8 DIYs that you can make using last year's calendar

Time to start over with a new year, which means switching out your old calendar for an updated version. Instead of tossing the sheets in the recycling bin, get creative with your calendar instead and use it to craft.
You may not have imagined the possibilities you have with an old calendar, but you'll be pleased to see just how many things you can do to repurpose and reuse a calendar and not have to simply toss it in the trash or bin.
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1. Frame it (h/t Pop Sugar)
Have a calendar full of beautiful, colorful images? Don't let the pages go to waste. Take your favorite photos from your calendar, give them a pretty frame, and turn them into nearly-free wall art.
2. Gift wrap (h/t blah to TADA!)
Save calendar pages and turn them into timely gift wrap. Use the recipient's birth month for a personal feel and create cute, custom gift wrap.
3. Bookmark (h/t Craftideas)
Take glossy calendar pages full of beauty and make lovely bookmarks with them. These are simple to create and great to give as gifts to bibliophile friends and family members.
4. Coasters (h/t Pretty Prudent)
Use up old pages of last year's calendar and turn them into something that's not only fun, but functional. DIY coasters are easy to make from calendar artwork, and it won't cost much, either.
5. Can vases (h/t Fishtail Cottage)
Create a shabby chic vase with a tin can and some images from your calendar. Using Mod Podge to decoupage the cans, you can add pretty images to them to create cool, retro-inspired and shabby vases.
6. Furniture (h/t Better Homes & Gardens)
Have some calendar art you're really in love with and would enjoy seeing every day? Why not commit it to a piece of furniture? Using easy DIY techniques you can create cool pieces with calendar images.
7. Gift bags (h/t I Do Have a Talent!)
Gift bags are expensive, and most people probably just toss them after they open the gift. Instead of spending money on bags, make your own using cool calendar pages and give your gift a personal touch.
8. Envelopes (h/t eHow)
Colorful envelopes are the perfect way to send a greeting to a friend. Use calendar pages to craft homemade envelopes you can use for many purposes, even if it's just sending bills or a thank you note.
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