Hello crafters! This is Zeyna from Mummy On My Mind back with another Mom & Child craft, this time creating a project for July with the theme Summer.
You can have a look at my previous crafts projects, where I created a Number Recognition Game for my Toddler, a 3D Seashell Memory Frame, a Newborn Baby Shadow box Frame, Newborn Keepsake Photo Album, Hand Drawn Dinosaur Birthday Card, 4 Ways to make your own Thankyou Cards using Stamps, Eid Mubarak Wreath and a Summer Holiday Memory Box.
The theme for the month of August is “Rainbow”. I have been meaning to create a Calendar for Master Z for a very long time, and this month’s theme was perfect for just that. I want that with the help of his very own calendar, he begins to recognise the concept of days of the week, months and dates, as well as learn how they are spelt through the sight words. We have already been using it for a while now, and he looks forward to setting the date of the day every morning with me. It’s not only fun, but educational too, and I really love how it has turned out!
Below is the photo tutorial of how I made it and list of all PPS items used in this project can be found at the bottom of the post. Let’s get started!
All supplies used in this project are from the Pretty Paper Studio, except for the Magnetic tape which you can easily find in any Daiso Store for a very reasonable price.
Step one was to create a brief outline of the different sections of the calendar on a black piece of chipboard, using a pencil and ruler. I divided the chipboard into three separate sections, as well as the top for the title.
Using a different piece of black chipboard, I cut out little rectangles on which I will be applying the stickers for the months of the year as well as days of the week. I also cut out small squares for the numeric dates.
Once the little pieces were cut, I used the puffy alphabet stickers in green colour and applied them on to read the days of the week, months of the year and numbers 0-9, making an extra 1 and 2 for the double digit number dates of the month.
Going back to the original piece of black chipboard, I painted the title to read My Calendar. The middle section reads “Today is…” and created some boxes using the Finetic Coliro Pearl Set Rainbow Palette. This shimmery colour palette is absolutely stunning, and blended together beautifully.
I also added some Alpha chipboard thickers stickers to label “Months, Days, Dates and Season”.
Using the same watercolour set, I also created outlines for the days, dates and months, colouring them in different colours for a rainbow effect. I also painted four smaller squares for the four different seasons of the year.
For the finishing touch, and the most important one, I applied magnetic tape at the back of all the little pieces, as well as large strips on the Calendar piece of chipboard.
Using a black tip pen, I labelled the boxes in the middle section of the calendar under “Today is…” and applied the magnets in place. And voila, the calendar is ready to be used on a daily basis.
What do you think? I have added some close up shots below to give a clearer view, and I am really happy with the way it has turned out.
I hope you enjoyed reading my photo tutorial, and if you do get inspired to recreate it, please do share your projects with me by posting photos on social media using the hashtags #ppsuae #prettypaperstudio #madewithppsuae . Don’t forget to tag me on Instagram and/or Facebook, so I can see!
You can also join the Pretty Paper Studio Monthly Challenge through the following easy steps:
1. Create a project with this month’s theme in mind.
2. Upload your project photo to “August 2018 Challenge” Photo Album in the Pretty Paper Studio Facebook Group.
3. All entries are due by August 31, 2018.
4. Challenge winner will receive a prize pack worth AED50.