Project: Recycling Calendar
CHW Rating: Easy Like Sunday Morning (really!)
Tonight I got home from work a wee bit later than normal and had a hankerin’ to craft. However, seeing as the sun was starting to go down I didn’t want to take so long that I’d be waiting for Mod Podge to dry at midnight. It was also recycling day at CHW, which is always a surprise because my top o’ the line waste company doesn’t provide a calendar for pick ups. They come every other Monday. I never remember if this Monday is that Monday or if it’s next Monday.
Weeks Months went by with me not knowing what Monday it was. So this morning I took a gamble and put out the bin. Yatzee! I won! They picked it up. So I went to write down all the dates on my trusty Post-it. Then I thought, how ugly is that?! CHW deserves a cute calendar. Inspired by a few other crafty chicks, I came up with a 5 minute craft project that satisfied my need to craft with instant gratification.
You can make something like this, too. All you need is a few supplies.
- Paint chips (Thanks Martha for your lovely selection.)
- Letter stickers
- Glue dots or light but strong adhesive
- Magnet for fridge (I reused an old magnet)
- Pen or thin Sharpie
First I cut out a panel of Martha’s finest paint chip brochure, available at your local Home Depot. Then I stuck RE:cycle on the top of the paint chip panel. You can be as direct or clever as you want. I went with a play on words because I was feeling saucy.
Now this is the complicated part. You need to find all the dates. I used what the Mayans’ refer to as a “calendar” and wrote out the dates through June on a piece of paper just to make sure I had them all right the first time. With dates in hand, I filled in all the blanks.
I used glue dots to attach it to the magnet and promptly posted it on the fridge.