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Easy Paper Crafts: Pocket Calendar


This easy paper crafts pocket calendar can be hung on a refrigerator, near a desk, on a door or where you need a pocket calendar. It's a useful easy paper crafts project that is inexpensive in both time and money.

Here, the finished pocket calendar hangs on a refrigerator with magnetic clamps. (Oops, I should have removed the fingerprints from the refrigerator!)

Easy paper crafts pocket calendar finished and hanging on refrigerator

Easy Paper Crafts: Pocket Calendar Materials and Tools:

  • Two pieces of matching or contrasting card stock (12 inches by 12 inches)
  • Twelve pieces of 8.5 x 11 printer paper to print the calendar
  • Ribbon 3/8 to 1/2 inch wide by 24 inches long
  • Yarn
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Hole punch
  • Magnetic clamps - two
  • Calendar (click to open PDF file - updated for 2014) 

Easy paper crafts pocket calendar materials and tools

The Steps for How to Make the Easy Paper Crafts: Pocket Calendar:

Print the twelve pages for the pocket calendar (updated for 2014). Each month prints on a separate page. I used blue paper, but if you write a lot of notes on your calendar, you may prefer white paper.

The extra space below each monthly calendar provides room for additional notes some of which will be hidden by the pocket.

Easy paper crafts pocket calendar step 1 print the 12 calendar pages

Measure and cut the ribbon. The ribbon should be 3/8 to 1/2 inch wide and 24 inches long.  

Easy paper crafts pocket calendar step 2 measure and cut ribbon

The top of the calendar contains two holes through all pages. Measure and mark the placement of each hole. Measure 2.25 (2 1/4) inches from the side and 0.75 (3/4) inch from the top for each hole. The holes will be four inches apart. Mark the top page and use it as a guide for the other months. 

Easy paper crafts pocket calendar step 3 measure and mark for top holes

Punch the holes in each of the calendar pages. Center the top of the calendar across one of the 12 x 12 card stock pages. Punch matching holes into the card stock page. 

Easy paper crafts pocket calendar step 4 punch holes

Thread each end of the ribbon through the two holes from the back of the card stock. Pull the ribbon all the way through and evenly match the ends. 

Easy paper crafts pocket calendar step 5 insert ribbon through holes

Tie a bow in the ribbon to hold the easy paper crafts pocket calendar pages in place. 

Easy paper crafts pocket calendar step 6 tie ribbon bow

Fold the second 12 x 12 card stock page in half. 

Easy paper crafts pocket calendar step 7 fold paper in half

Starting from the folded edge, mark each end of the folded card stock for the holes. Measure up 0.5 (1/2) inch from the fold and 0.75 (3/4) inch from the doubled edge for the first hole. From there, measure and mark every 1 inch for a total of six marks for six evenly spaced holes.

Measure and mark both edges.

 

Easy paper crafts pocket calendar step 8 measure and mark for holes on sides

Punch the six holes in each side of the folded card stock. 

Easy paper crafts pocket calendar step 9 punch holes in sides

Place the pocket calendar inside the folded card stock such that only the top four holes on both sides overlap the first card stock's edges. Make sure the edges are even.

Using the holes as a guide, mark and punch the four matching holes in the first card stock on both sides.

Easy paper crafts pocket calendar step 10 overlap top four holes

Measure and cut the yarn. I used two strands of #10 crochet yarn for each side. Each length must be 32 inches.  

Easy paper crafts pocket calendar step 11 measure and cut yarn

Starting at the folded edge, weave the yarn into the first hole similar to beginning to lace a shoe.  

Easy paper crafts pocket calendar step 12 begin lacing yarn through holes

Pull the yarn ends to form the loop in the first hole and match the ends evenly. 

Easy paper crafts pocket calendar step 13 pull yarn evenly

 Begin cross lacing the yarn through the holes, again like lacing a shoe.

Easy paper crafts pocket calendar step 14 cross lace yarn through holes

Continue lacing the yarn up the side of the easy paper crafts pocket calendar.

Easy paper crafts pocket calendar step 15 lace up the side

To add strength to the top hole, wrap each end of the yarn through the hole a second time. 

Easy paper crafts pocket calendar step 16 lap yarn at top hole

Tie a bow in the yarns at the top of the laced edge. Perform the same lacing steps for the opposite side. 

Easy paper crafts pocket calendar step 17 tie bow in yarn

The easy paper crafts pocket calendar is finished and ready to hang where a calendar is needed. 

Easy paper crafts pocket calendar step 18 finished

This easy paper crafts pocket calendar takes its decoration from the papers, ribbon and yarn. But, if you prefer more embellishment, there is plenty of space to add fun decorations.

Have fun making your own!

A few simple and inexpensive materials along with a few simple tools makes this easy paper crafts pocket calendar simple, fun and fast for anyone to do.


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