A Colorful Canvas Calendar + A Freebie!

I bought three REALLY large canvases about three years ago.  Because I am a craft hoarder like that.  Truthfully, they were purchased with intention for a project that was never completed, and they’ve been sitting around for eternity just begging to be painted.  
So, I decided to do right be them and get creative.  I painted one all pretty nice-ish for Becks’ room. 
Two remained.  One in my living room that consists of the half-completed project, the other I painted black the same day I painted the above canvas black, knowing I’d use it for something.  Goshdarnit.  

And, as I began to work over our home school room, I decided I’d like a hand-painted calendar in there.  I could’ve used my Cameo to make the letters fancy fonts, but I didn’t want it to look too manufactured since it was going to be hanging in our home.  
Luckily, I hoard other things, too, like white acrylic paint by the gallon.  

And, because I wanted straight-ish edges, I grabbed the closest straight edge.  Bonus?  Inch measurements.  Hooooollaaaaaa!  {This was Becks’ name tag from last year that’s been hanging around.}
After I measured a 15″x21″ rectangle and marked off lines every 3″, it was time to hold my hand as steady as possible and paint that bad boy.  You can’t tell in the pictures, but the lines aren’t perfectly straight.  Just fine by me.  I also hot glued some black clothespins on the right side.  Right now, they are being super convenient and holding Becks’ First Grade Helper (from Michelle at Fabulous in First) and some inspirational quotes (from Hope at Elementary Shenanigans).  I will use them throughout the year to hold various educational things.  
Then, I had the Beckster put the numbers in order on the calendar.  It was fun to watch him think and do a quick little assessment of his ordinal number skills 🙂 #momteacher

Then, we velcroed it to the wall.  Because nails and screws scare me.  So permanent.  
I love how it turned out.  Nothing fancy.  But, perfect for our needs this year <3
If you’d like to download the calendar numbers and labels, click the graphic below where you can snag them for free.  All months are included. 
Happy Monday!

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Abby is a former kindergarten and first grade teacher who channels her passion for education into creating engaging activities and resources for the kindergarten and first grade classroom. When not dreaming up or working on her next project, you’ll find her enjoying her family – most likely in her minivan on the way to a soccer field.


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