Create Your Own Calendar

Create Your Own Calendar

So, I put together my 2005 Christmas Card. This year, I decided to send out blank calendar templates for friends to create their own 2006 calendar. The calendars fit inside recycled CD cases.

What you need

8 1/2 x 11 plain white paper
Recycled CD case
Your creative imagination and any other materials you care to use…


I spent quite a bit of time formatting the calendar and thought other craftsters could use the calendar templates for their own projects – enjoy! Just print out the templates and follow the instructions.

For best results print using best quality option. Print directly on to 8 1/2 x 11 inch card stock paper or if you prefer, use decorative 8 1/2 x 11 inch scrap booking paper.

Once printed, cut along the thin gray line or use craft scrap book scissors to give the paper a decorative edge.

You can also embellish with paper punches or stamps – add drawings, small photos or poetry in the open space and handwrite significant dates in the margin. If you need to create multiple calendars, design an original version and use a color photocopier, to create the number you need.

Once cut and colored, place each section of the calendar into the jewel case. Start with December and work back to end with January on top. Use recycled cases or purchase new. Remove the paper liner and plastic portion of the case (the part that holds the CD). To do so, carefully slide thumbnail underneath the top part of the spine section and pop out the piece.

Decorate the jewel case with permanent paint pens and stickers. Or keep it simple and slide decorative paper into the front panel of the case.

If desired seal case with a sticker or ribbon.

To protect your calendar card in the mail, place it in a padded envelope.

To view and print the PDFs you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader. If your computer does not have this program, download it for free at

Here are the PDFs. Enjoy!



  1. Love, LOve, LOOOvvve the idea! Just one small problem, Its not 2006 anymore…
    could you please either leave the calendars blank or make it to where we can change the dates. I would so love to do this for a baby shower gift.

  2. Great site!

  3. cool!!!

  4. it was okay but i wish it was more detaied and decorative. Good job.

  5. Excellent idea.Thanks for the PDFs.Much easier than trying to follow measurements.

  6. could you please make a new one for 2007 even 2008 because it already half way through the year. I love the design by the way.

  7. IF Dec. 31st falls on Sunday, how can Jan. 1st START on Sunday? Too bad this wasn’t proof read b4 submission.

  8. Brill Idea !

  9. i love this idea too..and would like to make one but do you have the 2007 version?

  10. do you have a 2007 version?

  11. A wonderful gift idea but… as I would like to make several as small gifts for friends,ready for next year, the dates will all be incorrect. Is there any chance the calendar can be updated ready for next year? Please ?
    Many thanks, Roz

  12. i really like the idea!

  13. I made this craft the second I finish reading the intructions! I already made three, because they are simple to make!

  14. i’d love new files for 2007. pretty please!

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