Today I’m sharing a small build/craft I came up with after seeing something I’ve been wanting online for awhile: a vintage perpetual calendar! I’m probably most proud of the fact I was able to create the sliding bracket in a very inexpensive and functional way– it was the part I was wracking my brain for several days trying to figure out! This project/craft was for eHow and the link is at the bottom of this post.
Here are the supplies you need:
I couldn’t include this in the eHow tutorial, but I wanted to let you know I found the brass card label holders at Rockler for $1.99 and the bendable brass metal strips that I used to make the sliding brackets at Hobby Lobby in the hobby model car/train aisle for less than $5. Since I used mostly scrap wood (except for the oak window stop trim that was the rails), this project cost me a total of $20. The stamps I found at the dollar store, but you can get them at most craft stores with a coupon.
I mean, this one is pretty legit compared to the expensive ones I’ve seen online ($50-75).
I think the best part about this calendar (besides the fact that you can use it year after year), are the customization options! You could go with a weathered gray finish, a white washed finish, or a black finish and white ink, or whatever your imagination can come up with!
I love the look of hydrangeas in a blue and white chinoiserie vase– so elegant!
To see the full tutorial on eHow, go HERE.