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”