Our free printable calendar template for the reader favorite 3D 2018 calendar is here!
Update: 2019 3D calendar is ready for download 3D 2019 Calendar! (with Free Printable Calendar Template)
If you have downloaded last year’s printable calendar template, welcome back to the reunion! If you are new here and love this 3d 2018 calendar, please come visit again in November 2019 for the new version. 🙂
This is such a fun DIY printable calendar that you can hold in your hands instead of flipping the pages, and it is made of just 2 pieces of paper! It would be so cool to use a few of these 3D calendars as Christmas tree ornaments and let your guests help themselves to a mini desk calendar for the new year!
We also have two other beautiful ( and free! ) printable 2018 calendars for you to download this year: a set of floral 2018 calendar and monthly planners here, and a set of modern black and white 2018 calendar and monthly planners here!
If you have already made this 3D calendar last year, feel free to skip the instructions to the end for the free printable calendar template!
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 or laser 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.
Download and print out the free template (at the end of article, includes both color and black & white designs!). Cut along the outer lines, score around each pentagon shape. Gently fold along each scoreline.
Start with the first half , 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 a few of the tabs open, then glue the 2 halves together.
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 last few tabs. Below is a photo from an earlier version, which shows the final step.
Here it is! A one-of-a-kind 3D 2018 calendar perfect for your desk!
Bring up the pdf, and right click “save” to save. If you have trouble downloading, send this post to friends so they can download and email to you! (Due to thousands of downloads happening on this site, we can’t personally email files, hope you understand! 🙂 )
Isn’t the new year a time for new adventures? A couple of fun projects to consider for 2018!
Paint watercolor flowers! Here’s a step by step tutorial to paint beautiful watercolor flowers in 20 minutes!
Build a simple greenhouse! Here are 40+ best DIY greenhouses, hoop houses, and cold frames!
Wish you a 2018 filled with beauty, happiness, and adventures!