Really Useful Altered Art

Perpetual Calendar - French Country Collection by Graphic 45 
Well it's back to work Monday everyone, how time flies.  I hope you all enjoyed your weekend.  
Here's a really useful altered calendar to make so you can keep track of the date.  It's really quick to make, easy to cover  and small enough to use up left over papers from other projects. 
I picked this wooden calendar in Trago Mills the last time we were in Falmouth.  It 's a great place to get hold of cheap blanks to decorate and if you're down that way worth a visit. 
The blocks were stained with watered down green acrylic paint which give them a worn look.  Distress stains also work really well as they soak into to he wood leaving the numbers to stand out. The main frame was painted with black acrylic paint and once dry covered in  papers from the 8 x 8 French Country collection by G45 and the co ordinating 6 x 6 patterns and solids that go with the collection.  


  1. Now if I could just find one of these that would be great!! Love what you did Clare and I am totally in love with the French Country Collection papers. Thanks for showing us.

  2. Looks fab, what a great way to decorate a plain object. I love it! hugs Sara xx

  3. Hi Clare, What a fantastic idea, loving this calendar and so different, the papers are fantastic and transform a very plain item into a magnificent one.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  4. This is fabulous, Clare!! And French Country goes so well with this idea of a perpetual calendar - I can see it being the perfect home decor piece!