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make your own calendar using an old cd case
This calendar is an experiment for a future Christmas present. Is not finished yet, I made only the first four months of the year because I don't have time to finish it. But there is still time before the beginning of 2010 :)

This project is simple and is very fun to create a design that characterizes each month.
I made drawings and I glued some pieces of fabric, but you can make collages with fabric or pieces of newspaper or simply print the images with the computer..there may be infinite variations.

Posted by pavlov from Bergamo, Lombardy, Italy • Published See pavlov's 10 projects »
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  • How to make a calendar. New Calendar With Cd Case - Step 1
    Step 1

    You need the two squares of paper inside the cd case: front and rear.

    Take the front square and, on the paperboard, mark the exact measure in red colour. That will become the height of the calendar.
    Repeat the same thing with measure in blu colour. That will become the width of the calendar.

    Next to the first square draw a second square with the same measures.

    Then cut out the rectangle and fold it in the center.

  • How to make a calendar. New Calendar With Cd Case - Step 2
    Step 2

    Now there's the fun part.
    Use a square for each month (for each rectangle of paper there are two months).
    Be careful to measure the space you need to write the days of the month and, if you like, you can use different colors for mark the special days to remember birthdays, holidays and anniversaries.
    Remember to write the name of the month and year!

    At the top of the square (the area where the rectangle is folded) you can use all your creativity.

  • How to make a calendar. New Calendar With Cd Case - Step 3
    Step 3

    open the cd case and disconnect the two pieces. Turn down the second piece (the one that "contains" the CD) and fits the two pieces back together.

    Don't mind the scotch on my CD Case :)

  • How to make a calendar. New Calendar With Cd Case - Step 4
    Step 4

    Lifts the lid of the CD case and insert the month.
    The second piece of CD case becomes the basis of the calendar.

  • How to make a calendar. New Calendar With Cd Case - Step 5
    Step 5

    Behind every month you can write what happens in the days that you have color on the calendar, for example the name of the person's birthday.

  • How to make a calendar. New Calendar With Cd Case - Step 6
    Step 6

    uses a strip of paper to write the "title" of the calendar and apply it inside the base.

  • How to make a calendar. New Calendar With Cd Case - Step 7
    Step 7

    If you don't know where to put the squares with the other months of the year you can keep them inside the base of the calendar.

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Pastru
Pastru
carino! ;)
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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
really awesome cool smart idea;-D love the drawings too;-D
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Karamel
Karamel · Turkey, North Carolina, US
did you draw those drawings? they are so cute!

i think i will make it=)
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Katia Ruby
Katia Ruby · Portland, Oregon, US · 4 projects
that is so clever! i love it!
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pavlov
pavlov · Bergamo, Lombardy, IT · 10 projects
thank you! Unfortunately I've your same problem Happy
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Suki F.
Suki F. · 6 projects
This is very creative - nice idea for using those forlorn-looking empty CD cases that always seem to be lying around!
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tricia m.
tricia m. · Richmond, Virginia, US
great idea!!
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CO + K User

That's really cuteHappy
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