Well, we’re 13 days into the new year and I’m still writing the date as 2015. Anyone else?
For the last few years, I’ve had a Rifle Paper Co. desk calendar. Since the prints are super cute and I do invest a little money in them, I hate to throw them out the end of the year. So today, I have a fun idea for how to repurpose those 2015 calendars.
Now, I can’t take full credit for this idea. My awesome bff/former roommate, M, made us beautiful coasters for our fourth year of college using this technique. TBH, I tried to steal the one I adopted as my own at the end of the year and she totally caught me in the act. It’s high time I made a set of my own.
And because blogger gals often think alike, Monica is also repurposing her 2015 Lilly Pulitzer planner into coasters today, so be sure to check those out for even more inspiration on how to use old calendars!
- Cut calendar paper down to coaster size using a paper trimmer to ensure straight edges. I didn’t mess with a ruler, but instead opted to trace the ceramic tile onto the calendar page I wanted to cut out.
- Sand top layer of finish off ceramic tiles.
- Apply a thin coat of mod podge with a foam brush onto a tile. Align the calendar edges and press down. Apply a generous layer of mod podge on top of the calendar paper.
- When the first coat of mod podge is dry, apply 2-3 more coats to completely seal the calendar paper and protect it from water. Mod podge dries clear, so I am very generous with my coating.
- After the mod podge is completely dry, cut a piece of felt out and hot glue onto the bottom of the ceramic tile. This will keep it from scratching up your furniture.
- Pour yourself a glass of champs, toast to your DIY skills, and enjoy your new coasters.
Like all of my DIYs, this one is pretty fool proof and a great way to to keep those calendars around year after year.
Do you have any fun ways to reuse old calendars? I’d love to hear about them in the comments below!