I shared a few thrifty finds last Thursday, including two small file holders for $0.99 each.
I mentioned that I saw an idea for a perpetual calendar by Ashley Ann for Design Sponge. I always love a good calendar, so I decided to make a perpetual journaling box set. The small tan box is perfect for 3 inch by 5 inch note cards, which I happened to have two packages of. I don’t have a date stamp, so I wrote each date in the upper corner of each index card. It was pretty quick because I used a number format (1.1 for January 1st, 1.2 for January 2nd, and so on). Also, I decided not to cut the cards because my box was already sized perfectly.
After I numbered each card, I used two colors of cardstock, also already owned, to cut dividers for each month. I made each divider 5 inches wide by 3 1/4 inches tall so I could easily see the dividers above the notecards.
This project took under twenty minutes and cost under $5.00 (if you don’t already have the materials), but what I really love is the sentiment. I’ve missed the first few weeks of journaling, but it will be cool to see what we did on this day ten years from now.
I also really love the Max 365 perpetual calendar by Massimo Vignelli, but I could to without the $74.00 price tag.
Obviously, the Max 365 calendar can be used over and over, which eliminates the need for a new calendar year after year. But, my DIY perpetual calendar can be used for the next ten years (I have ten lines of journaling per sheet). By using a perpetual calendar, I’m saving paper, making the earth a little greener. I also saved some green ($73.00 to be exact) by creating my own calendar using a thrift store file box and supplies I had on hand.
Ashley had a great idea, right?! Anyone out there inspired to make their own perpetual calendar?
6 thoughts on “Green = Green: Perpetual Calendar”
I loved the perpetual calendar on D*S! I’ve been toying with the idea of making a DIY version of the Max 365 (just maybe not in black…) Will definitely post about it if I come up with a plan.
I made versions of the D*S ones for my sisters for Christmas. Only thing I couldn’t find was a container to fit the cards in. We don’t have fruit boxes in Australia 😦
I am now. 🙂
What a great idea. Wish I would have had this idea 2 1/2 years ago when my daughter was born. Now that #2 is on the way hopefully I’ll start.
Such an awesome idea, thanks for sharing.
I love the idea! I definately want to make one of these! Thanks so much for sharing this! I would love for you to link up to my Sew Crafty Party!
Sharing on FB…love this!
I love this idea! I am sold! haha I think I will be purchasing these on the weekend to make one 🙂