I can't afford to buy real good pictures for my walls so I use the calendar pictures instead. At the end of the year, I choose the ones I like, and get them laminated, use the doublesided picture-hanging tape, and hang them. This is really good with scenic pictures or offbeat ones. My friends in NZ send me a calendar each year, hung on the wall they're good for the homesickness blues! And you change them as and when you want.
Let the kids make puzzles from their favorite calendar pictures. Paste them onto an empty cereal box, let dry, then cut them into puzzle pieces. Lots of fun.
By COOKIEPOMYou can cut a off calendar picture then glue it to cardstock or sturdy paper and laminate it to use as placemats. At an art center I belong to, we keep old calenders to paint off of, maybe you could donate them to an art center near you if they are interested.
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Our high school had tons of leftovers from a fundraiser. I suggested that they give the calendars to the pre school where each student can take one home and practice writing their numbers.
Make or find a frame you like, attach a cardboard backing leave the top opened. You can change the picture according to seasons, or favorites. I also use some of mine perpetually according to repeat years. I really like the ideas presented on this topic!
I'd find boxes of suitable size to use as dry trash cans that I put under the desk or work area, then use large calendars to wrap around it. That way, i never buy trash can, reuses my boxes and my old calendar pages beautifully.
I also uses other calendar without pictures to write things or as my children's art supplies for drawing, pasting etc on the empty back page of calendars.
I often use old calendars as wrapping papers for my gift. Kids especially love vibrant and colorful ones.
When my son was growing up, I wanted to keep track of everything he did, but almost gave up since I always failed to have time or forgot to record each incident. The calendar saved my day! I decided to jot down things he did on the day's square. I'd also record news: who was elected president, the deaths of famous people, info about our vacations, hit songs, when family members were born, got married, and died, sport events he played in with scores, etc. This was so convenient, since the calendar was always there and I never had to look for it. At years end, I just tossed it in the cedar chest. I now have a 'journal' for each year of my son's life. It's so much fun to look back and remember what he did on what day, along with all the major events of that year. It's a time capsule of memories.
My late mother always bought beautiful art calendars for her desk at home. She never threw them out, and after she died I found a bunch of them. I use them, without cutting them up, as mini-scrapbooks for recipes I clip out, comic strips I want to save, news stories I want to read again, anything that can be stuck down to a page. As I fill the pages, I enjoy her art again, and I'll see a calendar entry and remeber something about that day, or that event, and I remember once again what a wonderful life she had!
Love all of the ideas here and have done a bunch of these myself - ONLY have one thing to mention about putting them on wood and selling them, just be sure they are not COPYWRITED! It can get you in a lot of trouble if they are, like a law suit.
I used an old Thomas Kinkade calendar to decorate the inside of an unfinished tray. I painted the tray cut the pictures and glued them onto the tray.Then I had a piece of glass cut the exact size to place inside. I completed the tray with hot gluing florals onto one side of the handle. The bed tray turned out exceptionally lovely .
It was given as a gift and she loved it.!
I love the "Plan Ahead To Reuse Calendars".
Here's the link to find what years are the same:
I personally use them to make sturdy, reusable pattern pieces of purses, hats, etc. for sewing.
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