Tutorial + How-to

Published on August 10th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell


How To: Upcycle an Old Calendar into Art

calendar wall art

A few weeks ago, I was in a thrift store with my mom, and she came across a Van Gogh Calendar from 2000. She encouraged me to buy the calendar, and I’m so glad I listened! Now, I have a beautiful piece of art framed in my room for a lot less!

What You Will Need:

1. An old calendar. I found mine at a thrift store, but you can also find them at garage sales.

How To: Upcycle an Old Calendar into Art

2. Scissors

3. An old picture frame. I bought mine at a garage sale. There are always tons of frames at thrift stores, though.

How To Do It:

1. Cut out the picture of your choice from your calendar. I chose Van Gogh’s “Still Life with French Novels and a Rose.”

How To: Upcycle an Old Calendar into Art

2. Center the picture within the frame. You might have to cut excess paper off depending on the size of your frame.

3. My frame did not have glass so I had to tape the picture to the back of the frame. If your frame has glass, all you have to do is put the picture inside like you normally would.

That was pretty simple, right? My beautiful framed art:

Calendar Art Collage

Do you have an old calendar you could use for this project? If you’re looking for ideas to upcycle a daily calendar, check them out here! If you have other upcycled calendar ideas, share them in our Green Crafts Showcase! We would love to feature you!

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About the Author

Hello! I'm Bonnie -- a craft nerd, musician, writer, furniture and vintage lover, crafter, and diyer! If you would like to learn more about me, I also have my own blog, Revolutionaries, where I write about more craft projects, furniture redos, and my faith! You can also find me on , Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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