free printable 2016 photo calendar {great DIY gift idea!}


I’m betting a good percentage of us have made photo calendars before to give as Christmas gifts. Because really, who wouldn’t want a calendar full of pictures of my kids? No one, that’s who. But I’ll admit I’m totally over the generic looking spiral bound photo calendars you can order from most photo places. If you’re going to give pics of your kids and call them a gift, why not do it in style? Hence today’s post: a cool, modern looking free printable 2016 photo calendar than you can personalize with your own photos for an easy, inexpensive DIY gift.

How pretty! Free printable 2016 photo calendar - just add your own photos for an easy, cheap handmade DIY gift idea - perfect for Christmas!

The nice thing about this DIY gift is that (other than being practically free) it’s also totally customizable. Use pics of your own kids to make a calendar for your spouse, or old family photos to make a calendar for your mom, or even pretty scenic pictures you can find free on the web (and I’ll tell you where) to make a calendar for anyone.

Hey, want a mini version? Click here!

How pretty! Free printable 2016 photo calendar - just add your own photos for an easy, cheap handmade DIY gift idea - perfect for Christmas!

Add a clipboard or inexpensive frame and you’re good to go – one more holiday gift checked off the list. Easy, cheap, and beautiful.

To make a 2016 photo calendar, you’ll need to download the free printables by clicking here. Print them onto sturdy cardstock at 100% or full size.

How pretty! Free printable 2016 photo calendar - just add your own photos for an easy, cheap handmade DIY gift idea - perfect for Christmas!

Use an exacto knife and ruler to cut out the box on each page of the calendar, then attach a 4×6 photo behind it.

How pretty! Free printable 2016 photo calendar - just add your own photos for an easy, cheap handmade DIY gift idea - perfect for Christmas!

Cutting a window out of each calendar page looks cool because the calendar page now “frames” the photo, but if you want to make things really easy you can skip cutting out the box and trim a photo to just larger than 4.5 inches wide and 2.75 inches tall and adhere it over the box instead.

How pretty! Free printable 2016 photo calendar - just add your own photos for an easy, cheap handmade DIY gift idea - perfect for Christmas!

Once all the pages are complete, slide them into a clipboard and you’re ready to give it away!

How pretty! Free printable 2016 photo calendar - just add your own photos for an easy, cheap handmade DIY gift idea - perfect for Christmas!

If you want to give them in a frame, either purchase an 8.5×11 document frame, or trim 1/2 inch off the top and bottom of each page and 1/4 inch off each side so they’ll fit an 8×10 frame.

How pretty! Free printable 2016 photo calendar - just add your own photos for an easy, cheap handmade DIY gift idea - perfect for Christmas!

Either way it makes a very pretty, minimalist/modern gift.

How pretty! Free printable 2016 photo calendar - just add your own photos for an easy, cheap handmade DIY gift idea - perfect for Christmas!

 

If you’re looking for beautiful, free stock photos to use in these calendars, check out Stock Snap. It has a searchable collection of beautiful photos that are absolutely free to use. It’s a fantastic resource!

How pretty! Free printable 2016 photo calendar - just add your own photos for an easy, cheap handmade DIY gift idea - perfect for Christmas!

 

How pretty! Free printable 2016 photo calendar - just add your own photos for an easy, cheap handmade DIY gift idea - perfect for Christmas!

Comments

  1. 2

    says

    Thanks for the Stock Snap tip I hadn’t heard of them, checked out their site and it looks great! So do your photo calendars! I like how you cut out the rectangle for the photo frames is nicely ♥

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    Rosemary says

    This is so beautiful, simple, practical and functional! I saw last year’s post and was wondering if you were going to do a 2016, and here it is! Love the fonts and clean design you chose. I can’t wait to do this for my family. I hope I can find enough pictures to fit the landscape space! Thank you so much for sharing this!

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    Irini says

    Such a nice idea! I was thinking of making one for a friend of mine with photos of her family. Can you just give me an idea, if I present it in a photo frame, where can I put the rest of the months? Thanks!

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    laura b says

    Hi! I was wondering if you had a link to a printable version for June 2015 calendar. I saw these and thought it would be a great gift for sister. Her daughter was born June 21, 2015 and I wanted to put a picture of her that day she was born with the date she was born circled.

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