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How to turn a Calendar into a Gallery Wall – Easy!

How to turn a beautiful or inspiring calendar into prints for an inexpensive gallery wall. Perfect for tweens, kids and playrooms!

My girls have been begging me to hang pictures up on their wall. Hello, we’ve only lived here for over a year girls, chillll. haha

I had a great idea when I was at Aldi the other day, and saw a cute calendar with watercolor inspirations sayings like “Choose Kindness” etc. I knew my girls would love it, but grandma had already bought them a calendar for this year.

Inspirational Calendar for Girls Gallery Wall

And then the happy creative lightning struck! These calendar pages would be awesome gallery wall prints!

My first thought was to frame them, but IKEA is far, and Dollar Tree didn’t have the style of frames I was looking for. These pages were about 10″x10″ and sometimes square frames are hard to find on the cheap.

So my next idea was to use canvas and Mod Podge!

How to turn a calendar into a Gallery Wall

And they turned out great. My girls love having pretty things on the walls, and I have a few more that I want to hang in the playroom too.

My particular calendar isn’t available online, but I saw these cute ones at Hobby Lobby:

This could definitely be done with different styles of calendars: landscapes, art, etc.

I use velcro 3M strips to hang most of the gallery wall items. They’re so easy, especially because I just like to eyeball it and then stick it on the wall. Easy peasy!

How to Make Canvas Prints with Calendar Pages

Using calendar pages for gallery wall

Turn a beautiful or inspirational calendar into lovely canvas prints for gallery walls, kids bedrooms, playrooms, hallways and more.

Active Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Materials

  • Calendar
  • Blank art canvas
  • Acrylic paint (if desired)
  • Mod Podge

Tools

  • Scissors or paper trimmer
  • Sponge brush

Instructions

  1. Remove desired pages from calendar. Turn a calendar into an art canvas
  2. Trim edges to fit canvas as desired. I used a 12" square canvas, and trimmed my pages to about 10" square.How to make easy inspirational art
  3. Paint canvas with acrylic paint, if desired. I left mine white to go with the white lettering.
  4. Once paint is dry, spread an even layer of Mod Podge over canvas.Using Mod Podge on canvas
  5. Carefully apply calendar page, smoothing out any bubbles, and let dry.
  6. Once dry, apply an even second coat of Mod Podge over entire calendar page and canvas, and let dry.Using Mod Podge to make inspirational art
  7. Hang and enjoy!

Notes

Obviously the same effect can be accomplished by framing the calendar pages. I chose to use the canvases to keep the cost of the project down. I also like the variation in style, when hung with photographs and other gallery wall objects.

This project works well with inspirational quote type of calendars, but would also be great with photo calendars that feature beautiful landscapes, landmarks or paintings.

I’d love to see your gallery wall, tag me @thehowtomom on IG so I can see your masterpiece!

For the tutorial on that cute tulip wreath, check out my Tulip Wreath DIY post. I used flowers and supplies all from Dollar Tree!

I also have a post about using plates to make a plate gallery wall for kitchens and dining rooms. Its an oldie, but I will be updating it soon with the plate wall in my current house.

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