Creating a calendar is as simple as printing blank calendar pages and customizing them as necessary or desired. There are also a variety of creative and artistic homemade calendar ideas.
Websites like timeanddate.com are excellent resources for free printable calendar pages. The user chooses options, such as year, calendar type and holidays, and the website creates a PDF file to print. There is also an option to personalize the calendar with desired holidays, anniversaries or birthdays. Further customization is possible with addition of pictures, photographs or drawings. Pictures might come from magazines or newspapers but could also be personal photographs. One idea might be decorating each month of the calendar with photographs of individuals with birthdays or anniversaries that month. A hole punch and yarn or twine are useful for binding the calendar pages together.
One idea for a colorful, reusable homemade calendar is to glue a grid of paint samples behind a glass frame. Using a dry erase marker with this calendar allows it to be wiped clean and relabelled each month. A similar, but larger, reusable calendar utilizes chalkboard paint to create a grid of chalkboard squares on a wall that are filled and erased with each new month. This calendar uses an entire wall or less space if desired.