Our big magnetic calendar for our home.
In 2004, I went through a phase, a wood crafting phase. I made this calendar just after Avery’s first birthday.
I first fell in love with a mirror that my mom had custom made from a company called Sticks. While visiting one of the Sticks Galleries in CA (Balboa Island to be exact) I saw one of their perpetual calendars and LOVED it, the only problem was that the price tag was waaaay out of my league. So when we got back from our trip, I decided to make one myself… and I did!
I used a local wood crafting business to make the actual frame and then I did the rest. With:
-a wood burner
-a love for papyrus and comic sans ☺ (what?! It was 2004.)
-and three nonstop weeks (I was on a mission)
it was complete… and I love it! I love that it is something that I made and that we can have for years and pass on to our children.
What took the most time was not the actual frame, but all the magnets: the big ones for the months, medium ones for the holidays and major birthdays and small ones for all the numbered days. It would have been a lot less of a project to make a mirror, but I’m glad I made a calendar. I mainly use it for major holidays and birthdays.
Here is a picture half way finished from 5 years ago.
..and what it looks like today.
If you’re new to Sticks as a company, you should check out their site, they have so many neat pieces!