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When I saw this fabric backed dry erase board idea from Paper N Stitchon Craft, I got so excited! Life as a writer involves a lot of deadlines (as does life as a mom, right?) and I had been trying to think of a way to display my editorial dates &; story pitches for one of my other gigs in an up-in-your-face-get-it-done-now-woman kind of wayburlap pillow cover diy, while still being pleasant to look at. Thank you Britnni for the inspiration!See how I made my Fabric Backed Dry Erase Calendar after the jump…;

Fabric Backed Dry Erase Calendar

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1. Grabbed a cheap frame from the front-hall-closet of unused frames:

2. Ironed this Paula Prass Chevron fabric, cut it to a few inches bigger on all sides, and taped it to the cardboard insert that came with the frame:

3. I cut some lengths of ribbon, weaved them across the front at intervals appropriate to the spaces I need for my editorial calendar, and taped them to the back of the frame:

4. Put it back together and realized I hated the black frame:

5. Spray painted the frame a nice warm gray and hung that baby up. Snagged some washable dry erase markers and got to scheduling! Sorry I had to blur out the details, I don’;t want to scoop myself!

If I get motivated one of these days, I’;m going to take it down and use iron on transfers to make some labels (DUE DATE/ RUN DATE/ PITCH/ FEATURE, etc.)

That reminds me, I must find the time to take a long soak in the bathtub – running around preparing for Christmas, my body could do with some relaxation. I wouldn't want this of course if my bathroom wasn't inviting; it is okay sinking into hot water – but it won't feel so restful if the décor is hodge-podge!

These Paper Pinwheels are so fun to make and easy to customize for any Holiday. Today I’m going to show you how to make paper pinwheels for the 4th of July, but they would be equally cute for Memorial Day, or a Summer Party.? They are also a great kids summer craft project or classroom craft idea.