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Extract from Pinterest Perfect! • By Walter Foster Creative Team and Jamielyn Nye

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Make this chalkboard calendar for a cute addition to any wall in your home. There’s no need to replace it each year. The grid and days of the week always stay in place. Just erase and update the month and day numbers each month.

Posted by Creative Publishing international Published See Creative Publishing international's 92 projects » © 2018 Walter Foster Creative Team, Jamielyn Nye · Reproduced with permission.
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  • How to make a chalkboard. Perpetual Chalkboard Calendar - Step 1
    Step 1

    Start by using your white charcoal pencil and ruler to section the chalkboard into a grid for the calendar days. Draw seven rows across the board starting at the bottom. I like to make marks on the bottom row for where my next set of grid lines will go. Use the ruler to draw straight lines for seven columns. Make sure you leave room at the top to write the days of the week and the name of the month.

  • How to make a chalkboard. Perpetual Chalkboard Calendar - Step 2
    Step 2

    Write the days of the week across the top of your grid. Each day should fit over a single square and should read graphically. For my weekday lettering, I used an easy, legible hand. You can experiment with styles of writing.

  • How to make a chalkboard. Perpetual Chalkboard Calendar - Step 3
    Step 3

    Write the name of the month and the year at the top of the chalkboard. I used a script font to contrast with the lettering I used to write the days of the week. You can imitate my writing here, or you can explore other styles and create something of your own!

  • How to make a chalkboard. Perpetual Chalkboard Calendar - Step 4
    Step 4

    Next fill in the dates with the charcoal pencil, writing each number in the upper left-hand corner of each grid square. Be sure to refer to a finished calendar for reference!

  • How to make a chalkboard. Perpetual Chalkboard Calendar - Step 5
    Step 5

    Your calendar is finished! Find a spot to display it in your home and show off your hard work. Use your charcoal pencil to add appointments or special events.

    Artist Tip: When the new month arrives, simply erase the month and the numbered days with a soft cloth. Then add the new details. Try mixing up your lettering styles. You can even add little embellishments, such as swirls, stars, and snowflakes.

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