How did you like Jacque’s Perpetual Menu Calendar? Well, in the spirit of getting organized, I wanted to share with you my easy chalkboard calendar.
It’s been very popular with our kids. They like knowing which days they have Tae Kwon Do and they also like to count down the days to important events. In the past I drew out the calendar lines, but trying to erase inside the lines was tedious and time consuming. And what busy mom has time for that?!
To create this quick chalkboard calendar you need to start with a chalkboard wall (or large chalkboard.)
Then you’ll need these things:
- Vinyl grid lines (cut your own or purchase from Leen the Graphics Queen)
Using the level, make a straight (and level) line for the top of your calendar. (Mine is 28″ wide.)
Mark a tick mark horizontally every 4″ (more or less depending on your space availability) for the 7 days. Make 5 tick marks down from the top line vertically every 4″. Repeat on the opposite side. Then add your horizontal tick marks for the days at the bottom.
Use your vinyl lines to outline the calendar and create the horizontal lines.
Connect the vertical tick marks with vinyl lines. If you have excess vinyl, snip it short with a pair of scissors. (Our calendar is 20″ tall.)
In our house I added two calendars. It’s always nice to see a month ahead!
Finally add one row above your calendar for the days of the week.
Then fill ‘er up with dates and your family’s schedule.
And that’s a really easy way to keep you and your family organized!
But, I also like that I can easily erase each month and change the dates for the next month quicker. Obviously, you have to use a damp rag (not soaking wet) and a light hand to avoid damaging the vinyl lines. But, so far, so good.
Order your lines for your own chalkboard calendar today and you’ll be more organized tomorrow! I also wanted to mention that Leen has a chalkboard calendar for those of you that don’t want to commit to a large painted chalkboard wall in your home!