Watercolour Calendar

Create a reusable DIY calendar to organize your schedule. Use watercolours for a splatter spray effect and write in important events each month!

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  • Crayola Watercolours
  • Crayola Window Writers
  • Crayola Markers
  • Poster Board
  • Ruler
  • Warm Water
  • Funnel
  • Pencil
  • Washi Tape
  • Spray Bottle
  • Measuring Cups
  • Plastic Frame

CIY Staff Tips:

  • Use any size poster board or heavy paper that you’d like. To create our calendar, we used a 24” x 18” piece of poster board and created 3” x 3” squares to complete our calendar grid.
  • To start fresh every month, wipe the frame clean using a damp paper towel.


Step 1

On a piece of poster board, outline the grid for your calendar with washi tape. Use a ruler and pencil to create 7 equal boxes across and 5 equal boxes down.

Step 2

Drop 1 or 2 watercolour tablets into a spray bottle and add 2 oz warm water.

Step 3

Replace the cap on the spray bottle and shake to dissolve the watercolour tablet(s).

Step 4

Spray the watercolour mixture onto the poster board.

Step 5

Repeat steps 2–4 with different colours and let dry 1–2 hours.

Step 6

Pull away the washi tape to reveal the calendar grid.

Step 7

Write the days of the week at the top of the calendar with Super Tips.

Step 8

Place the poster board into a plastic frame of the same size.

Step 9

Use window markers to add in the month, days, and your events!

  • Occasion:

    • Back to School,

    • Décor & Accessories,

    • Winter

  • Age:

    • Tween+,

    • Adult

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