How to make a perpetual calendar message board. My inspiration was a church attendance board, remember those?
Guess what today is, it’s Thrift Store Decor day! I excited for you to see all the transformations. My friends are so talented and you will find their projects listed at the end of the post.
I found this $2.99 beauty at Goodwill, when I shared my thrifty haul on Facebook, someone said it was a Lang calendar holder. In my mind all I could see was the old fashioned church attendance board. I’ve added affiliate links, here’s what I did.
- perpetual calendar holder
- flat Balsa wood strips- 2 sizes – I found these at Hobby Lobby
- glue (hot glue and tacky glue)
- letters or numbers ( click for: Lightbox letters)
- Spray paint the calendar holder. I also added stripes, optional and lightly sanded the whole piece.
- Measure and cut balsa wood strips to fit across the calendar holder.
- Glue the small strip to the larger one, this will create an area to hold the letter.
- Use the letter as a guide for spacing and hot glue the balsa wood strip to the holder.
- Place the letters to create your quote.
tip: I used tacky glue for the balsa wood, they are so small, you would burn your fingers!
Ok, I gotta know, are you watching This is us?? I had to include this 😉 If you’re not watching, you should.
I’m having fun with these quotes!
Now go check out the other ideas:
Desk Lamp Makeover – Domestically Speaking
Luggage Rack Side Table – My Repurposed Life
Antique Key Magnets – Petticoat Junktion
Message Board – me 🙂
Peony and Grapevine Wreath – Our Southern Home
World Map Makeover – My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Key Hook Cabinet Makeover – Sadie SeasonGoods
Repurposed Thrift Store Tray – House of Hawthornes
Need more ideas, click here: Thrift Store Decor ideas galore!
20 thoughts on “Perpetual Calendar Message Board”
I really enjoyed this project! I never would have thought to make the letter railing like this with the balsa wood. LOVE how you helped to inspire me this way! I’m thinking I might make specific letters using thrifted plastic bottles and/or containers with the clear packing tape transfer method using jet printed font letters. THAT will be fun! Thanks loads for sharing such a wonderful idea!
I love this idea! So creative Debbie!
Great idea; love the curves of the frame and the stripes make it pop. I’m still learning to think outside the box about repurposing!
Debbie, Here you go again wowing me with your thrift store makeover! I need a taco…..I am always needing a taco!
I still have one of those calendar holders in my kitchen right now! My husband refuses to give up the idea of a paper calendar! Great repurpose and I think you win the “Most Creative” award!
Cute, cute, cute!!! I think it was meant to be a message board.
This is fantastic! I love it!!
Thanks so much Leda!! Hope you have an awesome day!
This turned out to be so beautiful! I love all the quotes, perfect!
sooo cute Debbie. I love your message board. Do I have those letters? Did we get them at a conference? 😉
I watch This Is Us. Love that show!!!!
super job, very creative as always!
Thanks Gail, I ordered the letters on Amazon. I guess I need to check my swag bags lol I don’t remember getting any though.
this looks great debbie! love the tulips too! Where did you find those? laura
Thanks Laura, the tulips are from Michaels, $2 a bunch 🙂
thanks for the idea! will make smaller version using scrabble tiles for lettering messages 🙂
Great idea Dodie 🙂 I may have to do that too!! Thank you!!