Upcycling: An Idea for Last Year’s Calendar!

Have you ever heard the saying, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure?” Before tossing last year’s calendar, put it to good use! Calendars always have picture-perfect images, text, and lettering on them… why not use them for your crafting?! Think… scrapbooking, card-making, and maybe even Mod Podging a picture to hang on your wall with the images from last year’s calendar!

Supplies Needed:


~Last year’s calendar

~Xacto Knife (optional)

~Cutting Mat (optional)


The instructions for this project are relatively self-explanatory. However, there are a few things to consider when cutting out your images.

1.) When cutting out an image, use smaller scissors rather than ones with a longer blade. This will help you to cut the image more precisely.

2.) When cutting, it’s best to start at the back of the scissor blade and work you way to the tip. This allows for long, clean cuts rather than choppy/jagged cuts. Also, it is better to hold the scissors stationary and move the image to cut rounded edges – rather than moving the scissors with every curve.

3.) In those hard-to-reach curves/corners of an image, it is very helpful to use an Exacto knife for clean lines and precision.

A few images I cut from last year's calendar!

A few images I cut from last year’s calendar!


*If you don’t have a calendar or your calendar doesn’t have images you can use, recruit calendars from family and friends. Chances are, they are going to toss them – so grab ’em up before they go out with the trash!

*Children’s calendars seem to have more scrapbook-friendly images which can be used; as opposed to a calendar with a large, single photo.


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