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Make a DIY cube calendar
When I went to MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) during last summer , I loved the shop there compared to the museum because they had a lot of creative products and I was going through each one of them and I felt like having all of them.(Obviously, that is not possible :P)Then my DIY mind said that I can do some of them . One of them were this perpetual cubes calendar.. Of course, it can be any day of any year to start this as it is a never ending calendar.And it is a perfect gift to give year long and also serves as a desk accessory.Lets see how to make these.

Posted by Sahana from New York, New York, United States • Published See Sahana 's 9 projects »
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  • How to make a calendar. Diy Cubes Calender - Step 1
    Step 1

    Decide the color scheme of the cubes . My current faves are teal ,gold ,black and white but you can chose your own favorite color scheme or go with mine. Paint the cubes in the colors you picked. I went with teal for date cubes, white for days cube and gold for months.Two to three coating will be perfect to mask the wood from showing through.

  • How to make a calendar. Diy Cubes Calender - Step 2
    Step 2

    Now to the making of stand for cubes.I made this stand by trail and error method.With cubes measurement as key I started building the stand. You can pretty much make this stand for whatever size of cube you have. My cubes measured 1.4".So, if you also have the same cube measurement, then You will need

    2 card boards(Middle) -- 6" x 1.4"
    1 card board (Front) -- 6" x 1"
    1 card board (Back) -- 6" x 2.6"
    1 card board (Base) -- 6" x 2.4"

    Attach the middle two pieces with hot glue as shown.

  • How to make a calendar. Diy Cubes Calender - Step 3
    Step 3

    Attach the front piece to the edge of the previously build piece.

  • How to make a calendar. Diy Cubes Calender - Step 4
    Step 4

    In the same way , attach the back piece also

  • How to make a calendar. Diy Cubes Calender - Step 5
    Step 5

    This is how it should look from the side.

  • How to make a calendar. Diy Cubes Calender - Step 6
    Step 6

    Cut the base piece

  • How to make a calendar. Diy Cubes Calender - Step 7
    Step 7

    Attach it to the base of the slant "M" piece.

  • How to make a calendar. Diy Cubes Calender - Step 8
    Step 8

    Once you are done building the base , trace the sides on to the cardboard and cut them.

  • How to make a calendar. Diy Cubes Calender - Step 9
    Step 9

    Glue them to the sides using glue gun.

  • How to make a calendar. Diy Cubes Calender - Step 10
    Step 10

    Your cardboard base is now ready.

  • How to make a calendar. Diy Cubes Calender - Step 11
    Step 11

    Cover your stand with black card stock and mod podge. Use the base that you just built as a template and trace around black cardstock leaving 1/2 inch extra on all sides .Cut it and use mod podge to glue it to the cardboard.

  • How to make a calendar. Diy Cubes Calender - Step 12
    Step 12

    Once the glue is dry , use another coat of mod podge above the card stock to give a polished look. Your base is now ready. If you feel that is too much of work,cover it with paint.

  • How to make a calendar. Diy Cubes Calender - Step 13
    Step 13

    Once the wood blocks are dry. Write the date, day and months with pencil and then go over them with the paint pen for the final touch. If you are confident enough you can write directly with paint pen.

  • How to make a calendar. Diy Cubes Calender - Step 14
    Step 14

    Cube 1 (Day) - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri. Sat/Sun

  • How to make a calendar. Diy Cubes Calender - Step 15
    Step 15

    Cube 2(Date) - 1,2,3,4,5,6

  • How to make a calendar. Diy Cubes Calender - Step 16
    Step 16

    Cube 3(Date) - 0,1,2,7,8,9

  • How to make a calendar. Diy Cubes Calender - Step 17
    Step 17

    Cube 4(Months) - Jan/Jul , Feb/Aug ,Mar/Sep , Apr/Oct , May/Nov , Jun/Dec

  • How to make a calendar. Diy Cubes Calender - Step 18
    Step 18

    Finish it with a coat of sealant like triple gloss paint or clear gloss spray paint.And then, you are done!

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