calendar cover tutorial

I love a handmade gift that you can get the kiddos involved in.   This is a handy little gift for anyone who needs a calendar…which includes everybody right? However when you customize the cover it just makes it so personalized for the recipient.   I love this idea that my dear friend Cindy from Skip to my Lou is sharing, please welcome her to IC.PennyWisePresents

Hi Everyone, I’m Cindy and I am thrilled to be guest posting here at Infarrantly Creative! I hope you will come visit me at Skip to my Lou for some crafty tutorials, handmade gift ideas, teacher appreciation ideas, sewing patterns and recipes!

Here an idea for a super simple and very inexpensive gift idea.

Child’s Art Calendar Cover

All you need is a pocket calendar with a plastic protector, markers, high quality copy paper and scissors. I found the calendars at the dollar store.

Make sure the calendar has a removable plastic cover.

Open up the calendar and draw around it to mark how big to make the copy paper, cut out.

Have your little artist color a fun picture. If you have loads of friends and family that would appreciate this gift, you can have your child draw one drawing and then make color photo copies. You might also consider cutting up artwork that comes home from school to fit inside the protector.

Slip paper around the calendar and place it back into the plastic protector. Now you have a thoughtful and useful gift that anyone would love to receive and a child would be proud to give!

If you are looking for more homemade gift ideas, from edible gifts to sewn gifts you might enjoy browsing my Handmade Gift Guide!

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  1. wow, what a simple, yet very clever idea!

    my son has three preschool teachers and we have been trying to decide what to do for them for christmas.

    problem solved!

    thank you!

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