Saturday, March 31, 2012

Making Something Good, Better

Michael's had these great magnetic calendars for $3.
 Yes, you heard right, $3!!!
 I love the vintage look of the pictures on them...

What I didn't like about them is that the magnets that highlight the day and month were left plain...

We can't have that now, can we?
That's nothing that a little glue, a few buttons, and some bling won't fix!
I printed out some sheet music from The Graphics Fairy website...
On the back of the paper, I traced around the magnet...

I cut out the paper making sure to cut larger than the drawings so the paper would wrap around to the back of the magnet. I clipped the corners so the paper wouldn't get bulky. On the inside section, I cut a line from the corner of the paper inward to the corner of the drawn outline...
 Then I glued it to the magnet.
 Then I folded the paper around the magnet. It looks pretty good just with the paper added to it, but why stop there?
For the sunflower calendar, I added old buttons to the magnets...

For the camellia calendar, I added vintage clip on earrings that I took the backs off of...

For the calendar with the berries, I covered the magnet with a napkin that had the same colors in it as the graphic on the calendar and then added some buttons...

Covering the magnetic frames made a huge improvement!
And, it was inexpensive. Everything I used was something that I had on hand. And, the calendars went from being good, to being much, much better!
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  1. Such a cute idea! It really adds to the look of the calendar too. Love the clip on earring ones.

  2. Wonderful update! I love crafting with vintage buttons and clip earrings.

  3. Nice change! Great find on the calendars too! Thanks for sharing at the Rock 'N Share!

  4. DYING here! These are SO SO SO cute! You've added three of my favorite things: sheet music, buttons and vintage jewelry! Adorable -- and I love those calendars!

  5. Forgot to ask . . . how long ago did you get these calendars? Hoping they still have them . . .if not, I may have to make some even though the magnet sheet will probably cost way more than 3.00!

  6. Very cute!! Thanks so much for sharing and linkin up over at The Foley Fam blog :) I appreciate it and hope to see you over again!

  7. Hi,
    I currently have a “Craft, Create and Inspire” link party going on!!! I would love you to stop by and link up this lovely project...

    Hope to see you there :)

    Claire x

  8. looks like you had fun making this!!
    thanks for linking it up at our linky party at

  9. Those $3 calendars look like a million bucks now!

  10. I LOVE finding things in the dollar spot and making them special! What a nice transformation! Thanks for linking up at the "special" party I had today on Reasons To Skip The Housework!


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  11. I love them, how adorable and for so cheep! The highlighting magnet looks adorable now! Good job!

    Stefanie {Your new follower! Check me out!}

  12. What a great idea! Thank you for sharing at Cowgirl Up this week. Love having you at our party!
    :) Samantha @ Crafty Texas Girls

  13. I love the ones with the clipon them!!

  14. Wow! A lovely idea! The calendars are great!

  15. How clever!! You could make these so personal! They would make a great gift. Thank for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.

  16. This is so cute and could hang in any room!! We loved having you join our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." Hope to see you next week! -The Sisters

  17. This turned out pretty, Virginia! thanks for sharing this at the party. I can't wait to see what you have this week. have a fab weekend!


    thanks for sharing this at the party. I can't wait to see what you have this week. have a fab weekend!


  18. Beautiful! I love your embellishments, such a creative idea!


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