Monday, November 26, 2012

Jack's Calendar Tree

This is the calendar tree that my Dad made for my little brother many, many years ago.  :-) My Mum added the dates, days, months etc.  As my brother is 12 years younger than me I remember having fun with my other siblings reminding him to do this each day.  My two kids put it to good use too but I never did get around to renewing the numbers etc for them.  So by the time they had finished with it the numbers etc were tossed as they were a little ratty.  I spied this a couple of months ago sitting on top my cupboard and thought that it was the perfect present for my brother's little boy who was turning three.  Thought I should get to and decorate it as he is the youngest and last of the nieces and nephews.

Here is the end product.  Two days and two rolls of double sided tape to put all the layers of Textured Linen cardstock and Bazzill Scrapbook Paper - Dinomite together.  The numbers and words I printed off the computer.  I sat forever going through the fonts to make sure that the number '4' showed as the way they have to write it at school.  Also spent a lot of time looking for the right lower case 'a'.  The '4' I got right but then the 'a' I got sidetracked along the way and started looking for skinny fonts forgeting the shape of the 'a'.  Didn't realise until everything was printed and I was sticking it all together. Duh! I used shower curtain rings to hang all the words etc.

Last week of November.....have a good one.


  1. Wow Merry what a fabulous idea your calendar looks its brilliant x

  2. This is A Fantastic idea Merry.. You have done a wonderful job..Loz

  3. this is a great idea! I'm sure your nephew will love it! I managed to get my hands on the NSW school font, it's made it so much easier for my daughter - although they soon pick up on what we call "funny a,g & v"... they teach more of a print than a script here which is so much better!
    have a lovely wk :)

  4. This is just wonderful Merry, a great family heirloom by the sound of it.

  5. Wow Merry, this is wonderful, what a great idea.
    Kevin xx

  6. This is a great idea, looks so trendy.


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