DIY Acrylic Calendar

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A few supplies are all you need to make this stylish floating acrylic calendar!

To begin making my DIY acrylic calendar I purchased a 36” by 48” piece of acrylic from Home Depot.

I covered all four corners with two layers of painters tape and measured up and over one and a half inches and marked the spot. 

I then use a regular drill bit to slowly drill a hole into the acrylic, making sure not to crack it. This will come in handy later. 

To make the DIY dry erase calendar, I needed to make a rectangle. I measured up from the bottom two and a half inches and marked it six and a half inches from each side, and down eight and a half inches from the top. I use painters tape to mark these measurements. 

Then, to make the boxes, I measured 5 inch strips. I marked and taped off vertical lines and repeated this step for the horizontal lines. 

The tape I used to make these is called charting tape, but you can use anycolor tape that matches your decor. After all the lines were marked, I cut the excess tape off with an exacto knife and removed the painters tape. 

I wanted the standoffs to match the calendar so I went outside and gave them a coat of gold spray paint.

While they were drying, I secured my vinyl letters to mark the days of the weekto the top of my calendar. I made mine with my Cricut, but you could cut your own, or get a set of stickers from the craft store to spell out the days of the week. 

Now it was time to hang. Having a partner comes in handy to hold the calendar up to make sure it's level and to mark the corners where you drilled the standoff holes. 

The standoffs I ordered came with anchors and screws. So I first secured the drywall anchors to the wall, 

and then I drilled in the base of the standoff. 

Then we lifted the calendar and slid the pre-drilled holes onto the screws and secured them with stoppers.

I'm thrilled with how this acrylic wall calendar turned out. It's a chic way to plan out the week or the month without being a total eyesore, because it's totally customizable. You can use it in any room of your house to fit your decor using dry erase markers to add the dates. This is the perfect addition to my new home office. I hope this has inspired you to make your own giant DIY acrylic calendar.

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  • Lp148450886 Lp148450886 on Feb 17, 2022

    If the taped boxes, for date information and your writing, are all on the front side of the acrylic sheet, how did you prevent the taped boxes from becoming unglued and falling off (i.e.: multiple writings and wiping off)? Would it not be better to adhere all tappings to the backside then only the writing on the front? Easier to clean because you write on the side with nothing in the way. I could see maybe coating that back side with magnetized paint (do they make that clear to see through?) to allow for notes/magnets to be used also, I see where you have notes on the sides. I love this calendar idea and will be making some for gifts and for me. Good job!

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  • DustinWang DustinWang on Jun 25, 2022

    It's an interesting DIY for home calendars; however, it requires practice to do it right.

  • ZwenyQoor ZwenyQoor 5 days ago

    I love your work. It looks gorgeous! I actually love planning. I watched Brian Tracy’s video where he says it’s very important to plan your day and goals.