(UPDATE! The 3d 2016 calendar is here now! See link at the end!)
I am posting a little earlier than usual this week, because I am excited to share 2 things! First, a fun DIY 2015 calendar you can hold in your hands instead of flipping the pages – a 3D dodecahedron calendar made of just 2 pieces of paper!
This would be so fun to use as Christmas tree ornaments as well, and let your guests help themselves to a mini desk calendar for the new year!
At the end of the tutorial, I will share a giveaway of one of my favorite paper craft tools – [easyazon_link identifier=”B009GZUPFA” locale=”US” tag=”apieceofrainb-20″]a Silhouette Portrait cutting machine![/easyazon_link]
To make this 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 Neenah card stock [/easyazon_link]for a lot of the paper crafts you see on this site, and print out the free template-
Download patterns at the end of article.
Cut around the outlines, and score around each pentagon shape. Gently fold along each scoreline.
Start with the first half of the year, glue each tab to the back side of the adjacent pentagon, and form half of the dodecahedron.
For the second half, do the same but leave October and November tabs open, then glue the 2 halves together.
Finish with gluing the November and October part.
That’s it! Enjoy your new calendar and wish you a happy 2015!
Download pdf template:
Update: click here for 2016 downloads!
I have made quite a few things with the [easyazon_link identifier=”B009GZUPFA” locale=”US” tag=”apieceofrainb-20″]Silhoutte cutting machine[/easyazon_link], such as these pretty lanterns –
Love printable paper crafts? Here’s a lovely shadow box inspired by birch forests!