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Rub Ons: A Desktop Calendar

Hey everyone, it’s Raquel here with you today sharing a fun tutorial for Rub On week here on the Pink Paislee blog. In today’s post I am going to show you how you can adapt a fun free printable calendar with the Moonstruck collection, to create a stunning and functional piece of desk decor.

Rub Ons: A Desk Calendar Tutorial @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #offthepage #rub ons #deskdecor #calendar #ppmoonstruck

To create this desktop calendar you will need an A5 sized clipboard, a printer, and paper (I used 4×6″ photo paper), the Moonstruck rub ons, and washi tape.

To begin with I downloaded the free Minimal Calendar from the Foreign Rooftops website and printed it out using my photo printer on 4×6″ photo paper. Here is what it looks like before adding any embellishments.

Rub Ons: A Desk Calendar Tutorial @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #offthepage #rub ons #deskdecor #calendar #ppmoonstruck

My first step was to add rub ons to the top right of the months on each calendar card. I chose rub ons that would fit neatly within that blank space.

Rub Ons: A Desk Calendar Tutorial @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #offthepage #rub ons #deskdecor #calendar #ppmoonstruck

I wanted to keep the look of this calendar minimalistic so I simply added a small strip of washi from the Moonstruck washi sheets to the bottom of the calendar page which coordinated with the rub on I chose.

Rub Ons: A Desk Calendar Tutorial @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #offthepage #rub ons #deskdecor #calendar #ppmoonstruck

If the month contained a particular event – like Valentines in February, I chose a heart to complement the month. I even added a small heart rub on to the actual date of Valentine’s Day within the calendar.

Rub Ons: A Desk Calendar Tutorial @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #offthepage #rub ons #deskdecor #calendar #ppmoonstruck

It’s my birthday in the month of March and I wanted to think of a way to mark any birthdays on this calendar too. So for my birthday and important family birthdays I have added one of the small circle rub ons ¬†from the Moonstruck pack.

Rub Ons: A Desk Calendar Tutorial @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #offthepage #rub ons #deskdecor #calendar #ppmoonstruck

The rub on pack had so many choices means that for each month I was able to create a totally different look.

Rub Ons: A Desk Calendar Tutorial @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #offthepage #rub ons #deskdecor #calendar #ppmoonstruck

I was surprised by how beautifully the rub ons applied to the photo paper.

Rub Ons: A Desk Calendar Tutorial @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #offthepage #rub ons #deskdecor #calendar #ppmoonstruck

Here is a quick look at the entire calendar all embellished.

Rub Ons: A Desk Calendar Tutorial @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #offthepage #rub ons #deskdecor #calendar #ppmoonstruck

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today. I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial to create a desktop calendar for your 2017 year!

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2 Responses to "Rub Ons: A Desktop Calendar"

  • Karen Jones
    January 17, 2017 - 4:42 pm

    I love the rubons, but I have to know where did you get the white eyelet pencil holder?!

    • Raquel Bowman
      February 9, 2017 - 3:19 am

      Hey Karen, I think this one was from ikea :)