Reader Question Answered: Upcycling a Daily Calendar

If it’s just the calendar itself that you’d like to upcycle, and not any particular images or words from the calendar, then origami may be what you want to do.

These recycled origami hearts from the Paper Source blog don’t rely on a particular size of paper, so anything from your page-a-day desk calendar to your giant wall calendar will suit. If you start folding in your spare time as soon as you’ve upgraded your calendars to the new 2012 edition, then you’ll have a bowlful of origami hearts to hand out well in advance of Valentine’s Day.

[image from Paper Source, used with attribution]

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Written by Julie Finn

I'm a writer, crafter, Zombie Preparedness Planner, and homeschooling momma of two kids who will hopefully someday transition into using their genius for good, not the evil machinations and mess-making in which they currently indulge. I'm interested in recycling and nature crafts, food security, STEM education, and the DIY lifestyle, however it's manifested--making myself some underwear out of T-shirts? Done it. Teaching myself guitar? Doing it right now.

Visit my blog Craft Knife for a peek at our very weird handmade homeschool life, and my etsy shop Pumpkin+Bear for a truly odd number of rainbow-themed beeswax pretties.


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  1. Coaster was definitely my first tought, but having 365 tiles stashed in your drawer my not be very efficient.
    Maybe cover the day of the week part with “dry erase” tape (is there such a thing?) and use the pages as a perpetual calendar.

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