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Watercolor Paper Wall Schedule Board – Photo Frame Project

Sometimes a small hand-held planner just isn’t enough… what you really need is a large schedule right on the wall to remind you to stick to the tasks at hand. So today I wanted to share with you a project that combines form with function.

Watercolor Paper

This weekly calendar will help you keep track of your tasks on a pretty watercolor background with pops of metallic gold. Imagine that – a creative DIY project that boosts your productivity too!

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Here’s what you’ll need for this watercolor paper painting:

  • 22 x 28″ frame
  • 22 x 28″ piece of brown kraft paper
  • Watercolor paper in sizes 15.5 x 20″, 4 x 20″, and 6 x 20″
  • Watercolors and a wide brush
  • Gold paint pen
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Dry erase marker

How to make an easy watercolor board:

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Begin by cutting your paper down to size. The brown kraft paper should be the same size as the frame, and the watercolor paper should be15.5 x 20″ for the top left rectangle, 4 x 20″ for the bottom left, and 6 x 20″ for the right-hand panel.

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Next, paint each piece with watercolor in the hue of your choice. Do not paint the kraft paper, though; this will be just for the backing.

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Now begin adding text using a gold paint pen. Feel free to label each panel however you like, and using any text style that you enjoy.

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Last, tape each panel down to the kraft paper so that everything is centered and has about a half an inch between. This isn’t an exact science though, especially if you cut the paper without a ruler… slightly wonky edges will give it that handmade appeal that is so popular these days.

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Now go ahead and insert it into the frame and write out your schedule for the week using a dry erase marker.

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If you really want to go crazy, buy some dry erase markers in colors other than black so you can color code different tasks.

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And there you have it – a weekly calendar that is as beautiful as it is functional. Don’t hesitate to experiment with the paint colors as well… and even the frame! It would look lovely in a silver frame with silver text and a blue background, for example.

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And the greatest aspect of this schedule is that you can erase your tasks every week without worrying about erasing the days of the week or the lines in between. A piece of cloth or a paper towel should do the trick. Happy crafting!

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