Things You'll Need
- Yard stick
- Hot glue gun
- Glue sticks
- Ribbon (at least one inch)
- Magnetic strips
- Picture hanging nails
If you have a wall calendar that needs to be hung on a space in your office, kitchen or bedroom, then make a holder for it. A wall calendar holder is easy and inexpensive to make, and some of the materials may be around your house already because this project utilizes a yardstick. A wall calendar holder also can be a creative, stylish addition to your wall space if made with design-savvy materials such as wood or fabric.
Insert a glue stick into the back of your glue gun. Plug in the gun to a power outlet and allow to heat according to package instructions. Usually this is about five minutes. Do not leave the glue gun unsupervised, and do not allow young children to be within reching distance of the hot glue gun.
Cut fabric into long vertical strips. The strips do not have to be cut straight. You want the strips to be at least 12 inches long, but longer is better. You will be using the strips to wrap around the yard stick.
Drop a dot of hot glue on the end of the yard stick, and immediately press one of the fabric strip ends into the glue. Allow to dry.
Wrap the fabric strip around the yard stick, allowing the layers to overlap. Periodically, you can add a dot of hot glue to hold the fabric onto the yard stick. Wrap the fabric all the way down the yardstick. You can continue adding fabric strips if you run out of material by dropping a dot of glue on the spot where you left off and then continuing to wrap. Once you reach the end of the yardstick, add a final dot of glue, press the fabric end into the glue and cut off the excess with a pair of scissors.
Cut two strips of the 1-inch wide ribbon. You will want the strips about 4 inches long.
Fold one ribbon strip in half, and slip it over the end of the yard stick. Add a dot of glue under the ribbon on the front and back of the yardstick. Allow to dry. Repeat on the other end of the yardstick.
Glue a long magnetic strip across the length of the yardstick. Begin gluing right after the ribbon at the beginning of the yardstick and stop before the ribbon at the end of the yardstick. If you cannot find one long strip, then use several shorter strips to cover the yard stick with magnets.
Nail the yardstick to the wall by using a hammer to insert a nail through the ribbon strips.
Glue the opposite magnetic strips to the back of the wall calendar. Stick to the yardstick.
Vera Leigh has worked as a professional freelance writer since 2008. Her work has appeared in "Learn Overseas" and "Grad Source" magazines. In addition, she received an honorable mention in "Newsweek's" My Turn contest. She has written features for nonprofits focused on literacy, education, genomics and health. In her spare time, Leigh puts her English major to use by tutoring in grammar and composition.