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Hexagon Calendar


I love the Target Dollar Spot, and if you know what I'm talking about, I'm willing to bet that you love it too. I'm always finding things that I think I need to make into crafty goodness. But since I've purchased many items and never done anything with them, I try to be reserved when I'm shopping there.

This time when I stopped by, I found something that I couldn't leave behind. I was reserved and didn't buy the 27 things, and just bought this one mini wall calendar. Because I KNEW exactly what I was going to do with it.

Kraft paper is one of my favorite things, and this particular calendar was so very perfect for adding a bit of color. And fabric. And hexagons.

I'll tell you a bit more about my plan here as soon as you see how easy it is to customize this little project.

Hexagon Calendar

Here's what you need:

A basic calendar (this was in the Target Dollar Spot as of January)
Basted EPP hexagons (I'm using three per month)
Craft glue

Hexagon Calendar

On each page in your calendar, you'll glue a few hexagons onto the page. Use a small dab of glue in the center so that none of it gets on the fabric.

Hexagon Calendar

Attach the hexagons however you like. I found that they look pretty great in a little line above the month. But this works on other basic calendars too, and they'll have a different style.

Hexagon Calendar

You can also fold a little pock at the back of the calendar. For this, fold up the back cover by about 1-1/2 or 2 inches and glue down the sides. I used Wonder Clips to hold it while the glue dried.

Why would you want a pocket? Well, I'm planning on making this a year-long project. I'll add the hexagons to each month as each month passes.

The benefit to this is A) the glue won't affect the page before it, and B) I get to decorate it however I'm feeling that month. That pocket can hold extra hexies!

Hexagon Calendar

At the end of the year, I'd like to pull all 36 of the hexagons off and stitch them together to make something new. Because the glue will only be in the center of the paper, they're totally reusable!

And remember, this doesn't only go for a mini wall calendar from Target. You could temporarily attach hexagons to all kinds of paper goods!

9 comments:

  1. I LOVE this idea! Do you have any idea what the finished project for the year will be? Argh! So many ideas! :)

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  2. This is such a cute idea! I saw all the new things in the Dollar Spot and I've been resisting but I might need to pick one of these up!

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  3. I saw those calendars & passed them up. now I have to go back to Target! LOL

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  4. Great idea & so affordable!

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  5. Just picked up one of the calendars last night. I like the simplicity of just the three hexies on each month. I had thought about doing one with an embroidered "mini", but that might just unnecessarily complicate a nice simple project.

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  6. How big are the hexagons for this project?

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