Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Dry Erase Calendar Wall Art

I made this cute little dry erase calendar for my friend
(and proofreader extraordinaire) Rosie.  




She's a wonderful friend.  I'd give her my left arm if she'd give me hers.



Every morning she stands, forever, staring at her calendar, thinking what, no one knows...



Maybe thinking that if she looks at it long enough -- it will change?




Hmmmm...

So how easy was this project?  Very.  I used a tightly woven burlap.  The writing and grid were done with a Sharpie and the monogram was cut from fabric and fused in place.  I used a Sharpie instead of a dry erase pen to add the month and days.  I just liked it better.  

That's it.




Rosie, I know you're reading this, for free, so I just
wanted to say "thanks"!





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79 comments:

  1. Lindy- What a cute idea you clever girl! Hugs- Diana

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  2. I'm a little slow at these things... what makes it a dry erase board? Being under glass? - can you write on glass with dry erase marker?

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  3. @Joyce - Quilted Nest

    Hi Joyce,

    Yes, the month and days are written on the front of the glass and can be wiped off and changed each month. I use a sharpie instead. I'm glad you asked....I maybe need to look at tweaking the post so it's clearer!

    Lindy

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  4. Lindy, I love this idea... It is sooo cute and I'm sure your friend will enjoy it very much.. Thanks for your great ideas..

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  5. Looks great! I just made something very similar: http://fastdaze.blogspot.com/2011/01/everybodys-doing-it.html

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  6. What a wonderful idea! Very classy looking!

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  7. This is a great looking idea. Love it a bunch, Lindy.

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  8. What a fun gift! Pretty and practical. I'd love one myself. :)

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  9. What a great idea...never seen this before. I love it!

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  10. Very cute. I like the initial!

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  11. That is a great idea! i LOVE IT. :) :) :) might have to make me one. I am always rubbing and crossing things off my calendar to add new stuff. :) GREAT idea! :)

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  12. What a cute idea.I really like it! So nice to have special friends in your life!

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  13. I really like this. I'm going to have to make me one for the office. It's a great idea and thanks for sharing it.
    Hugs~ Amanda

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  14. Super cute idea...thanks for sharing it!!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  15. Lindy~ this is a seriously great idea! Very creative and everyone can personalize it! Thanks so much for sharing this!!

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  16. What a cute idea! And so practical. I love the R!

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  17. A great new calendar project to start the New Year!

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  18. Very cute and a very sweet gift.

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  19. Genius Lindy!!! I love this and it is so pretty to boot! Great job!

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  20. that is soooooooo cool! I stare into my refrigerator the way your friend stares at her calendar... I guess, hoping for something to jump out at me. :o)

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  21. @Lindy


    Very cute. I didn't realize a sharpie pen would wipe off that easy!? I may have to make one of these =)

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  22. Lindy, you always share clever ideas. I had fun reading back through your post for the year. Still love the rooster clone the best! ~ Sarah

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  23. Awesome idea!! I love it! I'm a new follower.

    God Bless,
    Kathleen

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  24. That is adorable! I LOVE the "R", so cute! And what a great gift!

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  25. Lindy, just a teensy, beensy question. How big was the frame?
    Hugs~ Amanda
    my Michael's is having a great sale on frames thought I would take advantage of it.

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  26. Very cute and clever--love it, thanks for sharing!

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  27. That's so cute! I'll have to show this to DD2.
    Thanks for stopping by Atticmag and commenting on the Hand Painted Tiles post. That ceiling is gorgeous!

    Allison
    Atticmag

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  28. This is gorgeous! I love how the fabric R just pops off the page! =) Great job!

    xoXOxo
    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

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  29. It's super cute. What a good friend you are! :)

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  30. So you wrote straight on the fabric? Not on the glass with the sharpie? It's way cute! I need to do something similar!

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  31. This is a fantastic idea! Love that you can use it over and over.

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  32. Goodness Lindy~ What a fantastic project! Love this idea and it is so darling! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

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  33. Love the Blog, I'm hooked!following!

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  34. This calendar is adorable! I've been meaning to pick one up at the dollar store, but maybe I should make my own.

    There's a fun surprise waiting for you on my blog today :)

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  35. OMG!!!!!!! Such a great idea! I am totally making one of these for my BFF! Thanks for sharing!

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  36. This is my favorite thing I have seen on your blog so far! I LOVE it! I can't wait to...ahem...borrow the idea!!

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  37. This is great!! We LOVE our dry erase calendar....we live by it! I love that this one is more decorative!

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  38. I love this idea. I'm sure that you friend will be thrilled with this gift.

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  39. This is sooo cute!!! Love it!

    Come and join me at my first linky party over at
    http://tootsiewootsieboutique.blogspot.com/

    -The tootsie wootsie

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  40. this is great! I think I might have to copy cat you! I need a better looking calendar and this is just to adorable.

    Thank you for linking up to "Amaze Me Monday" blog party. I hope to see you next week!

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  41. This is so cute and clever! Laurel@chippingwithcharm

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  42. How cute is that? I just love organized things & I love it even more when they are pretty to look at. Great Job!
    DaNita

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  43. I think this has become my new favorite idea I've seen today. Think I'll follow.

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  44. GREAT JOB!!!! So clean and simple. I love it!!! Making one for sure. Thanks for sharing! Would love for you to come visit me at Sew Chatty and link up to Made With Love Monday! The party will be open all week if you'd like to link up multiple projects. Have a great day! http://sewchatty.blogspot.com

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  45. What a great idea! I thought the sharpie was machine stitched at first. Looks great!

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  46. I love this idea--I'm going to copy!

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  47. I love this idea so cute. I found you through A Diamond In The Stuff. I'm a new follower follow me back at funkymomcards.blogspot.com

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  48. I won one that was in a frame that also stood on the counter and I list my menu's in it. I love it and it's so convenient. Great tutorial. Thanks.

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  49. What a great idea....but more importantly....it is stinkin' cute!!! :)

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  50. LOVE THIS! Link it up at

    *ENTER LINKY PAR-TAY Here! *

    and Grab my Whassup button so we have more entries!!!

    You know I LOVE EVERYTHING you do...so link up as much as you want!

    xoxokara

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  51. Clever use of materials! Love the fabric letter!! Thanks for linking up your project!

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  52. So cute!! I love the letter in the corner! I will have to do this =)

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  53. Great idea! I LOVE it!! And I have some burlap and a picture frame with nothin' to do. Yay! Thanks!

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  54. Heading over from HoH. Love this, thanks for sharing!

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  55. wow, I love this! Great job. Assume you just put it in a glass fronted frame, right? Will defintely be copying this on!

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  56. I love this. Checked out your blog, you have done some really great stuff! Can't wait to see more.

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  57. I love the burlap. After seeing your design and others I was inspired to make one of my own.

    I linked from my site to yours so that readers could see other versions:

    http://kidscatsclutterandklutz.blogspot.com/2011/01/decorative-dry-erase-board.html

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  58. How clever! I love this idea. I know Rosie must have been very grateful.

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  59. Hi, Lindy - - I loved your project so much, I had to make one for Grandma!! Please come see it at inspiringcreativeness.blogspot

    I think Grandma is going to love it!!

    And now I need to make one for me!!!

    Hugs ~~ Suz

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  60. Love it!!! Great gift Idea? And, was that really Rosie in the picture???

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  61. how clever is that ~ looks great ~ stopping by from FJI SNS

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  62. Thanks for the awesome, easy (never would have thought of it on my own!) idea! I just finished my own calendar!

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  63. I'm here from CSI and this is my fave project so far! I love that you get to keep the texture of the burlap without having to touch the scratchiness...and the letter adds just a little spunky, updated touch. Very creative - - I'm thinking about making one. :)

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  64. This is super cute. I might have to try it. Thanks for the idea!

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  65. Woohoo! I made this yesterday and love it. I linkied you up on my blog. Credit where credit is due. :) Thanks for the great idea!

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  66. Very cute. I've been using a dry erase board from Pottery Barn for about 5 years and just love it. It's a great way to keep everyone on track with appointments and work schedules and events and birthdays!

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