This is one of my favorite DIY gifts ever! Today I’m showing you how to make this cool 2017 wall calendar personalized with your own photos. I have a free template for you, so all you have to do is drop your photos into the template using Photoshop Elements and you have a gorgeous gift. Don’t have Photoshop Elements yet? Then make sure you read all the way through the post because at the end I’m giving away a software bundle that includes Photoshop Elements 15 AND Premiere Elements 15, so you can edit photos AND videos.
Isn’t it cool? Here’s what it looks like up close:
The best part is that since you can add your own photos, it can be a completely customized gift. Make one for Grandma with pictures of all the grandkids, or one with pictures of all your children for your spouse to take to work. Add you favorite travel photos, or even use wedding pictures:
The template is sized to print as a 16×20, which is large enough to look really pretty on the wall but is still very inexpensive to print ($6 at Costco).
This calendar takes advantage of a cool feature in Photoshop Elements which allow you to drop your photos into a template, then resize them and move them around to get a custom look. Using a template makes this a very fast process, making this a great last minute DIY gift idea.
Here’s what the template looks like. You can download it by clicking this link.
And here’s a screencast that walks you through adding your own photos using Photoshop Elements 15, which is my go-t0 creative and photo editing software.
Thank you to Adobe for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own, and I really love Photoshop Elements!
Easy, right? As I mentioned in the video, you can have your photo processor mount the calendar for a modern, frame-free look. Or, you can mount it yourself on dollar store foam core using this method for a truly inexpensive DIY gift.
Ok, favorite people, it’s time for ANOTHER giveaway. If you would like to win your very own copy of Photoshop Elements 15, please leave me a comment telling me what you want to make with Photoshop Elements. One winner will be chosen and will be contacted via email. Winner will have 24 hours to respond to claim their prize or another winner will be chosen. Must be 18 or older and have a US mailing address to win. Good luck!