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Thursday, January 9, 2014

{DIY}: 3 Ways to Recycle and Reuse Calendars

How to recycle calendars

Happy 2014 everyone! Every time a new year begins, I always feel bad throwing away my calendar of the previous year, especially when it has such beautiful images in it. So today I'm going to show you three easy ways in which you can recycle your old calendars and put them to good use!

Felíz 2014 a todos! Cada vez que comienza un nuevo año, siempre me siento mal botando a la basura mi calendario del año anterior, especialmente cuando tiene imágenes hermosas en ella. Así que hoy les voy a mostrar tres maneras fáciles en las que puedes reciclar tus calendarios viejos y re-usarlos!

How to Recycle Calendars


1. Wall Art:
The first and most simple way to reuse your old calendars is to display them on your wall as art or posters! I just taped them to my wall, but you could go a step forward and frame the image as well.

1. Arte para la pared:
La primera y más sencilla forma de reutilizar tus calendarios viejos es usarlos como "posters" o arte en tus paredes! Yo me limite a pegarlas directamente a mi pared, pero ustedes también pueden ir más alla y enmarcar las imágenes.

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2. Make an Origami Box:
Another option is to follow these easy instructions and make this adorable origami box! You can fill this box with treats and give it to a friend, or keep it on your desk to store paperclips or other small items.

2. Haz una Cajita de Origami:
Otra opción es seguir estas instrucciones sencillas para hacer esta cajita de origami adorable! Puedes llenar la caja de golosinas y dárselo a un amigo, o también puedes ponerlo en tu escritorio para almacenar clips u otros objetos pequeños.

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3. Make Envelopes for Letters:
Another easy way to recycle your cute calendar is to make envelopes! You can use these to give birthday cards or thank you notes for someone special.

3. Sobres para Cartas:
Otra manera fácil de reciclar tu calendario es hacer unos sobres lindos! Puedes usar estos sobres para dar tarjetas de cumpleaños o cartas de agradecimiento a una persona especial.

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And there you have it everyone! Instead of throwing away your calendar this year, why not recycle it into something useful?! Hope you all enjoyed this quick and easy tutorial :)

Y ahí lo tienen! En vez de deshacerse de sus calendarios este año, porqué no mejor reciclarlos y convertirlos en algo útil?! Espero que todos ustedes hayan disfrutado de este tutorial sencillo :)

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16 comments

  1. The envelope idea is adorable! I had a Salvador Dali calendar once that I just couldn't part with, so I made a 12 piece collage on my wall. :) This is a great idea for a new year post.

    xo Ashley

    thetiniestfirecracker.com

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  2. hahaah the envelope... its reminds me back to old days when i was collecting papers and envelopes, miss old time when mr postman and mail service is very easy to find

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  3. What an amazing idea Marie! Thank you for sharing! :)
    www.simimaus.blogspot.com

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  4. what a great idea! I hate letting anything go to waste so this is efinitely a wonderful and creative way to reuse.

    lifeisashoe.blogspot.com

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  5. Great way to re use calenders! Some calender pictures are too pretty to let go! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Thanks Ashley!! Oh what a cool idea to make a collage, you are so crafty!

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  7. Hahaha that's funny you say that foni, I used to collect papers and envelopes as well!! What a funny coincidence :)

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  8. Brilliant ideas! I'd been thinking about making my own envelopes yesterday for something a little bit different but I wasn't sure what paper to use. Now I'm sorted! x

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  9. Thank you Emma!! That's awesome that you were already planning on making some envelopes, what a coincidence :)

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  10. Me, crafty? Girl, hush. All your Halloween ideas are so beyond my abilities!

    xo Ashley

    thetiniestfirecracker.com

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  11. I used to have calendars with sephia and black and white photos of cute little kiddos. I used it as wall art in my daughter's nursery. These are some cute ideas. Thanks for sharing them! And thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  12. Cute ideas!
    Depending on the size of the images you could also use them as covers to some boring notebooks.

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