crazy Target Lady Elf
If Only Elf … If only these little guys showed up and cleaned our house for the month of December
Ouchie Elf … got into the bandaids.
Hammock Elf gave my daughter a nice giggle this morning.
Ken Who? Elf
Telling Santa Elf
Elfie in disguise
Candy Cane Quality Control Elf
If you are just joining me on the Elf on the Shelf series click here to read part 1.
These Elf photos shared by Bande V. and Billynda McAdoo
The Elf’s antics continue!!!
this had to be a painless ride down…
Elf Lamont making Elf duplicates
It’s hard work being an Elf
Simba Elf and Arthur engage in a friendly game of Sorry!
Simba Elf beats Arthur again…
Simba Elf enjoyed a snooze in baby N’s blanket by the fire..His climbing adventures yesterday wore him out ….
Simba Elf rides the giraffe as he leads an exodus.
So, what’s is Elf on the Shelf you ask? Well, he’s a special scout elf sent from the North Pole to help Santa make sure who is being naughty or nice. When a family adopts an elf, they give him a name and he receives his Christmas magic and he can fly to the North Pole to tell Santa all about the day’s adventures. I think it’s a really fun idea, especially if you have small children.
I asked fans on my page to share their post by hashtagging #elfonMYshelf #ryakubuphotography so that I can share what their Elf on the Shelf has been up to. Here are some really cute photos of Elves. Some got into a pickle, others well mmmmmm.
Enjoy this entry shared by Jennifer C. from Arkansas.
Isabella is back!!! She missed J so much that she decided to watch her sleep all night!
Isabella checking out the tree topper.
working on her back-bend-kick-over
Isabella likes mandarins…
Learning how to pose like a Diva from the FIERCEST Barbie of them all…..in her new skirt!
enjoying the view
Isabella decided to give J a head start on the gingerbread house…
Isabella couldn’t help it…she got hungry
Be sure to come back later today for more from the Elf on the Shelf!!
Do you have an Elf on the Shelf? What are some of the things he/she does?
Want more information on Elf on the Shelf? View this video:
What’s the good of news if you haven’t a sister to share it? ~Jenny DeVries
“Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.” — A.A. Milne
Much Love, Rachelle