As Christmas and the New Year quickly approaches, I thought it would be fun to design a calendar that I could share with you here!

THE SUPPLIES
• Printed calendar you can download here ( 8.5″ x 11″ version ) or here ( 13″ x 19″ version )
• Cutting mat
• 1/4″ dowel rod
• A couple rolls of your favorite washi tape ( hot pink is always a winner )
• Colorful tissue paper ( metallic paper found at Michael’s )
• Ruler
• Xacto knife
• Scissors
• Embroidery floss or bakers twine
• Colorful yarn
• Pom pom makers ( all sorts of sizes at Michael’s! )
• Double sided tape
• Scotch tape

01 Cut your dowel rod down to be about 1.5″ than the size of the calendar on both sides.

02 Use the washi tape to spice up the ends with a little color, wrap the tape around carefully a couple times and cut the end.

03 On the reverse side of the calendar put double sided tape across the top edge. Carefully wrap the paper around the dowel rod and attach. Then use the scotch tape to really seal down the edge.

04 Measure about 26″ of bakers twine and tie to the dowel rod. Cut off any extra twine

05 Cut a 3″ section of tissue paper and make sure it is still folded in half. Cut pieces about 1/4″ wide leaving about 2″ from the folded section. Continue this all the way across.

06 Unfold the tissue paper where the crease is and roll across the uncut section. Then twist the uncut section carefully and tightly trying not to let the cut pieces become tangled.

07 Fold the twisted section in half and twist together leaving a loop at the top.

08 Make some fun pom poms! I’ve tried several methods ( check the fork method out here ) but I like this method best using the handy dandy little pom pom makers.

09 Cut a 12″ section of bakers twine and tie a piece of fringe to the end, then tie your poms poms or other fringe you made, there are no rules go nuts and hang as much or as little as you want!

10 Take your decorations and tie them onto the dowel rod. Hang up and enjoy!

If you don’t have the supplies or time to make this guy but love it I’d be happy to make it for you! Check out my other design here.

Happy ( early ) New Year everyone!

GUEST COLUMNIST / ANDREA FAIRSERVICE
Andrea Fairservice is a designer & blogger who is always bursting at the seams with inspiration and is known by her friends as a “gatherer.” She shoots and develops the Do It Yourself column.
  1. Noor says:

    Oh I just love this DIY. Its super cute and nice to put around the house. I am going to dl that free owl calender and I think this is what I will do with it so thank you

  2. Kate says:

    This is so cute and festive Andrea! Clearly I need to make this so I can smile all year long :)

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  5. Aida says:

    This is absolutely brilliant! Thanks for sharing your fantastic idea, along with detailed instructions! :)

  6. Carol says:

    I found your beautiful calendar via pinterest. I’m a little confused, as your download links take me to flickr, where it says you have disabled downloads. How do I print the calendar? Thanks for any help!