Introduction: DIY Dry Erase Calendar Using a Picture Frame


  • Picture Frame (16x20 recommended)
  • 36 Paint Chips (colors of your choice)
    • Get extra if needed for mistakes
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Elmer’s glue
  • Permanent marker
  • Dry Erase Markers
  • Dry Eraser
  • Poster Board (cut to 16x20)
  • 2-3 People recommended

Step 1: Unwrap the Picture Frame From the Plastic Package It Came In.

Step 2: Then Take the Picture Frame Apart, Separating the Glass From the Frame.

Step 3: Place the Poster Board Down on a Flat Surface and Then Place the Glass on Top. Trace the Shape of the Glass and Then Cut the Poster Board, Which Should Measure to Be 16 Inches by 20 Inches.

Step 4: Take the Glue and Glue the Poster Board to One of the Glass Pieces. Make Sure If the Poster Board Has Any Writing or a Sticker on It, That That Is the Side Glued Down So It Cannot Be Seen.

Step 5: Measure and Cut One of the Paint Chips to 1.5 Inches by 2 Inches. This Will Be Your Template to Trace on the Other 35 Paint Chips to Get the Exact Size Every Time.

Step 6: Take Your Template and Trace It on All the Paint Chips and Cut Them Out. You Could Trace Them on the Side Without the Color to Avoid Pencil Marks.

Step 7: Holding the Poster Board With the Longest Side on Top, Lay the Poster Board Down on a Flat Surface and Measure the First Row of Where Your Individual Paint Chips Will Be Pla

  • Leave 3 inches from the top of the poster board to where you start placing the chips.
  • Leaving 1 inch on the left and right side of the poster board, the paint chips should be placed approximately 1/2 inch apart horizontally and 1 inch apart vertically.
  • Glue your paint chips to the poster board on their marked spaces.

Step 8: Use the First Row As Your Example to Measure From Those Paint Chips So Everything Is Even and Straight.

Step 9: If There Are Any Pencil Marks on the Paint Chips or on the Poster Board, Erase Them.

Step 10: Let the Poster Board Dry With the Paint Chips on It for About 4 Minutes.

Step 11: Once Dried, Take the Permanent Marker and Ruler and Draw a Straight Line on the Top and Write “Month:” Then Write the Days of the Week Starting With Sunday and Ending With Saturday Above the First Row of Paint Chips.

Step 12: Place the Poster Board, Which Is Glued to the Glass, Back in the Picture Frame and Close It.

Step 13: Label, Using the Dry Erase Marker, the Month, and Add the Numbers (making Sure You Start on the Correct Week Day) for the Month.

Step 14: Set/hang Your Picture Frame Where Desired and Continue to Change the Dates With Each New Month.

Step 15: Enjoy Your DIY Dry Erase Paint Chip Calendar!