With the new year on the horizon, it’s time to get organized with a DIY magnetic calendar! We can all agree that having one place to arrange all of your events and appointments feels amazing. 

This year, take a regular calendar to the next level by using magnets to be able to easily shift your plans –– because we all know things come up out of the blue ––-  when needed to help you keep your sanity. Goodbye messy and scratched out calendars! Keep your ducks in a row and craft this calendar for your refrigerator or any magnetic surface using magnetic paint

What You’ll Need:


  1. Grab seven disc magnets and label one for every day of the week with Sharpie. You could also use a label creator or stick a piece of tape on the magnet to create a neat writing surface. 
  2. Next, you’ll want a pin magnet labeled for each date, so you’ll need 31 labeled magnets. Again, you can write directly on the magnets or create a label to number them.
  3. Grab your Washi tape and create a calendar-like grid. To make one grid that can be used no matter what day of the week a month will fall on, you'll need 8 vertical lines and 7 horizontal lines. Remember, each gridded square will represent a day of the month so be sure to space the tape enough apart to fit sticky notes on the days!

Each month, organize your numbered magnets in a grid below the days of the week. As an event comes up, grab a sticky note and write your event down before sticking it under the specific date. This way, you’ll have a central place in your home as a hub for your events and appointments.

Bonus: As a delightful Christmas countdown, you can abandon the typical calendar and use your numbered magnets to count down to the big day. Just line them up and remove one as each day passes.

Stay Organized With Apex Magnets

Our disc magnets and magnetic pins can be used all over the house to help organize! If you have your own magnetic hack, we’d love to hear about it! Leave us a post on our Facebook page with your hack for a chance to be featured in an upcoming blog post. And be sure to keep an eye on our magnets for crafts blog for more DIY projects, tips, and tricks!