We’re all about desk accessories- even better when they’re practical!  This fun little DIY is definitely one that serves a purpose and also adds some style to your office space.  We took our love of chalk art and turned it into a calendar for your desk!

Pretty and practical - this chalkboard-inspired DIY desk calendar is a fun way to add functionality to your office space!

What you’ll need:

– Two small, plain wooden boxes (with or without lid)

– Chalkboard or black gift tags (you could make your own with card stock and a hole punch too!)

– White gel pen

– White chalk

– Two small nails

– White and gold acrylic paint

First, remove the lids of your wooden boxes.  What’s left is the frame for your calendar tags!  I found these wooden boxes in the craft section of Walmart and thought they would make a perfect frame for this DIY!

Next, paint the inside of the boxes white so the black tags stand out and look more styled.  I also added gold paint to the edges because gold makes everything prettier!

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Next, make sure those black tags fit into your boxes.  I had to trim mine a little so they would be a perfect fit.

After that, write out all twelve months on your black tags and a tag for every day (up to 31).  I used a white gel pen and once that was dry, I ‘seasoned’ the tags with white chalk to give them a chalkboard feel!  So cute!

Turn gift tags into a simple DIY Desk Calendar - via Lily & Val Living!

Then, hammer a nail to the top of each of the boxes for the tags to hang on!

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Voilá!  Your DIY desk calendar is finished!  You could glue the boxes together, but I really liked they way they look next to each other.  This is a fun, interactive calendar that adds a decorative touch to your office space!

A DIY for your desk! A chalk inspired desk calendar via Lily & Val Living!

We love this DIY idea because it only takes a few steps and you can make it your own by painting the wooden box any color/style you want!

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Photos courtesy of Jenny Poe