Dodecahedron 2015 Calendar

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Introduction: Dodecahedron 2015 Calendar

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A fun DIY 2015 calendar you can hold in your hands instead of flipping the pages – a 3D dodecahedron calendar made of just 2 pieces of paper!

This would be fun to use as Christmas tree ornaments as well, and let your guests help themselves to a mini desk calendar for the new year!

Step 1: Print and Cut

To make this calendar, all you need are 2 piece of 8.5"x11" card stock.

Print out the free template, cut around the outlines, and score around each pentagon shape. Gently fold along each scoreline.

Download template here.

Step 2: The Glueing Process

Start with the first half of the year, glue each tab to the back side of the adjacent pentagon, and form half of the dodecahedron.

For the second half, do the same but leave October and November tabs open, then glue the 2 halves together.

Finish with gluing the November and October part.

Step 3: Happy New Year!

That’s it! Enjoy your new calendar! Wish everyone at instructables a happy 2015!

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    21 Discussions

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    kbartholomew3
    kbartholomew3

    5 years ago

    good idea. I think it would be better if for the lighter colors need black text. All in all a good build.

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    m3d1973
    m3d1973

    5 years ago on Introduction

    I printed it on A4 120%. Nice job to do while i don't have time for woodworking objects. I'll try a smaller one after printing it with a laser printer. Thanks for the idea!

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    phenol
    phenol

    5 years ago

    I printed it on a5 paper(140sgm) with ink jet printer(should have higher quality in laser printer);
    Hard to fold cuz I forgot to score the tags :p, anyway great and easy papercraft!

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    loompiggytutorials
    loompiggytutorials

    5 years ago

    These are so cute! I absolutely love these! Will be making soon;P

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    PurusharthS
    PurusharthS

    5 years ago on Introduction

    What are the dimentions of the paper?? Asin A3 or A4??

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    blissful2015
    blissful2015

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    letter size 8.5"x11". sorry we have confusing standards here in us! =)

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    PurusharthS
    PurusharthS

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    Okay thanks =) and that's Letter size btw

    ( http://www.a4papersize.org/a4-paper-size-in-inches.php )

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    tomatoskins
    tomatoskins

    5 years ago on Introduction

    This looks great! I love making things out of paper and this looks so great!

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    tinaciousz
    tinaciousz

    5 years ago on Introduction

    absolutely gorgeous work. this would make a great gift!

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    Sock Puppet
    Sock Puppet

    5 years ago on Introduction

    Nice - though I saw this on Kickstarter a few weeks ago.

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    blissful2015
    blissful2015

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    the idea has been around forever, and easy to make too!