make a personalized photo wall calendar + Photoshop Elements giveaway


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.

Beautiful! I love this personalized photo wall calendar. Click through for the free template and a video tutorial. Easy, inexpensive DIY gift!

Isn’t it cool? Here’s what it looks like up close:

Beautiful! I love this personalized photo wall calendar. Click through for the free template and a video tutorial. Easy, inexpensive DIY gift!

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:

Beautiful! I love this personalized photo wall calendar. Click through for the free template and a video tutorial. Easy, inexpensive DIY gift!

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).

Beautiful! I love this personalized photo wall calendar. Click through for the free template and a video tutorial. Easy, inexpensive DIY gift!

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.

Beautiful! I love this personalized photo wall calendar. Click through for the free template and a video tutorial. Easy, inexpensive DIY gift!

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!

Beautiful! I love this personalized photo wall calendar. Click through for the free template and a video tutorial. Easy, inexpensive DIY gift!

Comments

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    jESSICA lARSON says

    Gorgeous! I love your use of color blocks to complement the photos. With a new little one on the way, I would use Photoshop Elements to create some wall art for the nursery, birth announcements & thank you cards for my baby shower gifts. So much to do, so little time!

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    Kathy E. says

    My daughter plans on getting married in 2017, so we could design some shower and wedding invitations! That would be fun to make something so cool and unique!

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    Linda H says

    My daughter is having a baby and to be able to print this calendar displaying the baby’s year long progression would be amazing!!! Thank you so much for the chance to win this great giveaway!

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    Pam Kosirog says

    If I won I would use it to make a collage of my late grandmother’s (she died last year) hand written recipes with a picture of her in the kitchen! She was a wonderful cook!

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    Tracey Lee says

    There are so many amazing things I have read you can do with Photoshop I don’t know if I could pick just one!! I am so interested in learning more about the program and how it works. Calendars, editing, wall photos, cards and so much more oh my!!

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    Denise says

    I have a new absolutely adorable grandson (my first grandchild) and we need to get his face on all kinds of things, like cups, calendars, Christmas cards, and more so that all the family will have him with them all the time to share the love!

    BTW – Love your ideas.

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    Bonnie Haskell says

    Love this template… thank you! I would use the software to edit photos/videos for our growing family … grandchildren!… and to make photo gifts. You have shown us some really cool gift ideas and I would love to have the ability to use them. B

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    Rick M says

    I think Photoshop Elements gives amateurs like me near-magical powers to make individual photos look the way we remember the scene when taking the photo. But my first project with the new software would be to help my wife design and lay out her memorable photo collage Christmas cards electronically, instead of cutting and pasting printed photos onto a sheet as she has been doing.

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    Monique Littlejohn says

    I have been following you for over a year now and this is my favorite DIY project so far. Thank you for sharing.

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    Linda S. says

    With new twin grandbabies and a toddler grandson, I’d do an assortment of projects if I was fortunate enough to win! One of the projects would be a quilt with photos.

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    SHERYL says

    I’d finally add some photo collages in the empty frames that’s been hanging in my family room for over 3 years.

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    Lena says

    I’d use PSE15 to make photobooks/ digital scrapbooks, Christmas cards, graduation announcements, and to clean up my pictures. Thanks for the chance!

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    says

    I love photoshop elements, but apparently I’m out of date (pretty sure I’m on version 9 or 10? I’d LOVE to update!
    This template is very cool! Thanks for the freebie!

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    Lynette says

    I would love to use the software to update the many years of negatives (!) we are currently digitizing so that we can have a form to pass down to our son and DIL, who are expecting boy-girl twins on Valentine’s Day! And when that project is finished, I will make wonderful keepsakes for these first grandchildren!!!

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    Colleen says

    Hi! I love your creativity and your willingness to share your templates! I have made picture calendars using your shared template for my family, for the last 2 christmases. I was wondering if you had a template for 2017, that is like the templates you shared in 2015 and 2016?

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    says

    There are two things I’d like to do. Firstly take the photos of all the quilts I’ve made and make a calendar or six. Secondly do something, not sure what exactly, with the 100’s of photos I have of doors from all over the world.

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    Macon Pettyjohn says

    I love to make my own desk top calendars. I also make photo note cards and gift cards to give as gifts! Version 15 looks like it would be a breeze to do everything I love to do!

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    says

    I would like to thank u I’m learning so much Uchiha I can’t work anymore it’s been been 12 years when I had to stop had car wreak and my mind does not work right anymore really embracing. But I’m loving trying making these new things so thank u for sharing your ideas kim

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