DIY Holiday Monthly Dry Erase Planner + A Giveaway

DIY Monthly Dry Erase Planner

I’m into dry erase boards these days. I’m not even sure why since they’ve been around for a long while (clearly I am behind the office-supply times).  But ever since I realized you don’t actually have to buy a white office-like dry erase board and can use any picture frame with a glass front I’ve become hooked. So easy!

And functional! I’m into goal planning too. I’ve been mapping out all kinds of ideas I’ve had for this blog, my business plans and future goals. Most of the time I have to write things out to see how they make sense in really life. Do you do that? It helps me so much.

Plus the holidays, you know. Busiest time of the year. Although this doesn’t seem like a holiday project at first, trust me, it will get your organized for the crazy weeks we’re in. December needs a planner right?

When my blog friends challenged me to make something with my Silhouette Portrait cutting machine I was in. This was actually a REAL challenge for me since I’m kind of new to using the machine, I feel like a Silhouette newbie.

I always see people with these amazing Silhouette projects and I’m sitting here trying to figure out how to load my vinyl in. But I can do text at least, so a DIY Holiday Monthly Dry Erase Planner it was.

DIY Holiday Monthly Dry Erase Planner

But this isn’t the only Silhouette project you’ll find here today. There’s TONS of ideas that my blogger friends have created in this monthly Silhouette Challenge so you can see all of those below AND we have a GIVEAWAY for you.

You can enter to win A Silhouette Cameo Machine or a Silhouette Mint Stamp Maker or a $50 Amazon Gift Card. See all the details and entry form at the bottom of this post.

I challenged myself to get more comfortable in using my own machine. In the past I’ve made:

Since creating text is my specialty (ha!) I simply created a few words in the Silhouette software and transferred them onto the glass.

To make something that will really be beneficial to you as a monthly dry erase planner, create categories that fit your life. Here I added ‘Finish’, ‘Fun’, ‘Field.’ These basically stand for things I still have to do this month, the fun celebrate-the-season reminders, and the list of work (filed) action steps I have to do.

In December I can’t help but think of what will be coming for the new year so I added a 2016 header at the bottom with a fun diamond shape. You can use any of the Silhouette shapes, borders and icons. Plus it’s so easy to add a personal touch to your projects this way.

DIY Monthly Dry Erase Planner

Since this is non-permanent vinyl, you can scrape off the month and put on a new one anytime. And you can change the categories too, depending on what works for you.

I plan to make an even larger one for other project soon. Something like that can be done in a poster frame.

Would you ever use a picture frame as a dry erase board?


Want to Check Out More Silhouette Projects?

My Silhouette Challenge buddies and I are all sharing projects on our blogs today, so peruse the projects below for a wealth of Silhouette inspiration!

Easy Glitter Snowflake Ornament Ornament Surprise Box Merry & Bright Christmas Stocking Gift Card Holder Holiday Projects with Heat Transfer Vinyl Christmas Tree Card Display Easy DIY Hello Kitty Ornaments Fa la la Christmas Shirt Make Printed Holiday Tea Towels Christmas Tree Countdown: December Silhouette Challenge Modern Advent Calendar 'All is Calm, All is Bright' Canvas Sign Tutorial DIY Faux Aged Copper Snowflake Ornaments from a Cereal Box! "Good King Wenceslas" Christmas Mondegreen Cutting Board Sew Easy Pillow Covers Easy Gold Striped Monogram Ornament Monthly Dry Erase Planner Handmade Christmas Tags Cactus Gift + Printable Buffalo Plaid Gift Tags Coffee Mug Gift for the Star Wars Geek Hot Chocolate Stirring Spoons & Gift Tags Cut File Merry and Bright Christmas Pillow Damask Reindeer Print Ikea Star Ornament DIY Etched Nativity Ornament Fa La La La Pillow {Tutorial} DIY Split Monogram Pillow Fun Holiday Gift Tags - Free Print and Cut Etched in Glass DIY Easy Red and White Christmas Pillows 3 Easy Ways to Create Christmas Baby Onesies with HTV Easy Christmas Gifts for Teachers and Classmates

1. Beauty in the Mess // 2. JustTyra // 3. Dream a Little Bigger // 4. Simply Kelly Designs // 5. The Stamp Doc // 6. From Wine to Whine // 7. TheKimSixFix // 8. unOriginal Mom // 9. HaberdasheryFun // 10. Tastefully Frugal // 11. Sisters, What! // 12. Small Stuff Counts // 13. Where The Smiles Have Been // 14. Whatcha Workin’ On? // 15. Designed Decor // 16. Architecture of a Mom // 17. Decor Adventures // 18. Create & Babble // 19. Tori Grant Designs // 20. Tried & True // 21. The Thinking Closet // 22. Creative Ramblings // 23. Get Silvered // 24. McCall Manor // 25. Cutesy Crafts // 26. Ginger Snap Crafts // 27. My Favorite Finds // 28. Cupcakes&Crowbars // 29. Pineapples & Pinecones // 30. The Crafting Nook // 31. It Happens in a Blink // 32. Alayna’s Creations

Silhouette Giveaway

Silhouette Giveaway

And I’ve saved the best for last.  My Silhouette Challenge buddies and I in partnership with Silhouette America are hosting a mega-huge giveaway for not one, not two…but three winners!  The prizes up for grabs?

To enter: just complete the entries in the Rafflecopter widget below or at this link.  Because of my many blog friends who helped make this giveaway possible, you have 36 potential entries, which means a lot of winning power.  So, hurry up and enter!

{This giveaway runs from today through Monday, December 21st at 11:59p eastern and is open to anyone 18 years of age or older with a U.S. or Canada mailing address. You can read the rest of the terms and conditions in the widget below.}

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  1. What a great idea!! Love that you used non permanent vinyl and can change this when you want and/or on a monthly basis!! – Marni @ HaberdasheryFun

  2. Great way to get organized. Terrific project.

  3. WOW I love your organizing idea! Fantastic!

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