Decor & DIY

A reusable DIY calendar for 2019 and beyond!

Whether you are looking for a pretty reusable calendar or just enjoy doing DIY paint swatch crafts, this DIY calendar is a fusion of the two. With the Pantone color of the year 2019 announced as Living Coral we tried to think how you could easily add this to your own space. We chose to go with Paint swatches in the color range but you can literally make your own calendar in the colors of your choice. You might even want to change it every year.

You can choose to upcycle and old photo frame or simply purchase one that will stand the test of time.

A reusable DIY calendar for 2019 and beyond! Using Pantone Living coral color paint swatches.

All you need for your DIY calendar is

  • A Photo Frame (with the glass intact)
  • White Cardboard (the same size as the inside of the frame)
  • Some Paint swatches (5 or so)
  • Glue or double sided tape
  • White Board Marker

A reusable DIY calendar for 2019 and beyond! Using paint swatches.

How to make this reusable calendar

  1. Arrange your paint samples as you wish and then stick them onto a piece of white cardboard cut to the size of the frame.
  2. Close and secure the frame.
  3. Using a permanent marker write Monday to Friday (& weekends if you like) on the glass.
  4. Using the whiteboard marker (or permanent marker if you like) write the dates on the calendar.
  5. Write in your plans for the month.
  6. At the end of the month clean the numbers and plans off using a wet cloth and some acetone for the permanent marker.

A reusable DIY calendar for 2019 and beyond! Using paint swatches.

All images and DIY by Lauren Kim Photography.

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Lauren is the owner of Lauren Kim Photography, Lauren Kim Food Photography and based in Cape Town. She specialises in food and lifestyle photography. Connect with her on social media on the links below.


  1. Love your free printable calendars! Are you going to be putting out the printable 2020 soon? I love to plan ahead! We use them at home and where I work!

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