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Project

Stickie Note Calendar

Introduction

Make a monthly calendar that is as changeable as your schedule. Instead of crossing out plans as dates shift, just move the notes and stack them up on busy days. Start with a 26 1/2-inch square sheet of Masonite fiberboard. Spray-paint it white, and let dry. Then use tape (we suggest easy-to-reposition washi tape) to create a seven-by-seven grid of three-inch squares.

Post it Notes, in Tropical and Neon, staples.com. Washi tape, in Bright Sherbet, happytape.com. Maxi Classic Bag, by Brave Brown Bag, purlsoho.

Steps

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Reviews (22)

  • 13 Aug, 2012

    I was just thinking that maybe the tape could be applied directly to the refrigerator door. Wall space is a premium in my home and that would eliminate the need for it. Just a thought

  • 28 Dec, 2011

    you can also get washi tape at http://wishywashi.com

  • 17 Oct, 2011

    Love this idea - can't wait to try it.

  • 16 Oct, 2011

    I do something similar for my work projects - each project gets a sticky note and I can adjust as deadlines change or new jobs arrive. I do a column for each day (today, tomorrow, next day . . .) and put the jobs into the column with the most pressing at the top. Once the project is done, the sticky notes go into a column called - INVOICING! It's a great way to visually see how busy I am at a glance.

  • 16 Oct, 2011

    Great idea, however, in a "green" conscience world, I think we crafters could tweek this to be a better way of reusing things, versus tree destruction

  • 16 Oct, 2011

    Electronic vs. Paper vs. Post-it - to each their own. I've used tiny post-its for grocery and other lists for a long time and this will be a good place to pull things together. I'll make the board a bit bigger with space for lists I can grab and go (grocery, errands, etc.) on one side and plastic flip pages to store reusable notes on the other. I'll paint the calendar portion a glossy bright color that goes with my kitchen and dry erase the dates each month. I'll DEFINITELY use this idea.

  • 16 Oct, 2011

    I"ve seen this type of calendar before, and I'm so glad you posted it. This will solve my calendar hassles of always changing dates and add on's! I've got 4 kids and the organization is much needed!!

  • 26 Mar, 2011

    I am disappointed as well. I have my calendar from last year with the picture in the frame and was looking forward to printing and hanging this year's calendar...Not interested in the sticky notes. It is nice to have new ideas, but would have really liked one like last year.

  • 5 Feb, 2011

    I've been waiting for the photo calendar 2011 clip art and was disappointed to see the post-it note calendar appear when I selected the photo calendar.

  • 27 Jan, 2011

    I like the fact that this can become a perpetual calendar. So as the month progresses you can replace the sticky note with the new date. That is the drawback that I see from other calendars. You also don't have to buy a white board, you can do that on a regular calendar that you get for free from banks, real estate agent, insurance advisors, etc...

    Still love the idea Martha...thanks....Margarita Ibbott -

  • 5 Jan, 2011

    In our house we use "old-fashioned" paper calendars. My hubby cannot get used to the techno of today. So I use my iPhone and keep regular calendars. I work away from home. This keeps us both organized and in the know of what we are both doing. I love this and it's recyclable and notes are reusable for recurring items!!

  • 5 Jan, 2011

    In our house we use "old-fashioned" paper calendars. My hubby cannot get used to the techno of today. So I use my iPhone and keep regular calendars. I work away from home. This keeps us both organized and in the know of what we are both doing. I love this and it's recyclable and notes are reusable for recurring items!!

  • 3 Jan, 2011

    what a good, simple, and easy idea! not everyone likes to use technology-based appointment keepers and calendars; just as some people continue to wear watches and read paper books. besides, with a family, a single calendar that everyone can see at a glance is really necessary. for those worried about recycling, those post its are the equivalent of a few sheets of paper, that can be easily recycled. i don't think that is equally true of used dry erase markers.

  • 2 Jan, 2011

    What a briljant idea! I'm going to try it right now :)

  • 2 Jan, 2011

    I think this is great. I use a different color sticky note for each member of the family.

  • 2 Jan, 2011

    @Helen, I can't stand keeping a calendar on my phone or laptop. I need to see, at a glance, what's ahead. It's easier for the family to keep track of all their activities if they see can see it everyday.

    @rdejam, I use recycled post-its. We also recycle ALL paper in our home.

  • 2 Jan, 2011

    I can't even imagine using a paper calendar of any sort in the twenty-first century; I haven't had one in over 20 years!

    I use my Palm for my calendar, to-do list, address book, and notes. I back it up on my desktop and have the PDA with me all the time. I believe you can do the same thing with any smart phone.

  • 1 Jan, 2011

    While it may seem wasteful paper wise, I live off a sticky notes and this would be such a great way to have a flexible calendar, one central location for all the sticky notes I use, and a nice feature is removing one to carry with you when your on a mission to fulfill the particular task!

  • 1 Jan, 2011

    I bought a white board that is a calendar grid. I decorated it and use colorful dry erase markers . It's a much better solution and a whole lot greener than post-it notes and tape. I'm surprised Martha would condone this wasteful idea.

  • 1 Jan, 2011

    It is a very cute idea, but such a waste of paper! A wipe-off board with the same design would be better, wouldn't it?

  • 1 Jan, 2011

    I love this idea. I always find my self making a to do list in the morning by copying my calendar with this idea I can just take the post-its off the Calendar and GO!!!!

  • 1 Jan, 2011

    This is a great idea! I was also thinking that you could do the same on a regular calendar and the small stickies.