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Make Your Own Magnet Birthday Calendar

As much as I love the calendar on my phone and the big calendar in our home, I still have a need for a birthday calendar. Just a simple list of the birthdays for each month that I want to remember. Remembering birthdays is something I want to get better at, so to have a calendar that is simply birthdays is a big help.

The thing I love the most about a calendar like this is that it is good year after year because it doesn’t change. It’s just a simple list: 1-31 without the days of the week.

Supplies for a Birthday Calendar:

  • sheet metal – found at Home Depot
  • rectangular wood frame
  • tin snips – to cut metal
  • spray paint – optional
  • craft paper
  • tape
  • embellishments – something fun to decorate it with
  • magnet

To make this diy birthday calendar, I started with a big piece of sheet metal (you can find this at Home Depot) and a rectangle frame I bought at the thrift store. You will need tin snips to cut the sheet metal to fit the frame. Basically it is a small magnet board just for this birthday calendar.

Depending on the frame, you might want to change it a bit. I chose to spray paint this one white. Dover white to be exact. :)

Next up: I gathered a bunch of stickers, stamps, and paper to make the actual calendar. With so many cute holiday or monthly themed scrapbook papers available, this project can be really customizable. It’s the fun patterned paper that makes it cute.

Since no one will see the backside, I just taped it up with packaging tape. :)

Scrapbook paper, classic lined paper and a corner rounder punch make this project simple and do-able.

For the last step I added a month stamp to the top of the list. You could use stickers, a rub-on or a stamp here.

That’s it! Simple, cute and you can make it your own.

I’d love to know, do you have a calendar like this?


  1. I already commented, but I wanted you to know I featured this post on my Friday Favorites today! Great job!

  2. Hi Tiffany!

    I change out the scrapbook paper with the list so that it has the fun coordinating holiday paper for each month.

    I hope that helps.

  3. I have a question (being both Type A personality & a “J” [myer’s briggs!] personality) — do you make a separate page for each month and just switch it out on the board each month, or did you use 12 pages of the lined paper with different stamped months and just keep the same green background page? (I hope that at least kind of made sense!) Thanks!

  4. Thanks girls!

    Claire – I live in Utah, and we have a crafts store: Roberts Crafts. Roberts carries a lot of Provo Craft stuff. Maybe they can ship one to you. It’s such a handy paper slicer, I love it!

  5. This is SUCH a great idea! I am always scrambling to remember birthdays–Facebook helps with friends–but all the nieces, nephews, etc.! Sigh. This is perfect! (and cute). Thanks for the creative and practical idea!

  6. This is a great idea! I’ve been trying to cram birthdays on on big calendar, and they just blend in with everything else. This is such a good way to serperate them, and make them stand out and be remembered ( I am horrible at remembering birthdays!) I think I like the packaging tape the best!! :)

    PS I squealed when I seen your ProvoCraft Trimmer!!! Could you possibly let me know where you get replacement blades for it? I can NOT find them anymore, and LOVE that trimmer! Thanks SO SO much!!

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