In today’s post: Make a personalized DIY 2022 photo calendar in about half an hour.
I’ve been making these little photo calendars for the past few years, and they’re one of my favorite handmade Christmas gift ideas. All you need to make one is 6 sheets of card stock and 12 of your favorite photos, making it both very easy and very inexpensive (cheap DIY gift for the win!). I have updated the printables for 2022 so you can get started making calendars for next year.
You can add any sort of photos you like: pictures of the kids for a calendar for the grandparents, pics of you and your hubby for an anniversary gift, or scenic photos for an easy holiday gift for friends or coworkers.
How to Make a DIY Photo Calendar
Once you’ve added your own photos to the calendar, you can take it to a copy shop and get it bound. There’s a video below the instruction card that shows you the process for making the calendar, as well as a second video that will show you how to make a stand for your calendar from a strip of white posterboard.
- 7 sheets Card stock
- 12 4×6 Photos
- Paper Trimmer
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- Download the 2022 Calendar Printables and save them to your computer. Print out at full size or 100% on Card Stock or other heavy weight paper.
- Use a paper trimmer to cut along the lines on the templates. You'll have 14 pieces: a cover, 12 months, and a back.
- Trim each photo to 4 inches wide and 3.5 inches tall.
- Adhere the photos to the calendar cards. I used a tape runner. You can use any sturdy adhesive, but I'd steer clear of glue or gluestick, because both will cause the calendars to ripple over time.
- Take the calendar to a local print shop to have it bound across the top.
How to Make the Calendar Video
Here’s a video that shows how to put together the calendar cards:
How to Make a Calendar Stand Video
To make the stand, cut a strip of posterboard that’s 4 inches wide and about 16 inches long. This video describes how to make the stand:
If you don’t want to worry about getting the calendar bound, you don’t need to. Just tie up the pages with a cute bow, and add a mini easel for displaying one month at a time.
It’s the perfect easy, cheap DIY Christmas gift for just about anyone!
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