Last year I finally turned all of the Pottery Barn gift cards that I had been hoarding into this daily calendar system, which Jeff lovingly installed in the office for me. (I say “lovingly” because he probably doesn’t want me to tell you about all the pseudo-cursing he did while trying to make it level. Also, you can see it here.)
The idea for this project has been in my head ever since, except that here’s the thing: I don’t know how all the DIY bloggers do it, the ones who have like, three point four kids and still manage to make a bed out of fruit cartons over the weekend or something. I have one kid and I am all “CRAFTS? I PAINTED TURKEY HANDPRINTS WITH A TWO YEAR OLD TODAY AND NOW WE BOTH NEED A BATH AND A FOUR HOUR NAP.”
Anyhow, every month when I re-did the calendar it drove me crazy that I had not yet completed this project. And so I give you, calendar sticker magnets. Or just calendar stickers, if you don’t have a magnetic calendar.
But I do. Have a magnetic calendar I mean. So I made these little labels and printed them on printable magnet paper so that I can just move them around the calendar each month. This works much better than my color coded system seeing as Scarlette has taken it upon herself to engage my dry erase markers in a perpetual game of hide and seek. Both the orange and the green have yet to be found.
I figured that since I was making the template for myself, I may as well share it here with y’all. Although I realize that some things like “gymnastics” or “storytime” may not really work for you so I created a file where you can fill those in yourself with whatever works for your family if you’d like. Or if not, just sign yourself up for gymnastics class and then they’ll totally work for you. And also you can work on your somersaults. It’s a win-win for everybody.
You just print them out, cut them (I used my corner rounder on them too) and then stick them on your magnetic calendar. You can put them in a little tin for gift giving.
I also created one that coordinates with these Avery labels so that you can print them on the labels and then just peel them off and use them as stickers on regular calendars. I typically print off a few sheets of these and wrap them up with a personalized calendar (this one is free from VistaPrint, I had them print mine last year) and give them as a gift, which is where the whole idea for this project started.
You can just print directly onto printable magnet paper, although I had better luck printing onto sticker paper and then pressing that onto an 8×10 magnet sheet to be honest. Or you can print onto the 60up return address labels from Avery.
Here is what the entire template looks like (when you print yours out, there won’t be guidelines on it!)
(Bear with me if the images aren’t showing – I’m in the process of updating the website :))
You can download the template above as well as a template with blank spaces to insert your own activities by visiting my Free Printable Download Library HERE! Just enter your email and it will open a page where you can download all of my free printables or just the ones of your choosing, like this one!
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(NOTE: Calendar stickers for personal use only, some affiliate links included, I really like Starbucks Caramel Brulee lattes. That last one has nothing to do with anything, I just think it’s useful information if you ever want to surprise me with coffee)