free printable 2017 photo calendar {easy DIY gift}


Hey, it’s September, which means it’s obviously time to start planning Christmas gifts, right? Right. Today I’m sharing free printables for my 2017 photo calendar so you can get started on your holiday gifts. This photo calendar is a great gift option because: 1) you can customize it with your favorite photos, 2) it’s really easy but ends up looking pretty cool, 3) it’s ultra-cheap, meaning you can make a bunch and whack out gifts for lots of people without breaking the bank, and 4) you made it, which means it’s extra special. Totally.

Awesome DIY gift idea! Free printable 2017 photo calendar makes an easy, cheap, and very cool handmade Christmas or holiday gift for anyone on your list. Great gift idea for grandparents!

If you’re a long-time reader of the old blog, you’ve seen the 2015 and 2016 versions of this calendar. I don’t usually make the same thing year after year, but judging by the emails I’ve gotten asking when this year’s version will be ready, you guys seem to like this snazzy little photo calendar.

Awesome DIY gift idea! Free printable 2017 photo calendar makes an easy, cheap, and very cool handmade Christmas or holiday gift for anyone on your list. Great gift idea for grandparents!

And why not? All you have to do is print out the pages onto cardstock, cut out the photo window, tape a 4×6 photo behind the window, and stack all the pages together on a clipboard or in a document frame. Nice.

Awesome DIY gift idea! Free printable 2017 photo calendar makes an easy, cheap, and very cool handmade Christmas or holiday gift for anyone on your list. Great gift idea for grandparents!

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 coworkers, teachers, or anyone else.

To make a 2017 photo calendar, you’ll need to download the free printables by clicking here. Print them onto sturdy cardstock at 100% or full size. (And yes, some of the photos below say 2016 on them. Don’t worry, the link above will take you to the 2017 version).

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!

Here’s a quick video that shows the process:

Once all the pages are complete, slide them into a clipboard and you’re ready to give your handmade photo calendar 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 the calendar pages 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!

Download the 2017 Photo Calendar Printables by clicking here.

And if you like the calendar, but are looking for something smaller, check out my Mini 2017 Photo Calendar instead!

Fabulous DIY gift idea! Mini 2017 photo calendars. Free printables that you can customize with your own photos for a cheap and easy gift. Great Christmas gift idea for family or friends!

 

Comments

  1. 1

    Anne-Marie eleniak says

    Thank you so much for sharing this again this year. This is my favorite calendar. It makes wonderful gifts.

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    says

    Is it possible for me to get a blank calendar that has sufficient space for adding names on any or all days that a peron’s name can be entered (as many as six names on any one date) so I can make calendars for our whole family. Each family member must present to me the various birthday dates, anniversary dates, and any other significant date (with a symbol to denote what the date means: Bell for anniversary, birthday with a symbol to indicate the person is deceased, name only to indicate it is his/her birthday). I promised my family members who used to get such calendars when my organization sold such calendars annually. They now do not solicit the “names” for the annual calendar and I want to make my own. Please HELP! Thanks.

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    says

    Hi there, this tutorial is exactly what I’ve been looking for for Christmas this year!! Thank you, thank you!! I bought some wooden cutting boards I’m going to convert into clipboards, and I’m wondering what the sizes are for the actual final card stock month-pages (mini and regular)….are regular sized pages 8×10? Thanks again 🙂

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    Laura says

    Hi, I like this idea for make a present but I don’t know where can I find these types of calendar. Can you give me a link or the web-site where you found it please?

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    rami says

    much LOVE !! thank you for this calendar i’ve been looking for it !
    it’s a great add-on Christmas gifts and new year gifts!
    I’ve done one for mom with my nieces and nephews ( and dogs ) pictures
    and one for a close friend with his recent euro-trip and turned out amazing !
    Blessings !

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