Clever Ways to Repurpose Your Old Calendars

Clever Ways to Repurpose Your Old Calendars

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The year is coming to an end and one of the things that get pushed out as useless are the calendars. You already have the calendar for the New Year right there, but what should you do with last year’s calendar, except of course to throw them out. Here are some clever and interesting ways to repurpose your old calendars and turn them into something special.

Decorative Gift Boxes

calendar gift pack

 

Things Needed:

  • Calendar paper
  • Scissors or craft knife
  • Glue stick

Method:

You would probably have plain gift boxes that require a bit of style and color. Trim the paper around the lid, to have just enough paper to cover the top and the sides of the lid.

Now apply the glue and stick the paper onto the surface smoothly. You also need to glue the sides of the box and fold the paper for a clean look.

Follow this method to cover the entire lid and then follow the process for the box as well. You will now have a nice gift box covered with calendar paper.

Coasters

coaster from old calendars

Do you have coasters that are looking a bit dull and old? Give them a new charm with some interesting calendar cut outs.

Things Needed:

  • Calendar paper
  • Plain set of coasters
  • Mod Podge
  • Scissors or craft knife
  • Paintbrush

Method:

  1. You can use a particular design from your calendar paper or the paper in whole. Just cut it to cover the coaster properly.
  2. With the help of a paint brush, cover the surface of the coaster with Mod Podge.
  3. Now place the cut out paper smoothly to avoid wrinkles or bubbles.
  4. Apply another layer of Mod Podge onto the image and then let it dry.

Candle Holders

candle holders from old calenders

Set the ambiance and give a warm touch to the interiors by creating interesting candle holders for your bedroom and living space.

Things Needed:

  • Calendar paper
  • Different-sized glass jars
  • Mod Podge
  • Scissors
  • Paintbrush

Method:

  1. To start with, cut out a part of the calendar paper to fit the glass jar properly.
  2. Now with the help of a paint brush, apply Mod Podge to the jar.
  3. Now place the paper to the jar and smoothen out to avoid wrinkles.
  4. Give a final coat of Mod Podge onto the jar and paper and then leave it to dry.

Gift Tags

Gift tags from old calendars

This is one item that’s always last moment and always in scarcity. But now you know how to make them as many as you want and whenever you want.

Things Needed:

  • Calendar paper
  • String or ribbon
  • Hole punch or thumbtack
  • Scissors

Method:

  1. Cut out different shapes from the paper like small rectangles, squares or any other shape you like
  2. Now just punch a hole at the top
  3. Now just loop a strong or a ribbon through the hole to tie your presents

Envelopes

envelops from old calendars

The perfect way to send letters in an unique and special way. Make your own personalized version of envelopes

Things Needed:

  • Calendar paper
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors

Method:

  1. Cut out a big square out of the calendar paper
  2. Now place the paper in a way that it looks like a diamond shape.
  3. Now take two side corners and then fold so that the pointed ends face each other.
  4. Now take the bottom corner and then fold it up. It should be overlapping the two side corners. Trim off the pointed end. Remember to glue the edges together.
  5. Now fold the top corner down and congrats your envelop is ready.

If you have more fun things that you can do with your old calendar, do share it with us.

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