Make a 3D 2016 Printable Calendar


(Update: 2017 calendar will be here on 9/30/2016! )

Can you believe 2016 is coming in … no time?

Here’s an early little present – a 2016 printable calendar in 3D!

It makes a great gift and a great Christmas tree ornament !

Similar to last year’s calendar many of you loved,  plus a new black and white version too, so you can colorize it into your favorite colors!

Also here’s a set of color-your-own mandalas 2016 calendar which is so fun to make too!

Free Printables:12 gorgeous mandala coloring pages, plus a set of color-your-own mandalas 2016 calendar, and 5 secrets on how to paint beautiful mandalas!

To make this dodecahedron calendar, all you need are 2 piece of card stock, I really like [easyazon_link asin=”B006P1EQXA” locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”apieceofrainb-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]this wonderful card stock for paper crafts and even paintings![/easyazon_link]

Free template to download at the end!

For example, these magical flower lanterns!

Make these stunning Dandelion paper lanterns with up-cycled plastic bottles and paper! Free printable download in this easy and fun paper craft tutorial! | A Piece Of Rainbow

And these fall tree watercolor paintings too!

Learn Watercolor Painting: Fall Tree - A Piece Of Rainbow

To make these calendars, first download (at the end of article) and print out the free template. Cut along the outer lines, score around each pentagon shape. Gently fold along each scoreline.

If you are lazy like me, you can also use a [easyazon_link identifier=”B009GZUPFA” locale=”US” tag=”apieceofrainb-20″]Silhouette Cutting machine[/easyazon_link], which I LOVE! Put it on your holiday wishlist if you haven’t! =)

printable 3D 2015 calendar | A Piece Of Rainbow

The key is to pay attention when you glue the tabs: I found it easier to assemble the 2 halves, but leave a couple of the tabs loose, then glue the 2 halves together, finish with gluing the November and October parts.

printable 3D 2015 calendar | A Piece Of Rainbow

The 2 photos above are from last years tutorial. If you need to see more steps you can check it out here.

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Here’s our 2016 calendar!

The black and white one can be colorized on Photoshop or Gimp!

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Here are the download files:

If you have trouble download, send this post to friends so they can download and email to you! (Due to thousands of downloads, can’t personally email files to all you lovelies!! )

Some more fun DIYs you may love-

Make a birch forest shadow box with just 2 pieces of paper!

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Make gorgeous wreaths super fast, without wreath forms – a Dollar Store Hack!

How to make wreath super fast with this dollar store hack! Turn a laundry basket into a wreath jig, plus tutorials on a flower wreath & a herb wreath!

Happy dreaming and creating! xo

(Update: 2017 calendar will be here on 9/30/2016! )


  1. Hey! Great idea! But I haven’t been able to download the template 🙁
    I clicked on the links given here, but they redirect me to this page itself.
    Could you please email me the actual working link to the downloadable PDF and tell if it could be edited on Photoshop or not?

  2. Why can’t I figure out how to cut on Silhouette? I can print it but the cut lines aren’t around the shape it’s around the whole sheet. I’ve tried tracing too and that doesn’t work! Help please!

  3. Hi! I’m french, and i’m a treacher. I did your calendar : one for my school desk and another one for my husband. It’s so cute. So, thanks a lot for sharing!

  4. hi,

    Many thanks for this calendar! Once again, he landed on my desk. I love it!

    But this time I I printed it on photo paper (glossy) – is even better now! :] Thx ;]



  5. I love this calendar idea but am having problems… I can download but it won’t let me print! I’ve tried both the color and black and white versions. You’re suggesting that I get someone else to email the post to me?

    I tried sending it to myself but get the same result. Any ideas? It opens and I can see it but the Print tab doesn’t work. Right-clicking on the image doesn’t give me any good options, either.

    Sorry to be a bother, but I’d really like to make a couple of these! Yes, even though I’ll have to cut them out myself – no cutting machine available! ( I might look into that, though…)

    I am loving all the crafts and projects you have – endless ideas!



  6. This is so cool! I’ve never seen anything like it. Would you mind if a shared an image of this printable linked to this page on my blog? I am creating a post of 2016 planners and this would a fun unique one to highlight?

  7. I LOVE your printables!! I just wanted to stop by to let you know that I have included them into my 7 favorites and blogged about them. If you like please take a moment to come over and visit.
    Happy a fabulous new year!!

  8. I used your 2015 dodecahedron calendar on my office desk at school this year. I have used it daily and absolutely LOVE it!! Thank you for making these and for the 2016 update! I will have to print an extra one for home this time because I am so spoiled by having a full year calendar right under my monitor. Perfect!

  9. I love this and am using it as a gift for an advent calendar. I was wondering if you could tell me if there is a tutorial on how to color the image on gimp. I have it downloaded on my computer but cannot figure out how to color it.

  10. Ah this is so unique! I love it! Would be perfect for in an office space or on a teacher’s desk (Teacher gift!?). Thanks for the tutorial and fun Christmas gift idea — I am excited to say I will be aiming to craft most of my Christmas gifts this year and this will give me a great start!

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