2017 Desk Calendar

Each face of the 2017 desk calendar shows a full month. A cube has just six sides. Yet this paper puzzle cube can display all 12 months! You have 6 months to unlock the secret hidden in the folds of this clever cube — or you can just watch the video below.

This video shows the 2015 cube. The template has been updated for 2017

Calendar-labelWait! There’s more! This is not just a calendar, it is also a box, which comes with a pop-up gift label, so you can offer someone a gift within a gift!

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$2.50 handling fee will be added to the printed calendar for domestic First Class shipping or $7 for international shipping. Add “Ship PRIORITY” to your cart for domestic (US) 1-3 day delivery with tracking option. If you would like to order more than one printed calendar, please use this form to get a quote.


2017 Desk Calendar Printed version

For the first time in 2017 you can purchase a physical, paper calendar which will be shipped to you flat. This is a limited, hand-made edition, so order quickly before supplies run out! The printed calendar measures just under 2 cubic inches (approximately 4.7cm) and the box is held shut with a tab. The calendar follows the standard US format, with the week beginning on Sundays. It is printed, cut, scored and partially assembled so it can be shipped flat. Turning it into a 3D cube is easy and quick! Four clearly marked tabs come with a self-adhesive sticker, so you won’t even need any glue.

2017 desk calendar

2017 Desk Calendar Download

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The printable 2017 desk calendar measures approximately 2 1/4 cubic inches (5.7cm3). It does not have a tab. Instead, it includes a sliding red sleeve which serves both to show the current week and to keep the box shut.

The download includes two versions:

  • US version starts the week on Sundays and can be printed on 2 sheets of standard letter-sized paper (8.5″ by 11″).
  • A4 European version starts the week on Mondays. Months and days of week are written in English.

The box comes with instructions and is easy to make with a pair of scissors and a touch of glue. For best results, print on light card stock — or on different colored card stock to make a festive collection of calendars!



The picture above shows the 2016 version, which has been updated for 2017


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$2.50 handling fee will be added to the printed calendar for domestic First Class shipping or $7 for international shipping. Add “Ship PRIORITY” to your cart for domestic (US) 1-3 day delivery with tracking option.

Watch the DIY Desk Calendar video tutorial

The 2017 desk calendar download comes with illustrated instructions. In addition, this video tutorial will show you how to make it.

Paper-Rubiks-cube-with-ringIf you like this paper puzzle calendar, you’ll love the working paper Rubik’s cube!

Row Boat

This bright red pop-up row boat seems to bob in the water while a swimmer in her matching red bikini floats nearby. What better way to celebrate summer? If you would like to create your own idyllic scene, print the blank template and decorate it yourself. Either way this is an easy and fun card to make.row boat

Greeting card or paper toy


The gentle ripples fade to white in the distance, so you can add your greetings to the card. Just be careful! If a child sees you make this they might insist on keeping the row boat for themselves, because it doubles as a fun paper toy.

To decorate it yourself, print the blank version of this pop-up card, included for free with this download. Blue paper and plastic cling wrap will create a beautiful shimmering wave effect.

Hard Cover Pencil Case

hard cover pencil case
hard-cover-pencil-case-closedOrganize all your drawing and cutting supplies with this DIY hard cover pencil case. Follow the detailed tutorial on Instructables, and get the FREE pattern by adding this PDF download to your cart.

As always with these free templates, you do have the option to support the designer by naming your price.


This “no-sew” design is easy to make with a few simple tools and supplies, and it will protect and organize your art supplies for years. Customize the interior design to fit your favorite pens, pencils and tools.


Red Barn

The red barn is a classic piece of American vernacular architecture. Although it looks beautiful in the green countryside, the choice of red for barns was not originally driven by esthetics: home-made red paint was cheaper!

red-barn-pop-up-no-awning red-barn-awningThis red barn is set on a green 5 by 7″ card. It also comes with an optional awning. Print, cut, fold and assemble your barn by following the alphabet and gluing each letter to its twin. It is much easier to make than you would imagine!

The “hand-cut” barn option is a PDF file with the image and the cut and fold lines discreetly marked. However, if you own a KNK Force cutter, you have the option to download an unmarked print file with bleeds and registration marks. This download also includes an SVG file for cutting and scoring, calibrated for Neenah 65lb white card stock.

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View a custom version of the red barn in action

The barn in this video was made for Greene Acres, a beautiful event venue in South Carolina. They commissioned this piece so they could offer it as a memorable thank you keepsake for the lucky couples who wed in their barn. This example shows another way you can customize your barn: open the barn doors by cutting them out and gluing them to the side!

Peace & Rainbow

This peace & rainbow card was designed to honor the memory of the victims of the Orlando mass shooting of June 2016.peace & rainbow

The download includes a template formatted on letter sized paper, to create a 5″x7″ card. It can also be printed on A4. Detailed instructions for making this pop-up card are on Instructables.com

Name your price:


This template is FREE but you do have the option to name your price if you would like to support the designer. Please also consider donating to respected charities such as Doctors without BordersThe International Peace Institute, or the Trevor Project.

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LED Menorah

This is a pop-up, light-up card which can be used to send out Hanukah greetings — and as a fully functional flat-pack Menorah! Menorah-day-1

Move the match around and the candles light up one by one. Hebrew letters on the card exterior can be translated as “A Great Miracle Happened There” and the two pieces of gelt hide batteries which power the 9 yellow LEDs.


See the Menorah in action

This download includes templates for the card and for the electric circuit you will need to cut from a sheet of self-adhesive copper. Click here for full instructions and a list of all the materials and equipment you will need to complete the project. This is a very fun project, but it is not easy or cheap — so to make it a bit easier on you the template is FREE. However, if the spirit moves you, you do have the option to support this website and name your price!

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Happy Hanukkah, Channukah, Hannukah, Chanukah or Chanukkah!

Passenger Van

This black passenger van pop-up card can be used as a toy, because it is freestanding and scaled like a match box car. Other advantages: you can print and make as many as you please, fold flat for storage or travel, plus you will never injure yourself when stepping on it!

Don’t dismiss this van as a child’s plaything. You can also send it off as a greeting card, if you’d like to share travel information for a VIP, for example.


This template is easy to make from a single sheet of light card stock. Using a scalpel knife and a self healing cutting mat is recommended, and some dexterity gluing small tabs is required, so this is best made by an adult or older child. Download includes illustrated instructions.