Oct 22 2008

2009 Coaster Calendars

EDIT:  Since I’ve received several questions, hope this helps.  I charged $2.95 for these at the craft fair.  They are the LARGE size calendars from www.skybluepink.com  and I discarded the first December page because I wanted them to realize they were for 2009 and the Christmas candy canes just didn’t go with the themes.  I just adhere the back to the coaster with adhesive.  Since the calendars are padded, you pull off the month after they are done.

 I made a total of 25 of these coaster photo/calendar binder clip holders for the craft fairs.  I sold out the first one, so made a few more.  I only have 4-5 left from the second fair.  I’ll be taking them with me to sell at the Retreat in a couple weeks.  These were great to make, because again I am using up the tons of retired designer paper and ribbon I have stored.  When the year is done, they can add another calendar or replace it with a photo.

We also made these at my Last Minute Gift Ideas last December (stay tuned, I’ll be offering this class again THIS December with different ideas!)  I covered both sides of the blank coaster with designer paper.  Stampin’ Up!’s glue sticks work great for this.  Then wrapped designer paper around the binder clip.  I added some punched flowers, felt flowers and Rhinestone brads for a little bling.  The ribbons help keep the binder clip closed and holding the coaster.  Fun!

Oh, I purchased the calendars from www.skybluepink.com  I get several dozen from her every year.  I still have some left, so will need to think of a few more things to do with them! 

I have my Punch Class tonight.  We are doing some fun things…I’ll share as soon as I hold the second class in November…don’t want to ruin the surprise for them!


10 People have left comments on this post

Oct 23, 2008 - 12:10:19
Brenda said:

What a neat idea for using up some coasters (Ive got a huge box of them myself). If you dont mind me asking, what are you selling these coaster calendars for? Thanks for the great ideas you post 🙂

Oct 23, 2008 - 09:10:08
kim said:


I enjoy your creativity and your wonderful blog. Thank You for sharing with all of us.
You truly are an inspiration.
I love this idea and am in charge of the December Teacher Appreciation (our children’s school do this monthly), and thought I would make these calendar’s up for each teacher and staff member. What size calendar did you order?
Again, thank you so much for sharing with all of us out here in cyberland.

Oct 23, 2008 - 09:10:36
Zoe said:

These are so cute. How did you attach the calenders? Do you mind telling me how much charged for them??

Oct 26, 2008 - 04:10:24
Cheryl said:

These are really cute. I have made the binder clips but not the Calendars. I may have to try them also.

Nov 2, 2008 - 12:11:44
Carol H said:

Adorable! I may have to copy this idea for Xmas gifts. Always looking for little somethings to give to friends. Thanks for sharing.

Nov 4, 2008 - 02:11:21

These are great. I love SBP and shop there all the time but never get the calendars in time. Will definitely use this idea for my club. Thanks!

Nov 14, 2009 - 05:11:52

They are so cute!  I like the binder clip idea.  Thanks for sharing

Nov 14, 2009 - 07:11:15
Bea Lincoln said:

I wanted to THANK YOU SO MUCH  for putting your information on the Stampinuplns website about the calendars.  I looked at the website and found many things that I need for my son's pages for his trip to China last year, and will be ordering the calendars also!  There are many things that I have not seen anywhere else that I need for those pages!

Nov 15, 2009 - 11:11:28
Laura Thorpe said:

This is such a great idea! I may have to try this.

Nov 15, 2009 - 05:11:06
Carol V said:

Doing a craft fair this week, I have some binder clips and coasters taking up space and I can probably find some DSP!!!!!!      Thanks for sharing this cute idea, and the information about them.