Five Minute Family Calendar Magnets

DIY Calendar Magnets

Keeping track of a busy family calendar is a time-consuming job!  Anything little trick that can simplify the process is a help to any overwhelmed mom.  These calendar magnets will help to make important appointments stand out on your family calendar, and they are astoundingly simple to make.

calendar magnet materials

To make Five Minute Family Calendar Magnets, you will need:

dollar store magnets

table knife


PSA Essentials Mom’s Calendar stamps


circle punch

remove magnet

Dollar Tree is currently carrying these round button magnets in an 8-pack.  Since magnets themselves can be stupidly expensive, you can just harvest the magnets off the back of these buttons by prying them off with a table knife.  And you get cute plastic button embellishments as a byproduct! 

stick magnets to cardstock circles

I stamped each icon from the Mom’s Calendar Peel ‘n’ Stick pack onto brightly colored cardstock and then cut them out using my circle cutter.  The adhesive that will remain on the magnet is plenty strong to attach the magnet to the cardstock, but you can add extra glue if you need feel like it.

DIY Family Calendar Magnets

I bought this vinyl wet-erase calendar at Target a few years ago to keep us organized.  I still managed to forget about a few important dates though, just because they didn’t jump out at me from the calendar.  These bright dimensional magnet will make those important dates stand out.

family calendar magnets

This idea isn’t groundbreaking, but I think it will really help to keep our family on schedule and on-task in 2013!

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Thanks,  Jessica Hill

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