I also pulled out this old clip board of sorts that my friend Stephanie made for me many years ago. In Arizona it hung in my red kitchen, and I would put the kids artwork, or wedding invitations, or anything that I wanted to see often onto it. But the red doesn't so much go with my kitchen anymore, so I decided to repaint and cover it with patterned scrapbook paper.
This clip board would be really easy to make. You would just need a board, any size you want, and some of these bull clips. I googled them and you can find them many places, but I thought the easiest of which was Staples (the office supply store).
I simply painted my board, since I was covering it with paper there was no need to paint the entire board. Then I cut out paper to fit, and punched holes where my screws needed to go. Be careful when you use Mod Podge with scrapbook paper, it's easy to get air bubbles, so make sure you give it plenty of dry time in between coats. Then I screwed the bull clips back on and it was ready to hang on my wall. The calendar itself was easy to hang (especially if you have your husband do it :) and came with all of the hardware you need to do so.
This really isn't the best picture, yesterday was cloudy, and there's not a lot of natural light near this wall. But you get the idea. These clips won't remain bare for very long, my Hallie's favorite thing to do is put her artwork up on the fridge, I'm hoping she'll adjust to the move to this wall.
I also made some magnets to go on the calendar with these little scrapbook embellishments I bought. They had a sticky back that I removed and used some epoxy to glue on magnets. After drying over night I put them up on my calendar, I think they are really cute, and made inexpensive magnets.
I was thinking it would be fun to have magnets to put up for special occasions like birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays. I'm keeping my eye out for something to make those out of.