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DIY monthly calendar for 2017 (+ free printable!)

December 30, 2016

Those days between Christmas and New Year are always kinda weird. Don’t you think? It’s no holiday but most people don’t work. There’s sales everywhere and somehow it’s not 2016 anymore but still not 2017. Kinda depressing with the weather as well – if you live in the Northern Hemisphere.

Those are the best day to re-organize and reflect. I organized my cupboard, run errands and get ready to make some taxes. I also plan a lot for this ol’ blog and I’m super motivated. There are great things to come.

If you have a wish what you’d like to see (more), let me know in the comments. I’d love to hear what you like (and also don’t like – I can take it. I might need to pour myself a drink but I’d be glad you did, once my eyes are dry again. I’m kidding. I won’t cry. Probably.)

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So I made this free printable monthly calendar for 2017 to download and print. I made the same last year, remember? But this year I updated it with a proper backbone out of wood (instead of cardboard).

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I’ve been using it quite a lot the last year and it made me feel on top of my game when I could see the overview of what I prepared already, what tasks, blogposts or events are coming up. If you plan on being more organized in 2017 – I can’t not recommend enough printing this monthly calendar for 2017.

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All you need:

  • this free monthly calendar for 2017 printable
  • plywood of the size 41 x 25 cm (it doesn’t have to be that exact)
  • a ruler
  • a pencil
  • a electric drill with a small drill
  • a thin elastic band
  • scissors
  • 3 smaller clips
  • 1 large clip
  • small post-its in different colors

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First we need to mark where we want the pencil holders to go. Make little dots with the pencil in 1,2 cm spacing on one side of the plywood.

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Drill holes where you marked.

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Thread the elastic band through and make knots on the back.

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It should like the picture above on the back of the plywood.

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Now assemble the rest like in the picture above and you’re all done!

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If you wonder where I got those tiny post-its… I didn’t. I just bought regular ones and cut them into pieces. It’s a much cheaper solution then buying them in smaller size (also easier to find).

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Now I can put all my ideas for upcoming posts and events on post-its. That’s perfect for me as I can move things around when I have to. And the experience showed: I often have to. Learn from me.

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So what are your big plans for next year?

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Now. Carry on!

 

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