DIY Dry Erase Magnetic Calendar

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It’s dry erase calendar…ohhh and its magnetic!

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.

 

dry erase magnetic calendar

Materials:

Glass frame of your choice

Paint chips (ask a representative at your local paint or hardware store)

Sheet metal

Spray paint

Measuring tape

Metal cutters

 

For calendar numbers:

1″ wood circle discs from Michaels

Diamond Glaze or Mod Podge Dimensional magic 

1″ circle punch

Printer or digital cutting machine

Paper

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.

dry erase magnetic calendar

 

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.

dry erase magnetic calendar

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.

dry erase magnetic calendar

There may be small nails on the side after removing the wood strips.  Pull them out will a pliers.

dry erase magnetic calendar

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 .

dry erase magnetic calendar

Here’s what it looks like after I cut it.

dry erase magnetic calendar

To be sure the sheet fits the frame, you can now do a dry fit before moving on.

dry erase magnetic calendar

Stay tuned for Part II “Completing the Calendar”

 

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  1. Sandra

    Did you make a part 2? I’m dying to know if/how magnets work through the glass.

 
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Elf on the Shelf the finale

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.

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Elfie is in ninja mode today. I’ll leave him up to his adventures, I’ve got my own today.

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Elfie is counting down his days. He was working on a self portrait so we don’t forget him during the year.

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Redecorating mishap! Poor Elfie!

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Elf on the Shelf case files continued…

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.

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Elfie was feeling crafty this morning.

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Hmmm, mom felt like Elfie and his “staff” were checking up on her.

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Roasting marshmallows

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Good news from Elfie as he delivers his morning message from our tree.

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Elfie is hosting a Jingle Bell concert. Did you get your tickets?

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SACK RACE!!!

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Mending Santa’s hat 

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Elf on the Shelf case files….

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 

Target Elf on the Shelf

If Only Elf … If only these little guys showed up and cleaned our house for the month of December

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Ouchie Elf … got into the bandaids.

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Hammock Elf gave my daughter a nice giggle this morning.

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Ken Who? Elf

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Telling Santa Elf

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Elfie in disguise

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Candy Cane Quality Control Elf

Elf on the Shelf candy canes

 

 

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Elf on the Shelf Part 2

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!!!
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this had to be a painless ride down…

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Elf Lamont making Elf duplicates

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It’s hard work being an Elf

It's hard work being an Elf

Simba Elf and Arthur engage in a friendly game of Sorry!

Simba Elf and Arthur engage in a friendly game of Sorry!

Simba Elf beats Arthur again…

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 enjoyed a snooze in Nandi's blanket by the fire..His climbing adventures yesterday wore him out ....

Simba Elf rides the giraffe as he leads an exodus.

Simba Elf rides the giraffe as he leads an exodus.

 

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Elf on the Shelf

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 is back!!! She missed Jamisyn so much that she decided to watch her sleep all night!

Isabella checking out the tree topper.

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working on her back-bend-kick-over

working on her back-bend-kick-over

Isabella-wanted-to-play-Connect-4×4..

Isabella wanted to play Connect 4x4.

Isabella likes mandarins…

Isabella likes mandarins...

Isabella-is-in-love….

Isabella is in love...

 

Learning how to pose like a Diva from the FIERCEST Barbie of them all…..in her new skirt!

earning how to pose like a Diva from the FIERCEST Barbie of them all.....in her new skirt!

enjoying the view

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Isabella decided to give J a head start on the gingerbread house… Isabella decided to give Jamisyn a head start on the gingerbread house...

Isabella couldn’t help it…she got hungry Isabella 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:


Continue to part 2….

 

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Mooresville, North Carolina Sibling Photographer

What’s the good of news if you haven’t a sister to share it?  ~Jenny DeVries

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Charlotte, North Carolina Newborn Photographer

“Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.” — A.A. Milne

Baby M

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