Don’t Ditch Your Calendar

4 Jan

Don't Ditch Your Calendar | The Farm Paparazzi

I hate throwing things away, but I also love getting rid of stuff. I know, I’m a complicated person. My trash bipolar derives from my hate of waste coupled with my love of cleanliness and organization. Do you suffer from this affliction as well? I need to know I’m not alone.

So, every year when I happily put up my new calendars, I struggle with throwing away the old ones. We’ve developed a bond, you know? That calendar saw me through the last year. It was with me every day.

So I turned to another dear friend to help me with this inner struggle. Pinterest.

Pinterest showed me I could do useful things with my calendar and for that, I’ll be ever grateful. There are a lot of grand ideas and incredible works of creativity happening with last year’s calendars. However, for the less ambitious crafters out there, like me, I’ve found a few simple ideas for reusing old calendars.

1. Make bookmarks

I already tried this one using a current calendar. Scandalous, I know, but it was one of those freebie calendars and I already had two hanging in the house.

Don't Ditch Your Calendar | The Farm Paparazzi

Supplies: calendar paper, scrapbook paper, cardstock, glue stick, paper cutter or scissors, hole punch and ribbon. Cut paper to desired size. Glue scrapbook paper to cardstock (both sides) and glue calendar images on one or both sides. Punch hole in top and loop ribbon through.

2. Make custom stationary


From Mother Earth Living

3. Make gift tags


From Twinkle & Twine

4. Make paper boxes


From Creative Bug

5. Use as wrapping paper (can use picture side or date side)


From blah to TADA!

There are also other great calendar recycling ideas on this blog.

6. Make envelopes


From Practically Living

Of course there are a million other ideas, but these were ones I thought I might actually do. So enjoy 2015 while paying homage to 2014!

God Bless You & American Agriculture,


And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns. – Philippians 1:6 (NLT)

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