DIY Recipe Box Calendar

March 05, 2012

This project was inspired by a picture I saw on Pinterest a while back – I’m sure you’ve seen it or something similar since then. The idea is to use a different card for each day of the year and then write down something you did that day. You continue doing this each year and then you’ll be able to look back and remember all the little events from the past. This is a super simple DIY that can be modified in so many different ways. For my replication I used the recipe box/guest book that we had at our wedding. I mention it before here. [I’ve got the cards that the guests wrote on stashed away in my memory box now] You could also use a shoe box, a basket, an old vegetable crate… whatever your little heart desires as long as it can hold 366 notecards.

  • recipe box
  • date stamp
  • ink pad
  • dividers [I made mine out of cardstock]

Step 1: Stamp the month and day for each day of the year on the notecards – make sure to leave off the year. If you don’t have a stamp, you could handwrite the dates or print them off of the computer. I got my stamp at Staples for just a few dollars.

Step 2: Make dividers for each month. I used cardstock I had left over from a pack of wedding scrapbooking supplies, but you could use anything you want really. Photos, magazine/newspaper clippings, book pages, etc. Just cut it down to be a little higher than the size of your notecards.

Step 3: Organize your date cards and dividers then stuff them into the recipe box. Now you’re all set to start recording memories!

See? It’s super easy and a great way to remember all the little moments we would otherwise forget from our everyday lives.


Amber said...

So pretty! Awesome job!

Ashley Berger said...

This is SO adorable!!! Thanks for the great idea!!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

I never would have thought of using a recipe box or something like that. Duh, so simple! Cute idea though. This would make a great gift.

Lauren from

Michelle@ Learning to Be a Mom said...

What a cute idea. I love the box! I am your newest follower.

The Mandatory Mooch said...

Super cute idea. Gonna have to do this with my kids!! Thanks for linking up to Tasty Thursdays on The Mandatory Mooch. I hope you will link up again this week. The party will be live tonight.

Thanks, Nichi

Liz @ Here's to Handy Andy said...

What a great idea -- and it turned out so so cute! Thanks for sharing at our Pinteresting Link Party!