Print out the calendar (click on the link above to find the document) on cardstock (keep in mind I did all white, but you could mix it up however you like). Cut out each month and find your scraps! I used fabric, but you could use any embellishment. I cut mine 2 1/4 in. by 3 3/4 in. but you could do any size you want. All I did was sew around it in a rectangle. If you want to get fancy, you could do diagonal lines. But I was all for easy and quick!
Here are mine. I sometimes coordinated the fabric with the holiday for the month. Others I just used whatever I had.
Here are all of the months
Ok for the next part. Buy some cd jewel cases, or better, use some you already have! (We have recycled all of ours so I actually had to buy some, but they aren't too expensive)
Then you will carefully bend the case back so it sits like this. You are using this as a stand for the calendar if you didn't already figure that out ;)
Then set your calendar on! It works best with only one month (or a few) at a time. The little bar at the bottom can't hold all of them.
Then wrap it up and give it away (or keep it!)! Cellophane and ribbon always do the trick, don't ya think?