The new year is nearly here, and Jamie has a calendar craft to help kick it off right! In this episode of Do It, Gurl, learn how to make a DIY block calendar! By upcycling a few tissue boxes with decorative flair – as well as numbers and the month names – you can have a great way to keep track of the date in 2016. But as Jamie demonstrates, you don’t just need to limit yourself to it being a traditional day/month calendar, as this style also makes a great countdown calendar, too. Watch the tutorial above to learn how to make your own block calendar and give 2016 a craft-tacular start!

Cutting Tool
Ruler & Writing Utensil
Adhesive (Craft Glue / Double-Sided Tape, etc)
2 Identical, “Square” Boxes*
1 Rectangular Box*

*Can substitute for wood blocks, styrofoam, etc.
**Can substitute for paint, felt, holiday wrapping paper, etc.

Step 1: Decorate Tissue Boxes
Step 2: Create Date Numbers
Step 3: Create Months
Step 4: Connect Months to Box
Step 5: Assemble Calendar

Are you going to make your own block calendar? How would you decorate the boxes? What crafts would you like to see Jamie do in 2016? Tell us in the comments!

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