A Handmade Gift

March 9th, 2009 in blog, projects     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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Craft paper was glued to the bottom of an upcycled cookie sheet and the grid was drawn on with a marker.
Here is the delightfully whimsical cookie sheet calendar. There is, however nothing cookie cutter about it.  I was supplied with all of the necessary letters to spell out each month. The letters were created from vintage wallpaper glued on to cardboard, and hand painted. The H was damaged in shipping so I added one of my own. A metal stencil. Can you believe it? I hung it on my wall with a pink shoe lace from one of Es old sneakers.
The numbers are crafted from an eclectic mix of old and new. Magnets hold the numbers in their appropriate place. This soda bottle top tells me Im on my way to Texas!
I loved this one. A vintage stamp will mark the 10th day of each month. Who knows? With a calendar as cool as this I may even become organized. Stranger things have happened!
Craft paper was glued to the bottom of an upcycled cookie sheet and the grid was drawn on with a marker.

Craft paper was glued to the bottom of an upcycled cookie sheet and the grid was drawn on with a marker.

Isn't this calendar fun?!! It will brighten up my office, but I also think it would be fun in a young girl's bedroom. OK, Elizabeth (my daughter) and I had to rock, paper, scissors for custody. I won! E's consolation prize is a crafting party with her gal pals so everyone can make one for their own. Thanks to this great idea from the dealers at "Good JuJu" we're sure to have a good time!

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Comments (18)

porcupinemamma writes: Just way cool! I want to try one! Thanks. Again thinking "Wow!' Posted: 3:51 am on October 14th
1retrogal writes: Cool, cool, cool!! The possibilities are endless on this one. How fun!
Karen Posted: 9:17 pm on April 12th
1retrogal writes: Cool, cool, cool!! The possibilities are endless on this one. How fun!
Karen Posted: 9:17 pm on April 12th
FleaBitten writes: This is such a cute idea! I was inspired to make one of my own. I went a little crazy in picking out my numbers! Here are some of my ideas:

I used a penny for 1, a dime for 10 and a quarter for 25. I used pieces of an old wooden ruler for 7 and 28. I found an old metal cattle ear tag for 26. Thanks to my husband, I used a bottle top from a bottle of Mexican Dos Equs beer for the 20 (It has XX on the lid, like Roman Numerals). I robbed some metal numbers off old electrical poles for 17, 23 and 30. I used dominoes and old stamps, too. I used old colorful buttons for many of the remaining numbers and printed off the numbers on clear address labels.

If I find my digital camera cord, I will post photos of my calendar. I certainly got some crazy looks from my husband. Usually he likes my creative ideas, but this was a little over the top for him.

What fun and a quick project! Posted: 12:08 pm on April 6th
nefariouscupcake writes: Oooh I really love this! I have a friend that just moved into a new place, I'm going to make something similar for a house warming! Thanks for posting this :) Posted: 4:30 pm on March 19th
georgiamoon writes: Bravo! Good juju... you got some coming back atcha! What a fantastic gift. Love the idea of the pink briefcase! Geo Posted: 2:00 pm on March 11th
CottageElements writes: Love this idea! What an awesome gift!

Lani Posted: 12:01 pm on March 11th
RecycledPages writes: This is such a creative idea...especially for all those bits and pieces...you could even make different ones for holodays too...very cool!

Linda :) Posted: 8:12 pm on March 10th
berton718 writes: SUE,
This is so CREATIVE!! I LOVE IT!! Posted: 4:57 pm on March 10th
justloveit writes:
Sue, we are just tickled you received and loved the calendar that Carla and Cheryl made! Our Good JuJu March sale ( we're only open 3 days a month), was this past week end. The Kansas City Star featured this calendar idea and we were stampeded with customers who wanted to buy one on the spot or order a custom one. What fun. Carla and Cheryl were glowing!!

Side note here and huge thanks to Kimberly who assisted in the presentation of the gift. It was my absolute dream to have our calendar arrive in a vintage briefcase spray painted pink!! I was totally defeated when the local Fed X office didn't share my vision and required it be sent in an ordinary card board box. They obviously didn't know our SUE, and how much she deserved PINK briefcase instead of CARDBOARD as shipping vehicle! Sweet Kimberly kindly intercepted the parcel and freed it from the mundane wrapping so Sue would only see the PINK BRIEFCASE! Thanks so much Kimberly and we will roll out our red carpet....we really do that at our sales.....just for YOU any time! Posted: 11:53 am on March 10th
JunkArchitect writes: Wow! This is so imaginative and visually appealing.

Posted: 10:34 am on March 10th
suewhitney writes: Hi All,

Just wanted to answer a few of the questions. Gretchen, it is a cookie sheet. Snowy Owl, yes the numbers and letters are on magnets and ca be changed out every month.

Take care,
Sue Posted: 8:47 am on March 10th
snowyowl writes: I love this idea. do the numbers have a magnet behind them? Can you change them out every month? Great job of recycle and creativity. Posted: 8:18 am on March 10th
JunkMama1 writes: Love it - I'm definately going to make one of these!! Posted: 10:02 pm on March 9th
shabbychick writes: That's such a fun calendar - and what a great surprise to come home to!!

And, you're gonna be carrying the brief case, right??

Thanks for sharing!


Posted: 8:06 pm on March 9th
roadtriplouise writes: I love this clever calendar! Great gift.
Ann Posted: 7:36 pm on March 9th
alicemom writes: OMG! That is the cutest thing ever. I am ready to make my own & make some to give away.
Thanks so much Girls you did a great job.
alice Posted: 6:57 pm on March 9th
MimiToria writes: What a fun and interesting project you rec'd, Sue. I love the fact that they used such innovative products to create it. It appears to be the backside of a cookie sheet? Is that what they used?
Lucky you! x 2 with winning over Elizabeth too.
Gretchen Posted: 6:54 pm on March 9th
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