28 Dec 2015

DIY Photo Calendar

Can you believe we are only 3 days away from 2016!
That means it's new calendar and diary time! yay!

I found this DIY for a flip calendar on A Beautiful Mess and I really wanted to make it. This is a slightly changed version but full credit to them for the idea. I used easy to build balsa wood for the stand and have decided to use Instax photos for the month.

Hope you enjoy

supplies needed
balsa wood // black marker // c-hooks // 12 instax photos // small blank cards // hole punch // paint (optional) // craft knife // glue gun // ruler

1. Cut two pieces of balsa wood that are the same size with a craft knife. My pieces were 21cm long which fitted 3 cards with room around them. I suggest you measure out your cards in case they are a different size.

2. Paint one or both pieces of your balsa wood however you would like them to suit your room. One coat of acrylic works fine if it's a dark colour but you may need a few coats for something lighter.

3. Measure up where to put your hooks that will fit 3 different cards on one piece of wood. Then you should easily be able to screw them in.

4. Assemble your stand by gluing the two pieces of wood together perpendicularly and leave to dry for a while.

5. Prepare the cards for the dates. You need 0-3 for one set of them and 0-9 for the other. I used a stencil and drew them on in black marker but you could hand draw them. Then hole punch the piles.

6. Prepare your Instax photos by adding the month onto the bottom of each. I didn't want to hole punch my prints so I tacked them onto a piece of card before punching holes into them for the months. 

Hang your cards onto the calendar and you are set to go. These make great gifts - even though it's past Christmas, a little new year present doesn't hurt!

Let me know if you try and make one 
- Harri xx



  1. Ooh I love this idea - really liking the use of instax photos. I just got some new film, so you're giving me ideas!

  2. This is such a fantastic idea!

  3. Love this so much! Will have to try this!

  4. This is absolutely amazing! Great job Harri - can't wait to try this myself. :)

  5. I love it! How did your Photo a day challenge go? :)

  6. Love this so much! Such a great idea. Thanks for sharing! :)

  7. This is a great idea! Thanks for sharing, I will try it soon :)


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