Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Calendar Collage to make for 2014 - a Tutorial


This Calendar Collage for 2014 (or any other year in the future!) is so easy to put together and a great deal of fun for your groups. 

It is a good idea to have some sort of theme - mine was based around UK, chosing pictures of different people in our country and of course a little map. To finish off, I cut out words I thought were appropraite to the theme...

Your theme could be food (lots to choose from in most magazines!), animals (wild or maybe pet animals), jewellery, hair styles, fashion (clothes or shoes maybe) or celebrities - there will be many more themes that will come to you as you browse through your magazines. You could also just have a colour theme - say purple and yellow or green and red or black and orange - endless choices here!

So you will need...

Magazines (mine were just Sunday newspaper magazines)
Glue
A4 Paper 
A4 Black or other coloured card 
Calendar Tab
Ribbon or string (about 15cms)

Putting your Calendar Collage together...

Having got all your cut-outs together, stick them first onto an A4 piece of ordinary paper from your printer. Overlapping them will give you a cleaner finish so decide on the order of sticking, before you start...


Then when dry, cut around your pictures, so no white paper is showing. 

Stick this collage onto an A4 sheet of dark card (I used black) and attach you calendar tab and then add a loop of ribbon or string at the top, for hanging.



Please do send us a photo of your calendars to put in Our Gallery - Thanks!