Wednesday, September 23, 2015

DIY Paint Chip Calendar

Although September doesn't mean "back to school" for me anymore, there is still something about the month that makes me want to buy brand new pens and get organized!  

And a new desk planner is exactly what I needed... I will be working from home in Texas starting in a few weeks, and I am looking for a large calendar that can help keep me organized.  I couldn't find a desk calendar that wasn't all plain and ugly, so I figured I would set out on a DIY!

This paint chip calendar may require suffering through some stares at Home Depot as you gather an obnoxious amount of paint chips, but the end result is way worth it!

What you need:
- 35 paint chips
- A frame
- Background paper

How to:
Begin by attaching background paper to the back of the frame.  

Next, trim your paint chips to the desired size.
When picking paint chip, I chose 5 chips of 7 different colors.

Then, line your paint chips on the lined frame background.
Secure with double-sided sticky tape.

Reframe, and you're done!

Using a dry erase marker write on the glass front of the frame.
Erase as needed, and repeat!

I plan to hang it in my new office... it's clean, colorful, and exactly what this September called for!


  1. So pretty!! What a great idea!! I'm with you - large calendars are usually so ugly!!

  2. That is such a fun idea! I love the ombre colors and how pretty it would be in an office!
    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

  3. This is so cute! I need that little elmer glue thing-- it looks so handy!

  4. This is so cute! Love it!

  5. Cute idea!! Love the colors you picked too :)

  6. This is ADORABLE!!!!!
    I bet Home Depot hates crafters that take all their paint chips :)

  7. This is fantastic! Such a cleaver idea and I love the color scheme you picked for it!

  8. You are so stinking smart! I love this!!!!!!!

  9. So cute and perfect for a quick calendar (that's not boring ;))

  10. Ooh so pretty! Love how the ombre look is just perfect (and totally looks store-bought!).

  11. That is SUPER cute!! Love the idea!

  12. What size of picture frame did you use!?

  13. What is the size of the paint chips and the frame?? Btw, the calendar is soo cute!

  14. What size is the frame and paint chips? Hard to tell from photo but looks like a great size and I love the colors also. Thx.


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