I am aware that this is a similar idea to www.instructables.com/id/Keylendar/
The ideas for my instructable were completely formed before I checked to see what was already on Instructables. I think my idea if different enough to warrant a new instructable.
Step 1: Materials:
from magnetic L Plates
from promotional magnets
from saving all the magnetic strips from the back of old promotional calendars
Card from food packets
This is what you'll write your numbers on
Clear sticky tape
This gives the numbers a protective coating
A food can
425gram or 1lb is a good size.
Gift wrap paper
The paper is wrapped around the can to decorate it.
This gives you the chance to be creative by choosing paper that suits the person the calendar is for
Step 2: Draw Your Numbers
If you want to be careful, also draw in extra lines inside of each grid. These extra lines at the top and bottom will be what you draw your numbers between.
I drew my lines with pen and then filled them in with a felt tip marker. This is where you can be creative and do you own thing.
If you like you can draw over the main grid lines in felt tip marker as well.
Note that at the bottom of the photo are the letters for the days of the week. These will be cut off later so it doesn't matter that it was at the bottom.
I like having Monday first, but if you like the more traditional way of putting Sunday first, then go ahead.
Step 3: Cut Into Strips
Step 4: Sticky Tape Your Numbers
Cover each number strip with sticky tape. Fold over the tape at the sides and stick to the back. Then fold over and stick down the little tabs left at the top and bottom.
Step 5: Time for the Magnets
Step 6: Decorate the Can
Or use sticky book covering with nice hologram patterns or something else appealing.
Step 7: For the Shorter Months
Step 8: Put Your Numbers in the Right Place
Look at a calendar you've already got. For the current month, find out what day of the week the 1st is on. Put that strip on first. Then put the rest on until you get to the end of the week. So going by the picture below, you'll put 1, 2 and 3 on. Then work backwards from 1. Put 7 on next followed by 6, 5 and 4.
As you can see there is no label for the name of the month. You can always add that on if you like.
There is lots of room for your creativity to shine here, so have fun making this.