How to Make a Perpetual Calendar

by Nakita -

Read old memories while you write down new ones! A fun DIY calendar that can be used for years.


  • Index cards
  • Scissors/X-Acto Knife
  • Ink pad
  • Rubber date stamp
  • Small box/berry container
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Grab you supplies

    Step 2

    I chose to cut my 3x5 index cards in half, I don't need as many index cards (365 days worth) & they would fit easier in the box with pens as well!

    Step 3

    A half of a 4x6 index card vs a half of 3x5

    Step 4

    The exciting part! <cringe> Sit down and put a tv show on and get to stamping, it will take a little bit of time but be patient!

    Step 5

    Most date stamps do not have a blank year. Slice off an old year with a razor.

    Step 6

    Get into the habit of writing something down everyday. Set it out on your desk or your night stand and don't forget readily available pens!

    Step 7

    I cut out 12 extra index cards so I could separate each month.

    Step 8

    I used a fossil watch box. My calendar fits perfectly within it plus pens! My box is 3.5"x3.5". *Use a berry container next time you bring home fruits! Spray paint or keep it neutral!

    Step 9

    Add pictures or a small item for the particular day to come back to every year! Hope you have fun & enjoy =)