A fully-furnished dollhouse contains more than just tiny couches and chairs; it has all of the trapping of day-to-day life.  Keep track of which specific day that is with a dollhouse-sized calendar!  While the pages on this calendar design don’t turn, its Mod Podge coating makes it far more durable than paper alone, and its construction gives it a very realistic appearance.  You can even reduce your own photos to print out and use for this project if you want!

Project estimate:

  • Calendar, on hand
  • Copy machine, on hand or about $0.10 per copy
  • Mod Podge, on hand
  • Magazine page, on hand
  • Straight pin, on hand
  • Glue, on hand

Total:  Free and up

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I happened to have some little one-inch-square stickers with calendar months on them, but you probably don’t just have those laying about willy-nilly.  If that is the case, use a photocopier to reduce an actual calendar page down to one inch wide.

Cut four or five pieces of paper that are one inch wide and twice as tall as the height of your reduced calendar page.  (Since my calendar page is one inch square, my pieces of paper are one inch by two inches.)  Fold all but one of the pieces in half.

Use Mod Podge to glue all of the folded pieces stacked inside of each other.  Glue the stack of folded paper onto one end of the last piece of paper, attaching them with the folded edges running along the center of the project and the raw edges lining up with the outside edges.

Cut out your calendar image as well as an appropriately-sized image for the picture portion of the calendar.  The pictures I used for my calendars came from my trusty collection of pretty magazine pages.  Attach these images to the paper, with the stacked end facing toward the bottom.  Seal the entire thing with several coats of Mod Podge.

To make it look like it is nailed or thumb tacked to the wall, carefully cut the head off of a straight pin and use a tiny dab of glue to attach it centered and toward the top of the calendar.  (Tip:  Most jewelry pliers have built-in wire cutters.)

Once the Mod Podge cures completely and the glue is dry, hang it in your dollhouse by gluing it to the wall.  If you want to be able to move the calendar around, stick it to the wall with poster putty instead.