Can you believe that it’s almost 2020? To be honest, I still feel 27- so it not being 2013 just blows my mind- lol! Every year I like to make a new calendar holder (here’s 2018 and 2017), so this year I made an Anthropologie inspired one. Plus I have a free printable 2020 calendar that’s full of rainbows! Keep reading for the instructions on the calendar holder and the free download.
My inspiration for this project comes from the above print holder on Anthropologie. I love the wood flowers and brass trim! When I saw it, I thought, if you can find wood trim with flowers, this look isn’t too hard to replicate. I decided to take last year’s calendar holder and modify it to look like the above one.
how to make an Anthropologie Inspired Calendar Holder
Let’s start with the video tutorial so you get an overview on what I did. Then, I’ll dive in with more details below:If the video doesn’t work here, you can watch it on YouTube here. I’d be over the moon happy if you subscribed to my YouTube channel! Videos are actually released on YouTube first (usually the night before they’re published on the blog). Thank you!
The thing I’m most excited about with this post is the free printable RAINBOW calendar I have for download today! My sister Holly is a genius at graphic design and made these for me. I sent her a ton of inspiration- including my art from my living which turned into September’s design! Each month is a different beautiful design and they’re SO GOOD!!!
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- Calendar Holder from my tutorial from earlier this year
- Wood Flower Onlay $5
- Fluff Chalk Paint
- Brass Chain or you can use an old necklace you no longer wear
- Liquid Nails
Start by removing the gold trim from last year’s calendar holder. Then give the top and bottom a good sanding to get to the wood since the old trim pulls up the paint.
If you are making this from scratch, start with the tutorial from this post, don’t put on the gold trim and go on to step three on this tutorial.
Next, give the newly sanded ends a fresh coat of paint. I used Fluff from Dixie Bell Paint.
And now, use a pencil and ruler to mark center on the top and bottom. Use liquid nails or any glue to adhere the wood onlay to the top of the calendar holder. If any extra adhesive leaks out, use a wet q-tip to clean it up. Small details like this make for a more polished product!
Give it a coat of paint as well. If you want, you can then sand it to give it a distressed look like the Anthropologie inspiration. I like more of a clean look, so I rarely distress.
Finally, use screws on the back to attach the chain. I used a sawtooth hanger last year, but I love adding that touch of brass with the chain!
Here’s the calendar holder all finished up. I LOVE how delicate the flowers are and that gold chain! I think it’s fun to switch things up- this project cost me the $5 for the wood on lays and a little time 😉
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