Some of you have already asked for it, so here it is – our 2017 dodecahedron 3D printable calendar! UPDATE: 2018 version will be here by November 16th!
It makes sense to have next year’s calendar handy, because lots of things need to be planed a few months ahead, such as … a trip to Costa Rica! 🙂
This 2017 printable calendar will be a different color palette than last year’s, so we can keep them side by side for a while.
Let’s make one and start dreaming a beautiful 2017!
Materials and tools:
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- I love this good quality card stock, it is easy to work with and holds the shape very well, and some glue.
- an inkjet printer
- it is easy enough to print out the templates ( download at the end) and cut with an Xacto knife, but if you have a Silhouette Portrait or Cameo, I have included the cutting file for you as well.
First download and print out the free template (at the end of article, includes both color and black and white designs!). Cut along the outer lines, score around each pentagon shape. Gently fold along each scoreline.
Related paper craft: DIY Faux rusty metal star lantern with free template!
The only tricky part is where to glue the tabs first: although I made it last year and wrote about it, I still forgot to do it in the correct order, and had to peel apart some tabs and redo it!
Can you believe this? I should read my own blog more often, right? 🙂
I found it easier to do it in three steps:
1 . Assemble the 2 halves, but leave a couple of the tabs loose,such as the September and October tabs shown below.
2 . Join the 2 halves together.
3 . Finish with gluing the September and October parts.
It is so easy! They make really fun gifts, especially for those friends who love geometric designs, or something unique!
Download the free template and cutting file:
For more geometric and paper fun, try this origami paper lamp shade from grocery bags.
Stay tuned for more pretty 2017 calendars coming in the next few weeks!