It is almost time to throw out that old wall calendar! But wait… Why not get creative with them first? You can make envelopes out of wall calendars in 4 easy steps.
Last year for Valentine’s Day I made envelopes out of free calendars that I didn’t want. To get started, all you need is a wall calendar, scissors or paper cutter, and tape.
Step 1: Select your calendar page, remove it from the calendar, and trim it down to an approximate square size.
Step 2: Flip the picture over so the image you want to be the outside of the envelope is against the table. Grab two corners and fold them so they meet in the middle of the page.
Step 3: Grab a third corner and fold that one so it meets the other two in the middle of your page. Secure the folded flaps with tape. Gift wrapping tape would be nice since it doesn’t show up as much as regular tape. I just used what I had. After all, it is just an envelope and not a piece of wall art!
Step 4: To create the final flap of the envelope, fold the fourth corner down so that it is near the bottom of the envelope and easily overlaps the other flaps.
Once you fill your envelope, seal it with tape or a sticker. If you plan to mail your envelope, write the address on a small square of plain white paper (not pictured) and tape or glue that to the envelope so it is easier for the Post Office to process your mail.
I also made cards out of calendar images. Simply cut the calendar page down to the desired size, fold it in half, and line the inside with regular paper to cover up the dates!
This is the time of year when free promotional calendars make their way into your home whether you want them to or not. Instead of instantly tossing them out, consider giving them a second life!
Do you have any calendar recycling ideas?