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Published on September 23rd, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Perpetual Family Photo Calendar

Materials: IKEA Tolsby Photo Frame

Description: Repurposed $1 Tolsby picture frame turned into an interactive perpetual calendar made with photos to flip for each day of the month!

- Remove inserts that normally ‘sandwich’ the photo

- Trim cardstock and photos so they will swing through the opening once hung.

- Adhere photos to cardstock rectangles, using photos of individuals on their birthday, anniversary or meaningful family days.

- Embellish photos with stickers, scrapbook embellishments and numbers for each day of the month.

- Punch holes and hand photo calendar from Tolsby frame.


See more of the Tolsby perpetual calendar.

~ Keri Bassett, Winter Park, FL

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Jules Yap

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11 Responses to Perpetual Family Photo Calendar

  1. Anonymous says:

    I’ve seen those frames in the AS-IS, missing the inserts. The only thing I’d do differently is to use book rings for the hanging. Nice hack.

  2. What a great idea for Christmas gifts!

  3. Nick Austin says:

    Excellent, imaginative and fun fun fun!

  4. tanen says:

    Just moved in to my new office and I was looking for ways to personalise my desk! this is awesome. =)

  5. Katey Lady says:

    I always thought that frame was just weird and dorky looking, but this application is perfect! Nice work!

  6. Berit says:

    Awesome! I always passed this frame by; missing its Obvious Potential.

  7. Wow, that’s great!!!!! A nice scrap to do!!!!

  8. Jules says:

    You’re welcome Keri. It’s a lovely one.

  9. Jules – you have 100% made my weekend! Thanks SO much for featuring my perpetual family calendar Tolsby frame hack!!!

  10. Beate says:

    Nice idea for a gift, wedding, x-mas-kalendar or so! Thanks for sharing.

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