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Guest Project – Make a beautiful and Functional Cork Board Calendar!

Hi lovely readers of Tatertots and Jello!  
I’m Michaela from Michaela Noelle Designs. 

 I’m so excited to be here sharing my cork board calendar tutorial!

I go to school at Seattle Pacific University and just got my own apartment this year that I share with a few friends.  I have self-diagnosed OCD and love all things organized and stylish, so I created this big cork board calender to keep me extra on top of things!
I love having my month to month calender, but this one is nice because it’s large and I can only view a week at a time.  
It keeps me scheduled, but also keeps me grounded, because I can’t look into the future too much! Livin’ life one day week at a time (:

Here’s what you’ll need:

A package of square cork boards (Joanne’s Fabric), 
cute fabric, 
accent ribbon, 
glue gun, 
paper and scissors.

Cut out a 1 1/2 inch wide strip of fabric and hot glue it to the edge of the cork.  Then glue the ribbon on the edge of the fabric to hide any sign of fraying.

Cut off the excess fabric and ribbon.  Next, write or type the days of the week.  I hand wrote mine on sketch book paper with a thin sharpie.  Glue it on in a corner or the middle of the fabric strip.

I chose to put my fabric strip and day of the week at a different place on the cork for ever square, just to add some interest.  Here’s the finished product next to my shoe calender!

I can’t tell you how much I love this.  Just the other day I was about to flip the TV on and catch some HGTV, but I glanced at my calender and saw I had to take an online quiz!  I’d be a hot mess without it!

What a cute idea Michaela.
I love that your project is beautiful and functional — awesome idea! 
I think it’s awesome that Michaela’s still in school and makes time to work on projects and blog!
Here are some of the things I am loving on Michaela’s blog: 
{Her bedroom Gallery Wall – beautiful!}
{Fashion Fridays — could she be any cuter?? And, you must check out her fun hairstyle vlogs!!}
You will be enchanted with Michaela’s blog —
Michaela Noelle Designs!!


  1. I absolutely love this! I am making a similar one to keep me and my kids organized. Instead of the days of the week, each member in my fam will have their own! Come check out my new blog about organizing, crafting and decorating and see what I've got goin on!!! Would love to meet fellow blogger friends!

  2. The Crafty Side Of Life says:

    Love it!

    Please come join my linky party this weekend, Friday-Sunday! Hope to see you there!

  3. I really love your blog! It has inspired me! I've started my own blog and linked you as one of my inspirations. Visit me at http://corduroydreams.blogspot.com/

  4. ♥ Shrinking Kenz ♥ says:

    I love it! I'm going to start my own right now! =)

  5. Cherisse @ [Framing Spaces] says:

    Really CUTE calender cork board!

  6. I love Michaela!

  7. Bellenza Wedding Bistro says:

    A perfect project to get the new year organized! Thanks for featuring such a creative young lady. Kudos to Michaela!

  8. The bulletin boards are adorable!! What a fun idea. Thanks.

  9. Jen-CraftOManiac says:

    Super cute idea, love it! and will go check her site out. Super great feature jen. Miss Ya, hugs, jen

  10. Love her! She's so nice and pretty. this is such a great tutorial :)

  11. Luv the colors! So fun!

  12. treasuretrashcans says:

    You blog is by far my favorite I love everything that you do Its a breath of ait just to come here I lovit !!!!! Your Good!

  13. Simply Amy says:

    I love this!

  14. Sue (Someone's Mom) says:

    My first thought when reading this is that this girl should be a model…so cute! I love this idea, it is functional and pretty.

  15. Wendy@project-create.blogspot.com says:

    Love this idea. This young lady is one talented cookie. Great Job!

  16. VERRRRY cute!

  17. Kassi @ Truly Lovely says:

    OOOH!!! I want a calendar like this!!! And of course with zebra fabric!!! LOVES!!!

  18. Very cute idea, might have to do this in my daughters room…which will soon be a shoe theme….love the name too AND the spelling that is my daughters name Michaela…

  19. Tara @ Tara Being Tara says:

    I love this! Thanks for helping me find a new blog friend!

  20. newmanscorner says:

    really cute idea!! if only i had more space on my walls for it!

  21. Thanks so much for having me, Jen! So fun!! xoxo

  22. Lil Mama Stuart says:

    love that she's in college, so refreshing. and not like a mom like the rest of us 😉

    definitely hoppin over to her blog. love her bedroom that you posted here!

  23. Jenny @ Embellishing Life says:

    cute and fun idea! love it!

  24. Kendra @ House of Ficek says:

    Oh Michaela that is fabulous! You go creative girl!

  25. Kelli @ RTSM says:

    Such a great idea…and she made it so cute too! I love the fabric behind the bookshelves too!!

  26. Genius! simply genius! I love it =)

    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

  27. Jacqueline says:

    What a great idea and I especially love the green animal print, it just makes it so fun and fresh!

  28. Simply Sara says:

    I love those cork boards, sooooo cute, can't wait to make some of my own !!! Would look really cute with some Michael miller prints!!!! Also, I need to find out where that doll cake plate can be bought, I love that too!!!!!!

  29. ~R a c h e l~ says:

    What a great idea! I am sure my daughters will love to make this (9 & 7), maybe my son too if it is Star Wars themed :). She is amazing!

  30. Laurelann says:

    I love this idea! Thanks for sharing. It would definitely be helpful… if I was home enough it would be THE BEST idea. Maybe I'll make some for my desk at work!


  31. Deb @ PaperTurtle says:

    This is such a cute idea, and thanks for the link to Michaela's blog. She's adorable!

  32. JC's Loft says:

    Oh what a fun idea! End result is super cute : )


  33. Mom in High Heels says:

    That is cute. I must explore her blog. And find out where she got that shoe calendar. You KNOW I need one.