Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Works for Me Wednesday: Calendars

You haven't thrown out your 2008 calendar yet, right?

Before you do, consider a couple of possible re-uses:

  • Gift wrapping: The photo portion of many calendars can be used to wrap small gifts, say, a book, a CD or a small toy. Of course, the bigger the calendar, the bigger the gift. A few years ago, we got a calendar from a Chinese restaurant that had beautiful photos of goldfish. That made very colorful wrapping for birthday and anniversary gifts.

  • Big stuff: Bigger calendars, say the 3-month at a glance kind, can be used for other things. I use them to wrap packages for mailing (the paper is pretty sturdy, and it's plain white on the backside.) In a pinch, you could use them to line drawers or shelves, or wrap dishes and glassware for moving


Lorie said...

What great ideas for repurposing!!

Kirby3131 said...

I make envelopes out of interesting papers -- calendars would be great, too! Great idea!

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