5 Uses for Old Calendars

With a new year comes new calendars. If you can't part with the beautiful art in your old calendar, upcycle it by trying one of these easy projects.

Photo By: Gabriela Hardan

Photo By: Gabriela Hardan

Photo By: Gabriela Hardan

Photo By: Cassidy Garcia

Photo By: Gabriela Hardan

Photo By: Gabriela Hardan

Photo By: Gabriela Hardan

Photo By: Gabriela Hardan

Coasters

To make, cut your calendar slightly smaller than the size of a 4x4-inch ceramic tile (less than a dollar each at your local hardware store). Adhere it to the tile with decoupage glue, and gently use a scraper to smooth out any bubbles that form. Attach a cork square to the bottom with tacky glue. Finish by spraying with acrylic sealer to prevent the decoupage glue from becoming sticky when you place a hot beverage on top.

Phone Case

Trace your phone onto the calendar paper, and cut out. Next, trace around the camera and flash, and cut out. Place inside a clear phone case.

Framed Art

Cut out your favorite pages from your calendar, and get them professionally framed at your local frame store.

Bookmark

Cut strips from your calendar using scissors or straight cutter to the size of a typical bookmark. Round the edges with scissors, and poke a hole at the top with a hole punch. Thread a variety of ribbons through and tie.

Make a Gift Card Holder

Make a gift card holder using your favorite pages from your calendar. Keep reading for instructions.

Gift Card Holder: Connect Circles

Cut four circles from your favorite pages in your calendar using a Mason jar lid as a template. Connect circles into a pinwheel pattern.

Gift Card Holder: Secure Circles

Secure the circles together using hot glue.

Gift Card Holder: Tie With Ribbon

Place the gift card inside, then punch two holes in the outer flaps using a hole punch, and tie off with ribbon.

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